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...

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...

Houston Hospitals Recommend Next Level Urgent Care for Convenience and After Hours

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group recently announced it plans to collaborate with Next Level Urgent Care for the provision of after-hours care for its patients. In an effort to allow patients greater access to care at night and on the weekends without over-utilizing the emergency departments,...

Breast Cancer Research and You: Helping Find the Breakthrough to Heal Yourself and Others

More than 15,000 Texas women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, including nearly 2,500 in Harris County. For some patients, participation in a clinical trial is the best option – for their own treatment and the potential to develop effective treatment for other patients. Indeed, behind the...

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