Small Incisions, Big Benefits: How treatment for heart valve disease is becoming less invasive and more accessible

By Jennifer Latson Heart valve disease affects about 2.5 percent of the population, or more than eight million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, causing more than 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. It’s especially prevalent among older people, since the heart valves can become lined with calcium deposits [Continue Reading]

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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]

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A National Clinical Trial Bolsters Efforts to Develop Treatments for COVID-19

By: Alexandra Becker As experts across the globe race to advance measures to combat COVID-19, researchers and clinicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are leading a clinical trial at Memorial Hermann-TMC aimed at preventing progression of the disease. In August, a team of physician-scientists at UTHealth received a multimillion-dollar [Continue Reading]


Saving Austyn’s Arm

By Natasha Barrett One little girl and her mother stood at their hospital room door eagerly waiting. “He’s right there!” another girl yelled. The dog’s furry tail wagged happily from side to side while walking down the hallway of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as kids waited to catch a glimpse of Dexter, the golden retriever [Continue Reading]


Follow Up Friday: Catching Up with Beau and His Heart

By Evan Koch It’s been more than a year since Beau Wyble had open heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now 18 months old, the walker and burgeoning talker’s progress and appearance leave little signs of the heart defect he was born with or the innovative procedure that corrected it. Beau’s energy level is [Continue Reading]


Looking at the Big Picture: Hip Preservation Restores an Active Life for Working Wife and Mom

By Drew Munhausen Brittany Cariker didn’t know how to react when her doctor recommended she travel to Houston to take care of the pain in her hip. Cariker was given two options by her local orthopedic specialist: a hip replacement at an early age, or an intense hip preservation surgery that was readily available to [Continue Reading]