True or False: There’s a link between sexually transmitted HPV and throat cancer.

When you think of throat cancer, you think of smokers, not sexually transmitted diseases.  However, a growing body of evidence is pointing toward Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its connection to throat cancer. “We’re in the dawn of understanding oropharyngeal cancer of the back of the throat. Its link to HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, is [Continue Reading]

Think you’re safe from fatty liver disease? Think again.

An excerpt from “The Overlooked Organ” by Anissa Anderson Orr. It was the fall of 2015 when Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband and father of twin teenage girls couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair [Continue Reading]

“My name is Mary and I’m an alcoholic.”

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, it was established in 1987 to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. Often, the best way to raise awareness and inspire others is by sharing a personal story, which is what Mary, a former [Continue Reading]

Lighten things up with our Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.

It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann!  We’re continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians.  This week’s creation is Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.  Delicious and nutritious, cod is a low-fat, flaky, white-meat fish that is available year-round. It’s also a great [Continue Reading]

Cypress, you have a new hospital!

Cypress-area residents woke up today with a new healthcare option right in their neighborhood. The 81-bed Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital opened on March 31, 2017, making high-quality health care now available in one of the country’s fastest-growing communities. Located just east of Grand Parkway on 290 West between Mason and Mueschke, Memorial Hermann Cypress is [Continue Reading]

Fishing for the perfect seafood recipe?

It’s #FoodieFriday again and it’s also the season of Lent. This week we’d like to share a healthy fish recipe from one of our Memorial Hermann dietitians. Isabel Vasquez is a clinical dietitian at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital who also loves to cook for her family. Her recipe for salmon with vegetables is flavorful, colorful [Continue Reading]