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Neurology ‘house calls’ to improve quality of care and life for ALS patients

When second-year neurology resident Dr. Keelie Denson asked her ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients what they found most lacking in ALS care, the answer was easy for Angela Amar. She and her three children, now adults, had been caring for...
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Researchers at Houston Methodist find survival improves with open radical hysterectomy in early stage cancer

Early-stage cervical cancer patients see better survival and decreased recurrence rates after open radical hysterectomy than minimally invasive laparoscopic approaches, according to a 5-year study led by Houston Methodist researchers and published...
12-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers at Houston Methodist find difference in pancreatic cancer cells, offering new hope for immunotherapy effectiveness

A team led by a Houston Methodist physician established a hypothesis that the microenvironments of tumors in the pancreatic head versus the body and tail, particularly the immunotherapy receptors found on each section of the pancreas, differ. This...
30-Apr-2024 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using AI to Speed Up Vaccine Development Against Disease X

CEPI to provide up to $4.98 USD million to Houston Methodist Research Institute-led consortium to use artificial intelligence for design of vaccines to fight diseases with pandemic potential. The project will support a consortium, led by HMRI, to...
18-Jul-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New analysis shows COVID variant and severity of illness influence cardiac dysfunction, a key indicator of long COVID

Patients infected with beta and delta COVID-19 variants, and those who required hospital stays for COVID-19 infection, were more likely to experience heart issues associated with long COVID, according to a recent study published in the European...
5-Jun-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist Hospital reaches 10,000 transplant milestone

Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital successfully completed its 10,000th organ transplant yesterday.
5-May-2023 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study suggests longer time between COVID-19 vaccines more effective for some

A recent Houston Methodist study may offer some guidance on when certain populations should get their next booster. A research team of computational medicine and data scientists from the Houston Methodist Research Institute predicted the immune...
18-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Surgeons Remove Grapefruit-Sized Tumor From Man’s Brain; Implant 3D Computer Generated Prosthetic Skull Piece

Patient Chris DeHart had a massive meningioma that required 9 surgeries and 3 surgical specialties to remove. He relied on a Houston Methodist 'dream team' of surgeons to solve his case.
27-Oct-2022 3:30 PM EDT

Houston Methodist expert notes COVID-19 precautions lead to historic drop in flu cases

A silver lining is emerging amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Influenza numbers are way down – 98 percent down, according to the CDC. Locally, during flu season last year, Houston Methodist’s system of eight hospitals saw 250 to 450 flu cases per...
2-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST

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U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas and among the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Houston Methodist's reputation for outstanding care, treatments and research attracts patients from Texas, the nation and around the world.

Our teams of surgeons, physicians, researchers and other experts collaborate to solve medicine’s biggest challenges and turn discoveries into new therapies and treatments. Our drive for innovation is rooted in the legacy created by world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. He performed the first coronary artery bypass surgery in Texas, and pioneered surgical advances, which have become universal practices.

These days, Houston Methodist not only is well established as a leader in heart and vascular treatments, research and education based on DeBakey’s achievements and reputation, but also is known for spearheading breakthroughs in organ transplantation, orthopedics, cancer treatment and neurology and neuroscience.