In Lauryn’s Memory: Raising Awareness about Childhood Cancers

By Alexandra Becker As a seasoned nurse and now, a clinical coordinator for Women’s Services at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Danielle Criswell has always prided herself on her ability to be both empathetic and professional, helping guide countless families in their health journeys. But when her five-year-old became ill in 2018, Danielle was faced with [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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Why Do Some Vaccines Last a Lifetime?

By Alexandra Becker Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization to the first COVID-19 vaccine last December, the research, development and science behind vaccines has become a household topic like never before. But vaccines themselves date as far back as the late 1700s when a physician from Gloucestershire, England [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Four Things You Need to Know

By Alexandra Becker  Did you know that approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and that prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer affecting men in the U.S. today? Even more, prostate cancer does not typically present with symptoms, a fact that [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month: Timothy’s Story

By Alexandra Becker Victoria, TX resident Timothy Prickett first arrived at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in 2018 after experiencing extreme shortness of breath. Because of the severity of his condition, he was hospitalized and placed under the care of Dr. Soma Jyothula, MD, associate professor of pulmonary medicine with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston [Continue Reading]

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