Spotlight on Heart Month: Understanding the American Heart Association’s Latest Dietary Guidelines

Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA) dedicates the month of February to public health efforts surrounding cardiovascular health and education. Recently, the organization released their first update to their dietary guidance since 2006, emphasizing the importance of heart-healthy dietary patterns as well as the critical role of nutrition early in life. “Dietary patterns are [Continue Reading]

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Three Things You Need to Know about the Flu and Pregnancy

While contracting COVID-19 is still a concern for communities nationwide, health experts are also expecting to see more winter flu cases. Severe illness from the flu can present itself in certain individuals, including the elderly, immunocompromised, and women who are pregnant. In fact, pregnant women have a much higher risk for developing complications from the [Continue Reading]

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Keep It Moving: Exercise as the key to health during and beyond cancer treatment

By Dr. Carolina Gutierrez, MD Gone are the days we say “lie down and take it easy” when it comes to cancer treatment. Research findings show how regular exercise is a key part to staying healthy during and beyond cancer treatment. From making healthier food choices to quitting smoking, exercise remains one of the most [Continue Reading]

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New Year, New You: The Truth behind the Most Popular Diet Fads of 2022

Each January, countless numbers of goal-oriented people find themselves writing out a list of resolutions for the coming year—and after what is often a decadent holiday season, many of those resolutions could be summed up in two words: lose weight. It seems easy enough: consume less calories than you expend in a day; do that [Continue Reading]

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A Tale of Twos: How Two Heroic Security Officers Helped Deliver Two Babies Outside Two Memorial Hermann Hospitals Late Last Year

Memorial Hermann Health System delivers thousands of Houston-area babies each year, but rarely do those deliveries happen just outside the hospital walls. Late last year, however, and in two separate occurrences, two heroic Memorial Hermann security officers stepped in to help deliver two healthy baby girls in the parking lots outside Memorial Hermann Sugar Land [Continue Reading]

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