Medical

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 […]

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 […]

Courtesy: American Heart Association

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 […]

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Daily folic acid supplementation remains important for prevention of birth defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to an editorial written by Laura E. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science […]

From Left: Laura Rutledge, Lisa Sarvadi, Chas Curry, John Curry, Kay Curry.

Lilli Curry Memorial Fund Donates Money To Fight Ewing’s Sarcoma

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Taylor High School Student Lilli Curry, 16, died last August after battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of blood cancer. This was the first Christmas that her family has celebrated without her. It could have been a much more difficult time for the family if not for the generosity of […]

From left: Quiang Jing, Dr. Zhou Wenyu, Dr. B. Christoph Meyer, Dr. Sheng Jun and Dr. Zhang Shuncong at Houston Methodist West Hospital.

Houston Methodist West Hospital’s Spine surgeon collaborates with Top Chinese Surgeons on New Treatments

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) — A collaboration of China’s top orthopedic surgeons and Dr. B. Christoph Meyer, a surgeon with Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has led to an international partnership allowing our countries to explore similarities and differences in treatment approaches for patients with conditions of the spine. For six years, Meyer has been […]