Medical

Memorial Hermann Katy Opens First Occupational Medicine Clinic

KATY (Covering Katy) – Katy area employers now have access to a comprehensive suite of services aimed at creating a healthier workforce with the recent addition of a new Memorial Hermann clinic dedicated exclusively to occupational medicine. Memorial Hermann Occupational Medicine Katy, located in the Medical Plaza adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, opened this month. […]

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Expands Heart and Vascular Services

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital recently expanded heart and vascular services with the opening of two new cardiac laboratories that can be used for catheter-based procedures as well as electrophysiology procedures. The labs represent a $5.2 million investment into the Katy community by Memorial Hermann Health System. “We see this expansion […]

Dr. Rachel J. Ellsworth, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon.

Houston Methodist West to Host Colorectal Cancer Seminar

  KATY (Covering Katy) — Coinciding with National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Houston Methodist West Hospital is hosting a seminar this month to educate the West Houston and Katy communities about this common, but preventable disease. Join Dr. Rachel J. Ellsworth, colorectal surgeon to learn more about colorectal screenings, myths and truths and receive a free at-home screening kit. […]

Dr. Lauren Kane

Dr. Lauren Kane awarded Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

  Kane first congenital heart surgeon to receive honor   HOUSTON (Covering Katy)  – Dr. Lauren Kane, congenital heart surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship from The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF). Kane is the first congenital heart surgeon to receive the distinguished honor. For more information about the […]

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

HOUSTON (TMC News) – The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), published today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, found a […]

Heath Rushing

Memorial Hermann Announces New CEO for Memorial Hermann Katy and Cypress

KATY (Covering Katy) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital will soon be connected by more than just the Grand Parkway. Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce Heath Rushing as Sr. Vice President and CEO for Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress. Rushing, who previously served as Sr. Vice […]

The Fulshear Chamber of Commerce held a rope cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Memorial Hermann facility.

Fulshear gets New Urgent Care Center

FULSHEAR (Covering Katy) – Memorial Hermann has further expanded healthcare services in the Katy area with the opening of Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Fulshear. The clinic represents yet another major investment made by Memorial Hermann in the Katy community over the last few years. “The recent expansion of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and local […]

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Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than tobacco smoke

By The American Heart Association In a new study, arteries in rats that inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute carried blood less efficiently for at least 90 minutes. Similar exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke caused blood vessel impairment for 30 minutes. “While the effect is temporary for both cigarette and marijuana smoke, these temporary […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital receives Exemplary Five Star Service Award

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy) ― Houston Methodist West Hospital received the 2016 Exemplary Five Star Service Award for birth registration by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit for the sixth consecutive year. “We are proud and honored to have received this award once again,” said Vicki Brownewell, RN, chief nursing officer […]