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App Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Health After Treatment

Breast cancer survivors who used a smartphone app created at Houston Methodist consistently lost weight, largely due to daily, real-time interactions with their health care team via the mobile app.
27-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fatty Liver Disease

Millions of Americans have no idea that they have fatty liver disease. This growing problem will soon be the number one reason for liver transplantation, overtaking hepatitis C. Holiday overindulgence in alcohol and food could make the problem...
27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Houston Methodist Part of First Pilot in Nation to Bridge Electronic Gap for Automated Case Reporting to Public Health Agencies

In collaboration with the Houston Health Department and Epic (electronic medical records company), Houston Methodist is the first hospital system in eight U.S. pilot sites to successfully test and launch an approach to electronic case reporting...
15-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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


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


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


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


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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Enjoying the Holiday Season Heartburn Free

9-Nov-2018 3:55 PM EST

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


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


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


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

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Research Institute, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology/ENT


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