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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 […]

Medicare Aims to Cover the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Announcement to fast track coverage made in November, Diabetes Awareness Month HOUSTON – After results of a government-funded study revealed that the YMCA’s evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) could save the federal government a substantial amount of money, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this month that it wants to fast […]

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Houston Methodist West Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety

  KATY (Covering Katy) – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced Monday, Oct. 31 by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Houston Methodist West was one of 844 hospitals […]

Surgical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus at the perioperative suite expansion ribbon cutting.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Expands Hospital’s Perioperative Suite

KATY (Covering Katy) – Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently unveiled the newly expanded perioperative suite which includes four new operating rooms, a new procedure room, three new call rooms, as well as a new doctor’s lounge, staff kitchen and break area. The expansion brings the total number of operating rooms at West Campus to […]

There is Hope and Help when Eating is Out of Control

Information about food and nutrition is not hard to find in numerous publications or online. We have all learned the basics of healthy eating as school children. Yet many people have a hard time controlling the way they eat. They see temptation everywhere. As a result, they often struggle with being severely overweight. Others find […]

Anti-depressants may Prevent Onset of Depression in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Houston (Covering Katy) – Contrary to popular belief, a new study suggests that anti-depressants may not be useful when depression has already had its onset in patients with traumatic brain injuries. In a paper published today in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa reveal that the onset of […]