Spotlight on National Stroke Awareness Month: Time is Brain

By Dr. Faraz Javed , Performance Improvement Coordinator for Stroke and Chest Pain at Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital Forty seconds. What does it mean to you? How long is it? Is it how often you check your phone for social media updates? Is it how frequently you refresh your patient list? Or, is it how [Continue Reading]

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With Long-term Side Effects of COVID-19 Still Unknown, Pediatricians Urge Parents to Get Children Vaccinated

By Alexandra Becker Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. Public health experts and pediatricians welcomed the news, noting that widespread vaccination in all age groups will be required to bring the pandemic under control. By late Wednesday, after [Continue Reading]

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Seven Siblings and One Viral Photo Inspire Others to Dream Big

By Alexandra Becker On April 10, 2021, Dr. Chinyere Okpaleke, a family medicine hospitalist for Memorial Hermann Medical Group, posted a photo on her social media accounts to celebrate National Siblings Day. The picture showed the smiling faces of five sisters and one brother—each wearing a white coat to symbolize their respective careers in the [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy Helps Patient Reunite with her Baby in Time for Mother’s Day

By Alexandra Becker Twenty-nine-year-old Constance Villemain was leading a busy but fulfilling life as a new mother when a rare condition stopped her in her tracks. Two years ago, she and her husband had relocated from France to Houston for jobs they both loved; one year later, on May 8, 2020, they welcomed a baby [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Mental Health Awareness Month: Memorial Hermann’s Behavioral Health Teams Provide Critical Psychiatric and Mental Health Services to Patients, Community

By Alexandra Becker               Each May, hospitals and healthcare organizations take time to highlight the importance of mental and psychiatric health through recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month. The goal is to promote resources and services available to anyone affected by psychiatric or mental health issues while also reducing the stigma associated with these illnesses. Memorial Hermann’s [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Expands Efforts to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Health Services to Houston’s Hardest Hit Communities

By Alexandra Becker On Wednesday, March 31, Lesa Jackson sat in a large room at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Southwest Houston. Her arm felt slightly sore, but she was elated. After months of waiting, she had finally received her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I am so happy it’s finally my [Continue Reading]

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