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Houston Methodist Adds Depth to Cancer Biology, Surgical Oncology, and Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

Houston Methodist Cancer Center has expanded its basic cancer research program, cancer prevention and control efforts, and surgical oncology services with the addition of two national recruits.
27-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Significant Dialysis Development

A new device allows surgeons to create an access point for dialysis patients using a minimally-invasive approach. This might help the more than 470,000 currently on dialysis.
27-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health Records on iPhone Now Available to Houston Methodist Patients

Houston Methodist Hospital is the first hospital in the fourth largest city in the U.S. to use Apple Health app to help provide the best health care to its patients.
21-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Houston Methodist Opens New State-of-the-Art Patient Tower in Texas Medical Center

This new facility in the Texas Medical Center will give cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists advanced technology that they believe will transform clinical care for the future and will serve as the new standard for...
7-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Heart Transplant Patient Hooked Up to Machines to Walk Daughter Down Aisle to Take Part in Transplant Games of America

Heart transplant patient who had to be hooked up to machines to walk his daughter down the aisle will compete in Olympic-style sporting events at this year's Transplant Games of America.
3-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Historic ORs Closing

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.
12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. James M. Musser becomes FASEB president

Beginning July 1, James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D., becomes the 2018-2019 president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
28-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist receives additional $6 million Occidental Petroleum donation to enhance community patient care

A Houston Methodist program that provides specialty patient care to uninsured and underserved patients received another multi-million dollar gift from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
20-Jun-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Five Simple Tips to Follow for Dieting Success

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet to lose weight and maintain it can be challenging.
9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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Implantable Device Provides New Treatment Option for Epilepsy Patients

Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite pastimes. Desperate for relief after medications did not work, Pollitt had...
9-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT

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If Only…

The American Cancer Society's recent recommendations for changing the colorectal cancer screening age to 45 from age 50 had significant meaning for a Magnolia, Texas woman.
19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Rare Side Effect of Flu Puts Young Men at Risk

This year’s flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory causing thousands of people to be hospitalized. The virus can be particularly dangerous for young men who can experience nerve damage caused by the body’s response to the flu.
1-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Tiny Antibiotic Beads Fight Infections After Joint Replacement

More than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, a Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new...
9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions...
13-Dec-2017 1:00 AM EST

Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Holiday Trip for Families with Disabilities

The holiday season is filled with travel as many families drive or fly to spend time with loved ones, but traveling with a disability can create unique challenges for some families.
30-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST

Mental Health in Athletes Just as Important as Physical Health

Athletes at all levels are pressured to be physically superior, which can cause many to overlook their mental health needs.
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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