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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ICU receives Beacon Award for Excellence
Sugar Land, TX - 4/15/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), recently recognized the ICU department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The Beacon ...Read More>>

Prevent a stroke—free stroke awareness seminar
Sugar Land, TX - 4/11/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp While diseases such as heart disease and breast cancer seem to get the bulk of attention these days, don’t forget about the third leading cause of death in this country and the No. 1 cause of disabilit...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors Organ Donor Awareness Month by lighting the hospital green
Sugar Land, TX - 4/11/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is honoring all organ donors and organ recipients during Organ Donor Awareness Month with green lighting on the front of the hospital building throughout the month of Ap...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Partners with Klein ISD Athletics, Providing Athletes and Coaches with Comprehensive Care and Coverage
Willowbrook, TX - 4/9/2014
HOUSTON – Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus partners with Klein Independent School District (Klein ISD) Athletics in an agreement that will prove a win-win for the Northw...Read More>>

Spine Specialist, HoSun Hwang, MD, of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Talks About Back and Neck Pain in Upcoming Seminar
Willowbrook, TX - 4/8/2014
Orthopedic spine specialist, HoSun Hwang, MD, of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the featured speaker at a back and neck pain seminar on Tuesday, April 29 to be held at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. The seminar begin...Read More>>

Houston Methodist celebrates NanoDay 2014 with games, education
Houston, TX - 4/7/2014
Hundreds of children, parents, and Houston Methodist staff gathered at the Houston Methodist Research Institute Saturday, April 5, to celebrate NanoDay 2014. Future medical scientists ages 4 to 12 played educational games, did mini-experiments, ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day – June 6, 2014
Sugar Land, TX - 3/26/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is joining nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in celebrating the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD) this year. Also being recognized are the ...Read More>>

Triple negative breast cancer's progression and relapse pinned to a gene
Houston, TX - 3/24/2014
Scientists from Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, which can be par...Read More>>

A new procedure opens up new world for people who have trouble swallowing food
Houston, TX - 3/21/2014
Six weeks ago 67-year old John Galbreath welcomed death, rather than live one more day. Intense pain in his chest had left him nearly bedridden for four months. Galbreath had a condition called jackhammer esophagus, which made him feel like the ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Offers Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits
Willowbrook, TX - 3/20/2014
Suntan lotion can help avoid sunburn, vaccines can prevent chickenpox or measles. And early detection through screening is key to fighting colorectal cancer. In recognition of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Houston Methodist Willowb...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day Wednesday, March 19 by Honoring the 146 Board Certified Nurses on Its Staff
Willowbrook, TX - 3/20/2014
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on Wednesday, March 19 by honoring all 146 of its board certified nurses for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care. This total n...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Named a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Willowbrook, TX - 3/17/2014
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ (COEMBS™). To receive this designation, the hospital completed an extensive approval process that included an on-site inspection of ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist discussing academic partnership with Purdue University
Houston, TX - 3/14/2014
The Houston Methodist Research Institute and Purdue University are in talks to develop a formal academic relationship intended to speed the development of new biomedical technologies and help train future biomedical scientists and engineers. ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award - Yolanda De Leon
Sugar Land, TX - 3/12/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Yolanda A. De Leon, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. De Leon, a labor and deliver...Read More>>

Are you experiencing back pain? Free back & neck pain seminar
Sugar Land, TX - 3/12/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Unfortunately, bone and joint disorders and deformities are often the underlying cause of serious back pain and can most definitely hurt you. The good news? There are treatments that can help alleviate...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Hosts Challenge Soccer Signing Night
Willowbrook, TX - 3/12/2014
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians recently hosted the Challenge Soccer Club of Houston’s Signing Night to celebrate the accomplishments and future of the graduating players with their familie...Read More>>

Alcohol may ease the nerves that cause atrial fibrillation
Houston, TX - 3/3/2014
Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal of the A...Read More>>

What you can do about chronic headaches – free migraine relief seminar
Sugar Land, TX - 2/24/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Who doesn’t get a headache now and then? But for 4% to 5% of the population – about 10 million people – a headache is a daily pain. If you suffer from painful chronic headaches, learn what ...Read More>>

