Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem

When our parents and grandparents were growing up, it was unusual to see an obese child. These days, it is a very different story. Many American children of all demographics are now carrying extra weight. Here are the current obesity trends and how you can combat childhood obesity in your own family. Childhood Obesity Statistics […]

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Ways To Reduce Back to School Stress

Everyone gets a little nervous before a big change. If your child is worried about going back to school, try these tips to help them conquer their fear. Take a look at our pediatric services here.

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8 Signs of Heart Disease

When many people think of heart problems, they picture sudden, intense chest pain or even heart attacks. The truth is not all heart conditions are obvious. Signs of heart disease, for instance, can be subtle and may even appear unrelated to the heart altogether. What is Heart Disease? Heart, or cardiovascular disease, is an umbrella […]

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Signs of Bullying and How to Stop It

In 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found that during the 2014-2015 school year, one out of every five students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported being bullied at school. The type of bullying varied from insults to threats of harm or property destruction. As your child heads back to school […]

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How to Recognize ADHD in Your Child

It is normal for children to occasionally forget about their homework, daydream during class or fidget at the dinner table. But in some cases, these can also be signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you spot just a few symptoms, your child probably does not have the disorder. However, if your son or […]

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Video: SHF hosts PVAMU Summer Program for the Second Year

SHF had the pleasure of speaking to the incoming freshman a part of the Prairie View A&M University Summer Program for the second year in a row. During their visit to our Bellaire Health Center, they were able to hear from our management team and providers about how we serve the community. It also gave […]

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Contact Lenses at St. Hope Foundation

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation August is contact lens awareness month, so let’s get some of you aware of what we have here at St. Hope Foundation in the form of contact lenses! Some of you like to transition between glasses and contact lenses, some of you […]

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Common Football Injuries And How To Prevent Them

The University of Colorado Denver estimates that over 444,000 boys’ football players were injured during the 2016-2017 school year between competition and practice settings. While more safeguards have been implemented during game time, there are also ways to prevent injuries before hitting the field. To learn about our pediatric services click here. Common Football Injuries […]

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Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

There is no exact age for when a child should receive a smartphone but below are some general guidelines and statistics to help you make your own choice for you and your child. To learn more about St Hope Foundation Pediatric services click here.

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