Dr. William Douglas, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, visited with Great Day Houston during Heart Month.
Prevention from serious injury
Injury is the leading cause of death in children and teenagers yet is preventable in most cases. Pediatric trauma experts discuss the key dangers for parents and teachers to be aware of and provide recommendations for prevention.
The Heat Is Not Over
The brutal heat and humidity of August and September can be a danger to children and teens playing outside during recess, sports practices and after school. The Emergency Department at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital sees arise in heat-related illnesses during this time of year while children are back in school. Experts provide tips to help parents understand and prevent heat-related illnesses in their children.
Sleep is the foundation for good performance
Children do not get enough sleep today and the consequences can often be seen in poor behavior and performance at school. Experts encourage parents to help their children get on a regular bedtime routine and follow the recommended sleep guidelines for their child.
Nutrition is a key to success
Parents are encouraged to take the initiative and encourage healthy eating with their children. One of the most important factors in a child's success in academics, behavior and physical activity is the nutrition that they get. Whether sending off a packed lunch at the beginning of the day or encouraging children to make healthy choices in the lunch line, parents and caregivers play a key role in their child's health and success during this school year.
Yearly exams for healthy children
What you need to know to keep young athletes healthy
Experts emphasize the importance of adhering to the recommended annual physical and vision exams as well as staying up to date on your child's vaccine schedule. Children's bodies can change drastically within a year and exams and vaccines are essential to keeping children healthy, in school and protected from prevalent illnesses.
Concussions, heart problems and heat illness can all be major threats to young athletes. It is important for families to be aware of potential issues before their child hits the field to play.
Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon joins Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center announced today the addition of renowned pediatric neurosurgeon David I. Sandberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. to the medical staff, concurrent with his appointment as chief of pediatric neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.
Kicking Off March for Babies 2012
The 2012 March for Babies will be Sunday, April 29 at the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium. Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and the Walk will start at 9 a.m., rain or shine.
Helping Infants with Colic
Two innovative research studies are being conducted at the new UT Physicians Colic Clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to help both crying babies and their worried parents.
Dr. Milan Sen, orthopedic surgeon with Children's Memorial Hermann/UTHealth gives recommendations on ATV safety and says "there's definitely been a rise in the number of ATV accidents, especially amongst the younger population."
Cancer Drug Cures Blindess in Premature Children
A new study led by Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner of Children Memorial Hermann has found that a drug previously used to treat cancer can prevent blindness in premature children.
Distefano named CEO of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Susan Distefano, R.N., has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
iPad A Step Forward in Autism Treatment
The Apple iPad is known for its high-tech capabilities; however, a Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital neurologist says it also can change the lives of autistic children. Several learning applications on the device help autistic children communicate their needs. Dr. Richard Frye, pediatric neurologist at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital describes how the iPad can improve the lives of these young people, including five-year-old Evan Carkhuff.
Counselors, Hospital Partner to Form Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program
Until recently, Tomball and other Children's Memorial Hermann local communities had no place to send residents in need of drug and alcohol addiction outpatient treatment.
Humble ISD Student-Athletes Undergo Heart Screenings
The heart screening, open to all middle school and high school student-athletes and all district coaches, was conducted at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble.
Halloween Dogs Visit Children's Memorial Hermann
The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs visited Children's Memorial Hermann this past Wednesday dressed in their Halloween finest.
Houston Hospitals Get Report Card from HealthGrades
A new study by HealthGrades provides rankings for Texas patients city by city and hospital by hospital.
Exposure to Germs Helps Kids Build Up Immunity
Memorial Hermann chief of staff Dr. Edward Rensimer spoke about germs being essential, saying when kids aren't exposed to germs, they can't build up immunity. Dr. Rensimer says people have, just like every animal has, their own native bacterial floral.
Heart Screenings at Hogg Middle School
New Rockets team member Courtney Lee and Dr. Higgins came to Hogg Middle School in the Heights on Wednesday to talk to students about the importance of getting examined early for potential heart problems.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Family Aims for Awareness of Childhood Disease
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, can have devastating effects on young people. Dr. Pedro Mancias, pediatric neurologist at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, discusses the signs and symptoms of the disorder.
Harvery Karp Visits Children's Memorial Hermann
Harvey Karp, M.D., bestselling author of "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and "The Happiest Toddler on the Block" books and DVDs visited Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital to share his tips for calming fussy babies.
Children's Memorial Hermann Discusses Sudden Death of Teen Athlete
Students at West Orange are back in school since the death of their quarterback. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Gurur Denktas, discusses diagnosing heart problems vs. seizures as it relates to the sudden death of West Orange Stark High School football player Reggie Garrett.