Houston Dynamo select new head physician
Sugar Land, TX - 2/20/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp The Houston Dynamo named Timothy Sitter, M.D., with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, as their new chief medical officer and head team physician. As the head team physician for the Dynamo, Sitter will b...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Athletic Trainer Wins the Logan Wood Award
Willowbrook, TX - 2/14/2014
Mike Pace, ATC, LAT, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Athletic Trainer, was recently honored by the Greater Houston Athletic Training Society (GHATS) with the Logan Wood Award for meritorious service. Pace was presented the award in Januar...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Dr. Melida Tellez
Sugar Land, TX - 2/13/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to welcome Melida Tellez, M.D., to the staff of Methodist Family Medicine Group. Dr. Tellez provides hands-on, compassionate care for the entire fam...Read More>>

New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking
Houston, TX - 2/10/2014
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Dr. Angela McCain
Sugar Land, TX - 2/7/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to welcome Angela McCain, M.D., as she joins Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates. Dr. McCain is a long-time Sugar Land physician who is double...Read More>>

Making an Imaging Appointment Is Easy with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s New Online Scheduling System
Willowbrook, TX - 2/6/2014
Keep forgetting to call about scheduling your outpatient imaging exam such as a mammogram, MRI, CT or ultrasound? Thanks to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital’s new online scheduling system, making an appointment just became a whole lot easi...Read More>>

Comprehensive care at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital saves man’s injured leg
Sugar Land, TX - 2/6/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Doctors at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently saved the leg of a badly injured patient through a combination of multidisciplinary collaboration and state-of-the-art wound care technology. ...Read More>>

Powerful Tools for Caregivers® — 2014 Seminars
Sugar Land, TX - 2/6/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp A caregiver is someone who has taken on the very selfless role of caring for a loved one. Many times the caregiver has the great responsibility of making sure their loved one’s basic needs are met, which require...Read More>>

Two Houston CHRISTUS hospitals become part of Houston Methodist
Houston, TX - 2/3/2014
The transfer of majority ownership of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital and CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital to Houston Methodist is now complete, with the two hospitals officially joining Houston Methodist today. Under this new agreement, CHRISTUS St....Read More>>

NIH funds studies of donor organ tolerance
Houston, TX - 2/3/2014
Two National Institutes of Health grants will add support to a Houston Methodist Research Institute scientist's investigations into organ transplant tolerance. Xian Li, M.D., Ph.D., is investigating the molecular and genetic underpinnings o...Read More>>

Olive oil component investigated for breast cancer prevention
Houston, TX - 1/22/2014
A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a Houston Methodist study of women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study focuses on the changes in breast density after one year of treatment and is th...Read More>>

Hemorrhoids: What you want to know but don’t want to ask - Free Colorectal Cancer Seminar & Screening Kit
Sugar Land, TX - 1/22/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Although it’s rarely the topic of polite conversation, it appears that Americans are itching to know more about hemorrhoids. It was the top trending health issue on Google in 2012, and the National Ins...Read More>>

Mouthguard Myths
Houston, TX - 1/21/2014
After every play, we all see the athletes adjusting their mouthguards, but what do they actually protect? Houston Methodist sports medicine experts discuss important facts about mouthguards. Can wearing a mouthguard prevent a concussion? ...Read More>>

FORTUNE ranks Houston Methodist among “100 Best Companies to Work For” - 2014
Sugar Land, TX - 1/21/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp For the ninth year in a row, Houston Methodist has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, remaining the only hospital system ranked in Texas. Houston Methodist ranks No. 46 ...Read More>>

Regenerative medicine grows with $3 million gift to Houston Methodist
Houston, TX - 1/20/2014
A $3 million, four-year gift from the Cullen Trust for Health Care is helping Houston Methodist create the Center for Regenerative Medicine, a research initiative to develop new ways of compelling damaged cells, tissues, and organs to heal thems...Read More>>

Is your blood pressure too high, too low or just right? - Free heart seminar & screening
Sugar Land, TX - 1/20/2014
High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, confusion and be a symptom of serious illness. Blood pressure that’s “just...Read More>>

FORTUNE ranks Houston Methodist among “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 2014
Houston, TX - 1/16/2014
For the ninth year in a row, Houston Methodist has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, remaining the only hospital system ranked in Texas. Houston Methodist ranks No. 46 on the 2014 list...Read More>>

