How to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, wherein we “spring forward” and collectively advance our clocks one hour. Although the original intent was to provide more daylight in the evenings during the warmer months, the practice has grown increasingly controversial as experts learn more about the importance of daily routines, circadian rhythms and [Continue Reading]

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The Top 20 Safety Tips for Spring Break 2022

With two years of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxing some of their guidance as cases continue to decline, experts predict this year’s Spring Break will be a busy one, with families across the region hopping on planes or cruising down the highway to beaches, parks [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Arthur Hamberger, MD, FACR: A Retired Physician Reflects on His Career and How His Cancer Journey May Offer Hope to Others

When 76-year-old Dr. Arthur Hamberger reflects on his 50-year career as a physician, the first thing that comes to mind are his patients. While each patient’s story is different, they all share something in common – their admirable courage and resilience in the face of adversity. The same thing can also be said of their [Continue Reading]

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Three-Time Cancer Survivor Finds Solace and Hope in Canopy Survivorship Center

Many people go through numerous trials throughout their lives, but few have gone through as many as Cheryl Ward. The 61-year-old has survived homelessness, depression, Hurricane Harvey, ovarian cancer, stage IV breast cancer and now she is dealing with stage IV lung cancer. Through all of these difficulties, though, her faith has never wavered; rather, [Continue Reading]

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Longtime Friends Ring the Bell Together After Breast Cancer Treatments at Memorial Hermann

Martha Maggard and Laura Wong had known each other since the 1990s when they first met while working at the same elementary school. Maggard was a secretary to the principal and Wong was a teacher. After 11 years working together, the women lost touch after Maggard retired. The next time they saw each other was [Continue Reading]

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Our Negotiations with BCBSTX: What’s Really at Stake

By J. Kevin Giglio, M.D., Primary Care/Family Medicine As an independent physician who has partnered with Memorial Hermann’s highly successful clinically-integrated physician network (MHMD) and serves on the network’s board of directors, I am disappointed and confused by the actions of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX). The current contracts between BCBSTX and Memorial Hermann will [Continue Reading]

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