As Child Obesity Rates Climb, Free Program Offers Help
Young people battling weight issues have a new resource with the Pediatric Weight Management Program at Children's Memorial Hermann Southeast, the pediatric service of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Doctors Give Baby A Chance At A Normal Life
Doctors Give Baby A Chance At A Normal Life.
Jonathan Moore Returns to the Team
Less than a year ago, Jonathan Moore, defensive tackle on Pearland's Dawson High School football team, collapsed on the field during practice and his heart stopped completely.
ADHD? Or Just Tired?
The symptoms commonly associated with ADD/ADHD also can be attributed to a lack of sleep says Colleen Lance, M.D., a sleep specialist with Memorial Hermann Medical Group, who also is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.
Drugging Children: Unrecognized Form of Child Abuse?
Giving a cranky child cough medicine to put him or her to sleep may not seem like child abuse, but it can be dangerous or even deadly for the child, according to UT/Children's Memorial Hermann Toxicologist Dr. Amitava Dasgupta.
Boy Suffers Through Multiple Broken Bones to Rescue Kitten
Watch how a kitten in Texas owes one of its eight remaining lives to 9-year-old Clayton Williams.
Issues In Radiation Use In Children
Issues In Radiation Use In Children.
AAP Gives Ok to Send Kids With Lice Back to School
The American Association of Pediatrics recently said it is safe to send children with head lice to school. Keely Smith, M.D., pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, discusses treatment of head lice and also gives a flu update.
Humble ISD Student-Athletes Undergo Heart Screenings
The physicians of Cardiovascular Association Inc. recently conducted a heart screening program for Humble Independent School District student-athletes and coaches.
Surgeons Perform Delicate Surgery to Repair Baby's Spine
Surgeons Perform Delicate Surgery to Repair Baby's Spine Abdalla Al Jeweisri was born four months ago in Kuwait however, soon after his birth doctors discovered he had a spina bifida. Physicians told Abdalla's parents that they needed to seek treatment.
What is Placenta Previa and Why is It On the Rise?
A report published in the Aug. 30, 2010 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, confirms that the rate of Cesarean delivery has climbed by more than 50 percent over the past 11 years. Alarmingly, nearly 1 in 3 of all births from first-time mothers in the U.S. now occur by Caesarean section, which has been steadily increasing and setting new records for more than 10 years. According to the most current figures, Caesarian section has become the most common surgery in American hospitals, with about 1.4 million Caesareans performed.
Use these tips for a safe, fun holiday
The holiday season is in full swing as children bubble over with excitement and parents rush to buy gifts, organize parties and plan trips to visit family and friends. However, it takes only a moment for a child to sustain a devastating injury, turning holiday joy into tragedy.
Atascocita Students Receive Physicals from Memorial Hermann Health Professionals
HUMBLE - More than 700 student athletes from Atascocita High School, Atascocita Middle School and Timberwood Middle School received on-site sports physicals from volunteer physicians, advanced practice nurse practitioners and physical therapists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital on April 20 at Atascocita High School. The students were charged $20 each for the physicals and all proceeds, more than $14,000, were donated back to the high school.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and LifeGift dedicate a Tree of Life
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and LifeGift today dedicated a "Tree of Life" to remember those children who gave the ultimate gift - the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
Children's Memorial Hermann Southeast Receives March of Dimes Top Performance Award
Children's Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, the neonatal and pediatric service of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, was recently recognized by the March of Dimes for being in the Top 10 March for Babies List.
2008 Global Breastfeeding Challenge
2008 Global Breastfeeding Challenge Join Us in the 2008 Global Breastfeeding Challenge Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. The 2008 Global Breastfeeding Challenge will commence with breastfeeding mothers at registered sites in over 13 countries having their breastfeeding little ones "latch."
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Welcomes Quintuplets
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital welcomed quintuplets on July 31, and the party of five joins just 100 known sets of quintuplets worldwide. Aaron, Priscilla, Matilde, Joel and Isaac Real-Mayorga, were born to proud parents Veronica Mayorga-Real, 30, and Enrique Mayorga, 33, of Humble, beginning at 2:23 p.m. The babies' weights range from just over two pounds to nearly four pounds.
Children's Memorial Hermann and Houston Rockets Bring Be Fit Rally to Sugar Land
Commonwealth Elementary won the Be Fit Rally for its high level of student participation in the Be Fit Challenge, presented by Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Houston Rockets. The rally featured a high-level performance and inspirational messages from Rockets entertainment designed to inspire all students to be fit.
