Manage Heartburn this Holiday Season to Avoid Long-term Health Problems

The holiday season brings many opportunities for indulgence with hearty meals, special cocktails, and extra sweets. For some, season’s greetings may also come with increased incidences of heartburn. But when does heartburn go from a periodic discomfort to something far more serious? “Heartburn, or acid reflux, is characterized by a burning feeling in the chest [Continue Reading]

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With More People Traveling this Holiday Season, Remember the Risks and Warning Signs for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Following months of grounded travel, many Americans are returning to the skies this holiday season to visit friends and family. But these long-haul journeys can have more risks than just lost luggage, and if you are someone at risk for vascular disease, it is important to understand the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis when [Continue Reading]

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How to Manage Your Diabetes and Still Enjoy a Decadent Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving approaches, many eagerly anticipate festive celebrations with family and friends. Those celebrations often center on food and culinary indulgences, which can be very stressful for the estimated 30.3 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Though for many people the holidays are a time to relax and overlook their typical diets, [Continue Reading]

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Trauma, PTSD and General Anxiety after the Astroworld Festival Tragedy

On Nov. 5, 2021, during the first evening of what was supposed to be a multi-day music festival at NRG Park in Houston, a deadly stampede unfolded, ultimately killing ten concertgoers—most of them in their teens and early twenties. According to estimates by the Houston Police Department, nearly 55,000 people were in attendance during the [Continue Reading]

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Tricks (and Treats!) to Keep Halloween 2021 Safe and Fun

By Alexandra Becker Last year, Halloween night was especially ghoulish as families struggled to keep traditions alive while also protecting their children and themselves from COVID-19. From ingenious contraptions for safely distributing candy to socially distanced costume contests to altogether cancelled plans, it was certainly a grave evening compared to Halloweens past. But this year, [Continue Reading]

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As the Holiday Season Approaches, an ICU Nurse Manager Urges More COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Deondra Moseley, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center This weekend, children throughout the Greater Houston area will be skipping up and down streets, clutching tightly to buckets full of candy and screaming, “Trick-or-treat” at the top of their lungs. It will be a [Continue Reading]

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