‘Tis the Season for Child Safety

By Evan Koch Child safety is what pediatric emergency physicians want at the top of everyone’s shopping lists this holiday season. “This is a time of year where it’s really easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season and overlook potential safety hazards of toys as kids have more access to new [Continue Reading]

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Thanksgiving Tips to be Thankful For

By Drew Munhausen The holiday season is a time for festive gatherings, making new memories with family and… lots and lots of food! Many people plan which foods they will splurge on during Thanksgiving. With food being a focal point of the holiday, food safety is of the utmost importance. Sharon Smalling, a clinical dietitian [Continue Reading]

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From the Garden to the ER: Michael’s Heartfelt Journey

By Shannon Dillon Within three hours, a day of gardening for Michael Lawrence ended with unsettling health diagnosis.  Last August, Lawrence was in his backyard gardening–one of his favorite hobbies. He had just planted a Texas sage and walked to the front driveway to get a bag of mulch out of his car.  Even though [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]

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Planting the Seeds of Good Health

Dr. Laura Armstrong’s Vegetable Garden is Building a Healthier Community By Alyson Ward Dr. Laura Armstrong loves to plant a seed and watch it thrive. She knows how to foster a fledgling carrot crop or tend a vine until it’s teeming with tomatoes. She puts those same skills to use in her daily work, as [Continue Reading]

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Early Intervention: How Memorial Hermann is Putting Mental Health Top of Mind

By Shannon Dillon Forty-seven million. That’s the number of U.S. adults who experienced a mental illness in 2018, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While depression and anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions experienced, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorders, trauma and eating disorders can also interfere with daily activities and [Continue Reading]

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