#Shot of Hope: Debbie’s Story

By Jade Waddy On Dec. 15, Memorial Hermann received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. To date, the system has vaccinated tens of thousands of employees and members of the community following the State’s guidance for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, which prioritizes vaccination in its Phase 1A and Phase 1B. The COVID-19 pandemic has [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Monoclonal Antibodies a Promising Treatment in the Fight against COVID-19

By Alexandra Becker Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a drug called bamlanivimab, which harnesses monoclonal antibodies to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease. Monoclonal antibodies are lab-made proteins designed to mimic the immune system’s production of natural antibodies. Bamlanivimab, which was shown [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

“I honestly forget I had surgery” – Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Relieves Patient’s Pain

By Drew Munhausen After receiving steroid injections to relieve pain in her left shoulder, Maryann Tumlinson knew that this wasn’t the solution she could rely on. Tumlinson had been experiencing pain in her shoulder since April 2018. “Lifting and holding my little great grandchildren was becoming extremely difficult,” Tumlinson said. “I began to have trouble [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

So You’ve Been Vaccinated—Now What?

By Alexandra Becker With public health efforts underway to vaccinate as many members of the Houston community as quickly as possible, many people who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are wondering what happens next. Below, we address some of the most common questions related to the days and weeks following your COVID-19 vaccination. Don’t be alarmed [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Memorial Hermann’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at NRG Park a National Model of Success

By Alexandra Becker Last week, Memorial Hermann Health System vaccinated approximately 14,500 community members against COVID-19 over the course of just four days. The event—admired for both its scope and operational efficiency—is now being hailed as a national model for future efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to the general population throughout the U.S. So, [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Five Things Families Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

By Alexandra Becker Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to two vaccines for COVID-19—the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Both use a well-established mRNA technology to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, and both require two doses administered weeks apart to deliver maximum [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise