A Doctor’s Plea to the Community: Do Your Part and Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Dr. Jayavani Moodley, Medical Director, Integrated Hospital Medicine, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Last week, my son started kindergarten. Unfortunately, what could have been a normal, exciting experience for both him and us is now something marked by anxiety and fear due to the delta variant. What’s hard as a physician is knowing I can’t [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on National Stroke Awareness Month: Time is Brain

By Dr. Faraz Javed , Performance Improvement Coordinator for Stroke and Chest Pain at Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital Forty seconds. What does it mean to you? How long is it? Is it how often you check your phone for social media updates? Is it how frequently you refresh your patient list? Or, is it how [Continue Reading]

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Seven Siblings and One Viral Photo Inspire Others to Dream Big

By Alexandra Becker On April 10, 2021, Dr. Chinyere Okpaleke, a family medicine hospitalist for Memorial Hermann Medical Group, posted a photo on her social media accounts to celebrate National Siblings Day. The picture showed the smiling faces of five sisters and one brother—each wearing a white coat to symbolize their respective careers in the [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Jamie Terry

By Alexandra Becker Growing up, Jamie Terry watched her mother suffer from a congenital and chronic lung disease that forced her in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals. Terry, a middle child, remembered being especially struck by the difference her mother’s medical care made—how in the throes of her disease, it was the doctors [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: “We Do It”

By Hannah Pietsch As American men joined the fight for freedom during World War II, they left behind thousands of jobs. To help fill the gap, the U.S. government created the “Rosie the Riveter” campaign with the slogan “We Can Do It” to encourage women to fill these traditionally male-dominated roles. The campaign was a [Continue Reading]

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One Year Later: Reflections and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alexandra Becker One year ago this month, the Greater Houston area saw its first positive case of COVID-19. Since then, Memorial Hermann Health System’s hospitals, urgent care centers and clinics have cared for more than 250,000 patients with suspected or positive COVID-19 disease. Thanks to the courage and resilience of our frontline workers, we [Continue Reading]

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