Watch the Leading Medicine Women’s Health Television Special on KHOU-TV
Ladies, it's time to take care of your health. Join Houston Methodist Hospital for an empowering 30-minute TV program that focuses on the benefits of early screenings for breast cancer, heart disease and bone health. Be proactive and take the first step toward a healthy future!
Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
KHOU-TV Channel 11
If breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is 96 percent. There's no denying breast cancer is scary, but statistics prove there are realistic expectations for survival – with early detection being a key factor. Tune in to learn about the Methodist Breast Center's advances in mammography, breakthroughs in breast cancer research, personalization of treatment and reconstruction options.
Often thought of as a man's disease, in reality, more women die of heart disease every year in the United States. In fact, nearly twice as many women die from heart disease than all cancer types combined. The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center has a world-renowned team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to diagnosis and treat your heart conditions. Tune in to learn about the heart & vascular screening packages that can help you better understand your risk factors for heart disease. These screenings are quick and noninvasive.
Joint Replacement and Vitamin D Deficiency
More women are choosing to undergo joint replacement surgery to alleviate the pain in their knees, hips and other joints. Tune in to learn how the Methodist Bone and Joint Center offers advances in gender-specific implants and computer-guided surgery to make recovering from a knee or hip replacement more successful.
Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium, and calcium is what keeps your bones and muscles, including your heart, healthy and strong. People who are Vitamin D deficient have an increased chance of having thin and brittle bones that can break easily and lead to osteoporosis. And being vitamin D deficient can also double your risk of certain types of cancer. Tune in to learn how a simple blood test can determine your risk.
- Dr. Keith Reeves, OB/GYN, Houston Methodist Hospital
- Dr. Barbara Held, OB/GYN, Houston Methodist Hospital
- Dr. Aldona Spiegel, Reconstructive Surgeon, Methodist Institute for Reconstructive Surgery
- Dr. Valentina Ugolini, Cardiologist, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
- Dr. Luz Venta, Co-Director of Methodist Breast Center
- Dr. Heitham Hassoun, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
- Dr. David Lionberger, Orthopedic Surgeon, Houston Methodist Hospital
- Dr. Ken Mathis, Chair of Department of Orthopedics, Houston Methodist Hospital