Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

Temperatures in your car can rise 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes.  Don’t forget to check the backseat!  Children overheat four times faster than adults meaning heat stroke and death can happen faster than you think. Even the most vigilant parents can overlook a sleeping baby in the car.  If a child is left

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Lightning Safety Tips

“When thunder roars, go indoors!” Weather can be unpredictable. The risk of injury and death increases when severe weather unexpectedly occurs. According to the National Weather Service, when you hear thunder, immediately seek shelter indoors. Did you know? If you can hear thunder, this indicates that you are within striking distance of lightning.   Water and

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Tune Up for Life Men’s Health Expo

June is National Men’s Health Month and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is teaming up with the Sugar Land Skeeters and Classic Chevrolet to present the 3rd annual Tune up for Life, a men’s health event. Come enjoy rock ‘n roll music while viewing classic cars and tune up your body with free health screenings. There are over

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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital’s Lung Cancer Screening Program Combats Lethal Statistics With Early Diagnosis

Lung cancer will be responsible for 27 percent of all of cancer-related deaths this year, according to the American Cancer Society. This shocking statistic makes lung cancer the most lethal cancer – even above breast and colon cancers. Because lung cancer is rarely diagnosed early, survival has traditionally been poor. When lung cancers are diagnosed

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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Celebrates Anniversary of TAVR Procedure

(May 30th, 2013) Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital celebrated one year since performing their first TAVR Procedure.  TAVR, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, is a minimally invasive heart procedure to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for open heart surgery.  Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital has performed 30 TAVR procedures in their first year,

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Staying Sun-Safe this Summer

The predictions are already in: plenty of blue skies and lots to do outdoors. While you’re enjoying the lazy days of summer, don’t forget about that sunscreen. Yes, we’ve all heard it over and over – use sunscreen.  But are you familiar with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling rules for sunscreen? There are two

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Mischer Neuroscience Institute: Texas’s First & Only Stroke Program to be Awarded Highly Coveted Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center achieved a significant milestone recently after being recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. MNI is the first and only stroke program in the state of Texas

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