It’s not always obvious where to turn when you get sick. Sometimes you’ll head for an emergency room, other times to an urgent care center. However, sometimes you don’t need to go to either. Memorial Hermann’s Nurse Health Line is a free telephone triage service, available in any language, which can help you determine the [Continue Reading]
Roadside Assistance: A Memorial Hermann oncology nurse made a lifesaving detour on her way to work.
Dioni Lopez, RN, was on her way to work one morning when the highway traffic came to a sudden stop. She worried briefly about being late for her 8:30 a.m. meeting. Then she saw a man lying in the roadway, and all she could think was: “How can I help?” The man, a motorcyclist, appeared [Continue Reading]
Fatty liver disease can do lasting damage without causing symptoms. Here’s how to get it in check.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease often flies under the radar. The condition, a buildup of excess fat in the liver, typically causes no symptoms, so many people who have it don’t know they have it. But it’s one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. The National Institutes of Health estimates [Continue Reading]
A Former COVID-19 ICU Patient Credits Nurses at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for Saving his Life
Shortly after the holidays last December, 43-year-old Eddie Iniesta was admitted to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital with severe complications from COVID-19. For the next few weeks, Iniesta’s condition flipped between slowly improving to steadily declining. He refused, however, to be intubated, instead telling his nurses that he would be one of their “miracle patients.” That [Continue Reading]
Inspired By Those Who Cared for Her Mother, a Daughter Becomes a Nurse in Her Honor
Cristi Luque, a nurse with TIRR Memorial Hermann, pauses to remember her mother every year on Mother’s day. Judy Hoover was just 62 years old when she died of colon cancer. “She was so loving and compassionate and just really loved us,” said Luque, describing the woman who adopted her at two weeks old. “Mom [Continue Reading]
Spotlight on Sexual Assault Awareness Month: A Q&A with Leaders of Memorial Hermann’s SANE Program
For several decades, Memorial Hermann has been a leader in advocating for victims of sexual abuse and assault throughout the Greater Houston area through their trailblazing SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program. In addition to providing a personalized and compassionate care experience for this patient population, the program is committed to community partnerships and educational [Continue Reading]
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