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Newswise: Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Article ID: 683493

Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Harris Health System

As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equipment for a successful procedure.

Released:
19-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?

Article ID: 677587

Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?

Harris Health System

Known as drug-induced photosensitivity, the condition affects people taking prescribed medications and mimics intense sunburns with severe pain, skin peeling and blistering. People taking antibiotics and antidepressants are most at risk.

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7-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 673409

Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

Harris Health System

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest. It’s a vital part of the delivery of babies at Harris Health System and one that studies show can make a tremendous impact on a newborn’s development.

Released:
21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 672114

Dedicated Staff Keep Keen Eye on Early Detection of Diabetic Vision Loss

Harris Health System

Capturing high-resolution images of a patient's eye and retina are vital to ensure good vision for people with diabetes. It takes patience and attention to detail for ophthalmology technicians to produce high-quality images that trained experts at Harris Health System can use to spot vision loss/problems.

Released:
29-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 669587

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Harris Health System

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 severe heart attack cases.

Released:
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: Saving Limbs From Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts

Article ID: 668613

Saving Limbs From Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts

Harris Health System

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 saving diabetes-ravaged limbs from amputation.

Released:
31-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST
Newswise: Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues

Article ID: 595717

Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues

Harris Health System

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 psychiatrist Dr. Asim Shah prescribes a strong dose of no TV, radio, social media and Internet coverage.

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2-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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