Thank you, Houston

By: Dan Wolterman 1999: It was the dawn of a new millennium and I was just starting my career at Memorial Hermann. I had high hopes and big dreams in a city already renowned for its pioneering health care and “can-do” spirit. At the time, Memorial Hermann was a federation of hospitals fresh from a [Continue Reading]

Is That Tan Worth Your Life?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The good news?  It is the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. “It can’t be emphasized enough the importance of examining your own skin for any changes,” explains Elizabeth Geddes, M.D., M.S., a specialist in the screening for and treatment [Continue Reading]

Making Fitness Fun for Kids

Make it fun and children will want to do it. That goes double for fitness. If you make fitness fun when your kids are young, they will be more likely to continue to be active for life. It’s never too soon to start. According to the Office of the Surgeon General, studies indicate that overweight [Continue Reading]

Breast Density and Why It Matters

When your doctor orders a more advanced form of mammography because you have “dense” breasts, should you be concerned? For what you need to know, we chatted with Anne C. Kushwaha, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Hermann Upper Kirby Breast Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Memorial Breast Center and Memorial Hermann Bobetta Lindig Memorial City [Continue Reading]

Helping Patients Heal at Home

No one ever wants to go to the hospital – especially people who’ve just been there for a medical or surgical procedure.  As part of our nation’s efforts to make health care more cost-effective, Memorial Hermann and other health systems across the nation are challenged daily with helping to reduce readmissions of patients by helping [Continue Reading]

Making Every Day Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, an event commemorated worldwide annually to show support for protecting the environment. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is recognized in more than 192 countries. At Memorial Hermann, helping people to heal is not inconsistent with helping to minimize our environmental footprint. In fact, Memorial Hermann’s energy efficiency goal closely aligns [Continue Reading]