Cindy Crawford visits patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Cindy Crawford visits patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital A model visitor for the patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. It was none other than Cindy Crawford. She was in town May 7 to promote a partnership between Rooms to...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is First Pediatric Facility in Texas with Portable CT Scanner
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is First Pediatric Facility in Texas with Portable CT Scanner Kimberly Eng, CT technologist at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, prepares a patient for testing on the new portable CT scanner. HOUSTON Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Offers Tips for Explaining Disturbing News Stories to Children
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Offers Tips for Explaining Disturbing News Stories to Children HOUSTON - Although news gleaned from television, radio, or the Internet often is a positive educational experience for children, problems can arise when the images presented are...
Children's Memorial Hermann and Women's Memorial Hermann are expanding
Children's Memorial Hermann and Women's Memorial Hermann are expanding Children and adults are invited to a day of fun children's activities and attractions to celebrate Professional Lego artists will display their unique Lego creations from incredible ships to cool trains...
Children's Memorial Hermann forms team for National Kidney Foundation Walk
The "Renal Warriors of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital" are teaming up to walk in the National Kidney Foundation 2009 Kidney Walk, and all Houstonians are invited to lace up their sneakers and join the fun.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital presents a live chat on ear, nose and throat care for kids
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital presents a live chat on ear, nose and throat care for kids HOUSTON - Ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems are common in young children, but they are not always easy to treat. In fact, more...
Children's Memorial Hermann Southeast celebrates NICU's second birthday
Children's Memorial Hermann Southeast, the neonatal and pediatric service of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, celebrated the second birthday of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a birthday party featuring food, fun, giveaways and some very special guests.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital's kidney program among Top 20 in U.S.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital's program to treat kidney disorders has been ranked among the top 20 nationwide in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Children's Hospitals" 2009 survey. The hospital's Children's Nephrology Program ranked number 18, marking its first appearance in the survey.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Debuts Two New Ambulances
HOUSTON - Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, home to the Gulf Coast region's only Level I pediatric trauma center and one of only two in Texas, today unveiled two new ambulances that are so advanced they will serve as mobile pediatric intensive care units. The vehicles are designated Specialized Emergency Medical Services Vehicles, which is a level above Advanced Life Support ambulances and signal that the vehicle is carrying extra personnel with specialized medical training. Children's Memorial Hermann recently became the first pediatric hospital in the region to receive certification as a Level I pediatric trauma center from the American College of Surgeons. The new ambulances will enable the Children's Transport Team to transfer more children from throughout the region for Level I care at the hospital.
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Photo Selected for NACHRI Traveling Photo Exhibit
A Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital photograph by Jim LaCombe was selected by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) for "Champions," its 2009 traveling exhibition of 50 photographs. The photo was chosen from nearly 250 photographs submitted to NACHRI by children's hospitals across the country.
Children's Radiothon Raises Over $32,000 to Build New Pediatric Respiratory Gym
Children's Radiothon Raises Over $32,000 to Build New Pediatric Respiratory Gym Craig Cordola (center), CEO, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, poses with Michele Fisher and Keith Scott, MIX 96.5 Morning Show personalities. Radio station MIX 96.5 FM worked with Children's Memorial...
Angel Munoz, M.D., NICU Staff Commended by Healthcare Improvement Department
Angel Munoz, M.D., NICU Staff Commended by Healthcare Improvement Department Humble, Nov. 12, 2008-Memorial Hermann Northeast Neonatologist Angel Munoz, M.D. is recognized during National Healthcare Quality Week by Northeast's Healthcare Improvement Department. Dr. Muñoz was recognized for his outstanding leadership...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Patients Create Whimsical Murals
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Patients Create Whimsical Murals HOUSTON-Patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital put their art skills to good use to paint four full color, three foot by six foot murals that will be displayed throughout the hospital. Employees...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Launches 'Virtual' Walk to Raise Funds for Seriously Ill Children
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Launches 'Virtual' Walk to Raise Funds for Seriously Ill Children Houston, Oct. 2, 2008 - Today, countless children in Houston and across America face increasing challenges to their health - challenges ranging from the growing number of...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Joins National Network of Children's Hospitals
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Joins National Network of Children's Hospitals Houston, Sept. 29 - The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions has accepted Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital for Institutional membership. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is one of 218...
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital Transplant Patient Featured in the Houston Chronicle.
February 3, 2008 - A Texas teen who waited more than two years for a kidney transplant is looking forward to a new life after receiving an organ on Jan. 27 at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Child Life Specialist Joins the Memorial Hermann Southeast Team
January 25, 2008 - Hospitalized children and their loved ones have a new partner at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast.