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Brain Tumor Survivor Moves Into Next Phase of Life Thanks to Rehab Experts

Physical therapist Jorge Neira is helping Ruben Arellano regain use of his arms and the ability to walk. Arellano had a baseball-sized tumor removed from his head. The two share successes and setbacks on the arduous road to recovery at Harris Health...
19-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health Occupational Therapist Receives Horizon Award


Catherine Graves, a registered occupational therapist at Harris Health System, received the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The award is given to a practitioner with less than five years of experience and who has made...
16-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern


As football and soccer become year-round sports, their popularity accounts for more concussions and head injuries. This has parents, athletes and head injury experts at Harris Health System sounding the alarm of long-term health concerns for...
18-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Find Comfort with CAPES to Tell Children about Their Illnesses


The role of child life specialists is traditionally one of helping hospitalized children cope with their illness, treatment and hospital stay. However, at Harris Health System, child life is breaking with tradition to help patients suffering severe...
14-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What You Need to Know About Concussions in Children


Children who suffer head injuries from falls or sports can usually recover quickly. However, this recovery trait is not always there, say Harris Health System experts. They warn these injuries can lead to significant life-changing physical,...
12-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Navigating Negative News for the Sake of Children


With violent images and breaking news of shootings and killings constantly on television, how do parents navigate these images to protect their children from negative effects. That all depends on the child's age and mental state, says a Harris...
5-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harris Health System’s LBJ Hospital Again Earns Nursing’s Pathway to Excellence®


Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital has received its nursing re-designation as a Pathway to Excellence®, only 147 such hospitals nationwide. The designation is a prestigious recognition awarded to hospitals that offer robust work...
24-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital Stroke Center Recognitions Mean Expert Care


Ben Taub Hospital's recent state and national certifications and accreditations place the Harris Health System hospital among nation's elite cutting-edge stroke centers. Designations and accreditations are increasingly important to determine where...
25-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most...
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Saving Limbs From Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts


Oscar Betancourt knows letting his diabetes get out of control is serious. So when a sore on his foot was not healing, he knew it required immediate attention. Fortunately, his medical team knew to refer him to in-house experts who specialize in...
31-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues


Whether supporting President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney, this year’s election will take people on a roller coaster of emotions from elation to anger depending on the results. To deal with post-election blues, Harris Health System...
2-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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