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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

Harris Health System Achieves “Most Wired” for Sixth Consecutive Year


For the sixth year in a row, Harris Health System earned the “Most Wired” recognition. This means clinicians and staff have secure access to patients' complete medical records, including those retrieved from other providers. With these...
13-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alan Vierling Named New Leader at Harris Health System’s LBJ Hospital


Alan Vierling is new executive vice president and administrator of Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, the 328-licensed bed facility operated by Harris Health System, and a major medical teaching partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at...
14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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