Taking A Stand Against Child Abuse

The statistics are sobering. Last year, more than 66,000 Texas children became victims of child abuse and neglect, according to the latest report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The Houston area alone counted more than 6,000 victims, the agency found. And the consequences are dire. Survivors of maltreatment face lifelong emotional, [Continue Reading]

Do Hospital Ratings Matter?

Before you check into a hospital, it’s always a good idea to check its record for quality and patient safety.   But decoding hospital score cards is no easy trick.  From U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals to Truven Health’s Top 100 Hospitals to the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score or Consumer Reports’ Health [Continue Reading]

What is Supportive Medicine?

What is “supportive medicine?” It’s a term often misunderstood by both healthcare practitioners and patients. Also known as “palliative care,” this medical discipline is revolutionizing the healthcare industry’s approach to the delivery of care to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Supportive care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and [Continue Reading]

Health Centers for Schools Program Keeps Students Healthy & Learning

For 20 years and with little fanfare or recognition,  Memorial Hermann’s Health Centers for Schools program has been working to provide access to medical, mental health, nutritional and dental health services for students across the greater Houston area. Why? “We do it because there was need then and a need now,” Carol Paret, Memorial Hermann’s Senior [Continue Reading]