Let’s Not Play It by Ear

Communicating with children is hard enough. Translating cries to laughs can be a job on its own. Preventative measures can reduce hearing problems that arise in children. Hearing loss isn’t just an ailment that occurs with old age; it occurs at any stage, including childhood. Five out of every 1,000...

Westchase District Farmers Market Offers Farm-Fresh Options

Since 2013, the Westchase District Farmers Market has offered farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat and honey to consumers in west Houston who want a more personalized shopping experience. “Our customers appreciate being able to buy products directly from the farmers or producers,” said John Carey, market...

Spring Branch Community Health Center Named a 2016 Neighborhood Builder

Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) and Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) were recently named the 2016 Neighborhood Builders by Bank of America. SBCHC was recognized for their critical work in increasing access to basic necessities for families and individuals in West Houston, and PEP was...

Medical Follow-Up: Concussion

Experts: Dr. Jorge Gomez, sports medicine specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, along with Dr. Kristin Ernest, answer some questions about concussions. Q: My child received a blow to the head during a game. When should he see a physician? An athlete who suffers a blow to the head should...

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Expands Hospital’s Perioperative Suite

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently unveiled the newly expanded perioperative suite, which includes four new operating rooms, a new procedure room, three new call rooms, as well as a new doctor’s lounge, staff kitchen and break area. The expansion brings the total number of operating rooms at...

Houston Methodist Hospitals Receive Vizient Quality Awards

Two Houston Methodist hospitals received the highest honors from Vizient, an alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Both Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist West Hospital were honored with the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Award given to hospitals and academic...

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