Healthcare Superstitions

A superstition is the supernatural belief that one occurrence might be related to a different occurrence, even if there is no proof that the two things are related at all. If you’re the superstitious type, today –Friday the 13th – might be a daunting day for you because of the date’s unofficial association with “unlucky” [Continue Reading]

Why I Am a Nurse at Memorial Hermann

Each day nearly 9,000 nurses provide care and support to the thousands of patients who visit Memorial Hermann. From working in our emergency departments in time of crises to helping patients re-build strength at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann nurses are truly the backbone of our operations. To celebrate Nurses Week, we asked some of [Continue Reading]

Thank you, Houston

By: Dan Wolterman 1999: It was the dawn of a new millennium and I was just starting my career at Memorial Hermann. I had high hopes and big dreams in a city already renowned for its pioneering health care and “can-do” spirit. At the time, Memorial Hermann was a federation of hospitals fresh from a [Continue Reading]

Is That Tan Worth Your Life?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The good news?  It is the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. “It can’t be emphasized enough the importance of examining your own skin for any changes,” explains Elizabeth Geddes, M.D., M.S., a specialist in the screening for and treatment [Continue Reading]