Haley Hernandez, KPRC 2 Houston

Haley Hernandez

KPRC 2 Houston

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Haley:

Doctors using brain surgery to improve symptoms of severe OCD

Researchers from around the world met Friday to discuss treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with a brain surgery called deep brain stimulation (DBS). → Read More

Data showing increase in key metrics in rise of COVID-19 cases

It was this time last year we first heard anything about the Delta variant of COVID-19. → Read More

COVID-19 cases are low, life returns to normal. Here’s why it’s safe

There is good news in the fight against coronavirus. As predicted, without enforcing any restrictions, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ran for three straight weeks without signs of surging COVID cases. Low transmission rates and high level of immunity are why the event (and all large scale events) are determined to be safer now. → Read More

Houston’s major health institutions forming study to determine how to stop seizures faster in children

To study the best way to administer the seizure medication, midazolam, so that fewer children arrive at emergency departments with an ongoing seizure: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Houston Fire Department Emergency Services, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and UT Health are forming a study called PediDOSE to determine the best way to stop them. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Will you need a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

We are coming up on six months since booster shots were first available and we know data indicates that three doses are better than two.So, does that mean a fourth dose is coming? → Read More

True crime dramas, murder mystery podcasts: The fascination revealed

There is a psychological reason we are all hooked to true crime dramas whether on TV or podcast. → Read More

New device offers hope to drug-resistant epilepsy patients

The device, RNC System, helped this Houston area man become seizure-free. → Read More

Vaping is hurting your teen’s chances of fighting coronavirus

As the pandemic continues, doctors have a better idea of who could suffer from COVID-19 and although kids and teens typically do well, they’re now finding those who have ever smoked cigarettes or e-cigarettes are seven times more likely to get the virus. → Read More

Real or not? Putting COVID-19 vaccine claims through the Trust Index

The coronavirus vaccine information war is heating up. Misinformation about a COVID-19 vaccine is growing and we still don’t even have one. We used our Truth Index to look into this debate and help clear up some confusion about a potential vaccine. → Read More

What are COVID-19 'super spreaders’ and why are church choir lofts on the list?

We are learning more each day about the spread of COVID-19. We know certain situations make the virus spread faster, but why? We are looking into COVID-19 super spread events and what you can learn from it to keep your family safe. → Read More

Why data shows asthma patients are not suffering from severe complications of coronavirus

According to the CDC, people with asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. However, that’s not what the data from sick people is reflecting. → Read More

5 tips to help keep your child safe when around water

Thirty-three children in Texas have died from drowning in 2019. → Read More

Beach bound? How to avoid germs at the beach

You may be thinking about heading to the beach for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but you still want to be safe. → Read More

Trust Index: Can masks increase CO2 levels?

There’s a lot of claims online that masks can decrease your oxygen level. Some stories even describe how people have fainted wearing masks or worse. Is this true? → Read More

Drinking more alcohol these days? You are not alone

If you have been drinking more alcohol during this coronavirus pandemic, you are not the only one. Overall, alcohol sales are up 55% compared to this time last year. → Read More

Psoriasis patients experiencing flare-ups during COVID-19 pandemic

Although scientists still don’t know exactly what causes psoriasis, stress is a well-known trigger, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. → Read More

How to avoid germs while working out at the gym

From full coverage gloves to social distancing while working out, people are getting used to new rules at the gyms. While you may be cautious about returning to the gym, there are a few things you can do to avoid germs. → Read More

Would you buy a personal sneeze guard to prevent sickness during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Sneeze guards are those plexiglass stands between you and the cashier to keep away respiratory droplets that could come from coughing, sneezing and talking. → Read More

Trust Index: Is Hydroxychloroquine safe for COVID-19 use?

We are looking into the much talked about drug that some believe can help in the fight against coronavirus. President Trump surprised many people by saying he’s taking the drug. We wanted to put the drug claims to the Trust Index. → Read More

New possible coronavirus vaccine is showing promise, researchers say

There is some possible encouraging news on the coronavirus vaccine front. Drugmaker Moderna says early data from a small clinical trial shows people given the potential vaccine developed antibodies against the virus. → Read More