Healthy Brain Recipes from Monica Pope

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center teamed up with Top Chef Masters competitor Monica Pope to provide free entertaining and educational cooking classes throughout the month of May at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop. Monica is known for her ability to transform local farmers’ ingredients with [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Today, and Every Day, We Celebrate Trauma Survivors

As Adessa Ellis lay unconscious and barely breathing on the shoulder of the highway, the only sign of life was the intermittent blink of the tiny heart symbol on her sports watch. Just seconds earlier, Ellis had been cycling with her best friend on a training ride for her latest Ironman competition. Ellis was in [Continue Reading]

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Do you Kangaroo? Five Benefits of Skin-to-Skin

By Jessica Oliveira, BSN, RN, CPN, Education Resource Specialist, Children’s Memorial Hermann Memorial City [Kang-guh–roo] noun A method of caring for a newborn in which the baby is held, clad only in a diaper, against the bare chest of a parent. synonyms skin-to-skin, cuddle, nestle, snoozle, snuggle “Ma’am, would you like to kangaroo with your [Continue Reading]

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Healthcare Superstitions

A superstition is the supernatural belief that one occurrence might be related to a different occurrence, even if there is no proof that the two things are related at all. If you’re the superstitious type, today –Friday the 13th – might be a daunting day for you because of the date’s unofficial association with “unlucky” [Continue Reading]

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Why I Am a Nurse at Memorial Hermann

Each day nearly 9,000 nurses provide care and support to the thousands of patients who visit Memorial Hermann. From working in our emergency departments in time of crises to helping patients re-build strength at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann nurses are truly the backbone of our operations. To celebrate Nurses Week, we asked some of [Continue Reading]

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