Memorial Hermann Expands Efforts to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Health Services to Houston’s Hardest Hit Communities

By Alexandra Becker On Wednesday, March 31, Lesa Jackson sat in a large room at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Southwest Houston. Her arm felt slightly sore, but she was elated. After months of waiting, she had finally received her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I am so happy it’s finally my [Continue Reading]

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The Year Without Flu

By Alexandra Becker Late last year, amid what will likely be the worst public health crisis of our lifetimes, infectious disease experts noticed something remarkable: seasonal influenza was almost nonexistent. Just a few months prior, many of those same individuals had sent dire warnings about the upcoming flu season, particularly in light of the ongoing [Continue Reading]

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Combatting Allergies This Spring

Allergens are in the air year-round in Texas due to its warmer than average climate. However, spring is the most common season for allergies nationwide, and many Texans are likely experiencing a higher intensity of allergy symptoms during this time. “While there are a plethora of allergens common in Texas throughout the year, during the [Continue Reading]

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For National Nutrition Month, Memorial Hermann Dietitians Focused on Respecting Cultural Preferences While Meeting Nutritional Needs

By Alexandra Becker In an effort to promote healthy food choices and beneficial eating habits, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created a campaign to observe National Nutrition Month each March. Every week of the month, the organization sends out key messaging and guidance for professionals and the general public to promote healthier habits year-round. [Continue Reading]

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What is Safe after Spring Break Travel?

By Alexandra Becker Whether it was to hit the slopes, frolic in the waves or visit family out of state, a large number of Houstonians travelled far and wide during Spring Break last week. With the majority of those vacationers now back home, many wonder what’s safe when it comes to COVID-19 protocols, especially with [Continue Reading]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: An Important Reminder to Schedule Your Screening

Colorectal cancer is found in the colon or rectum and typically develops from abnormal growths known as polyps. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States for men and women according to the American Cancer Society, yet many don’t recognize that it’s one [Continue Reading]

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