Houston Methodist licenses multidimensional imaging platform
Houston, TX - 1/15/2014
Houston Methodist has entered an exclusive agreement with Houston-based Facts and Figures, LLC, to license its high-definition, multidimensional imaging technology known as Plato's CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). The agreement all...Read More>>

Houston Methodist to open city’s first endurance athlete program Jan. 23
Houston, TX - 1/15/2014
Houston's endurance athletes soon will have access to a unique health care program designed to meet their specialized needs. On Jan. 23, the Houston Methodist Endurance Medicine Program will open to provide injury prevention, evaluation and ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physicians and Staff Celebrate Accomplishments of Patient and World Champion Gymnast, Simone Biles
Willowbrook, TX - 1/13/2014
Scott Rand, MD, and Travis Hanson, MD, Honored Biles Recently with a Reception Located at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital The physicians, care team and administrators of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospitaland Houston Methodist Orth...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Hosts Meet the Primary Care Physician Event
Willowbrook, TX - 1/13/2014
Looking for a primary care physician (PCP) for yourself or your family? You can get acquainted with many of the PCPs on the medical staff at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital at the free Meet the PCP Event on Thursday, January 23 from 11 a....Read More>>

First in Fort Bend to use stem cells in orthopedic surgery - 1/9/2014
Sugar Land, TX - 1/9/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Sugar Land orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Maffet of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is the first orthopedic surgeon in Fort Bend County who is using stem cells to help accelerate healing and recover...Read More>>

Understanding Gestational Diabetes Important for a Healthy Pregnancy
Willowbrook, TX - 1/8/2014
A woman’s body goes through tremendous physical changes during pregnancy. There’s the obvious weight gain, morning sickness and lower back pain, as well as the occasionally less noticeable joint instability, posture changes and fatigue. Some wom...Read More>>

Community Stroke Seminar Well Attended at Houston Methodist Hospital
Willowbrook, TX - 1/8/2014
The message that stroke is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States came through loud and clear at a recent stroke seminar hosted by Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. More than 50 ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Sugar Land, TX - 1/3/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recogn...Read More>>

Are you ready to seek treatment for varicose veins? Free varicose and spider vein seminar.
Sugar Land, TX - 1/2/2014
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Varicose veins can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or pain. In some cases, they can even lead to serious health problems. Understanding more about varicose veins can help you decide how to better deal ...Read More>>

Have a safe new year workout
Houston, TX - 12/31/2013
With the coming of the new year, many people will vow to get in shape after overindulging during the holidays. However, not knowing the proper way to work out might do more harm than good. Nearly 500,000 workout-related injuries occur each y...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrates new services with physician office staff
Sugar Land, TX - 12/20/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Fe A. Vicerra, Anna Ruiz, and Donna Mahoney with Methodist Diagnostic Cardiology of Houston Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated another successful year of delivering Leading Medicine to the...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award
Sugar Land, TX - 12/12/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Suresh Thampi, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. Suresh, house supervisor, was chosen be...Read More>>

The Houston Methodist Human Performance Lab Launches Innovative Study on Triathletes, Investigating the Effects of Aging and Training Variables on Triathlon Performance
Willowbrook, TX - 12/12/2013
Directed by Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Scott Rand, MD, the Study Focuses on the Physiological Health and Exercise “Economy” of Triathletes at Various Ages HOUSTON – The Human Performance Lab at Houston Methodist Orthopedi...Read More>>

Pumps & Pipes unites Houston's top three industries
Houston, TX - 12/6/2013
Long-term space travel, 3-D "bioprinting," and the fountain of cardiovascular youth are among the topics scientists, engineers, and doctors will discuss next week at the seventh annual Pumps & Pipes on Dec. 9 at the Houston Methodist Research In...Read More>>

Houston's best artists perform a different work: healing
Houston, TX - 12/4/2013
Artists from the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Houston Ballet will unite on Dec. 6 at Houston Methodist Hospital to perform Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and other seasonal favorites at the Center for Performing Arts Medicine's annua...Read More>>

Holidays don’t have to mean ‘unhealthy’ when it comes to Mexican tamales
Houston, TX - 12/3/2013
For many households of Mexican descent in the United States, the days following Thanksgiving aren’t only about wrapping gifts but also about wrapping tamales. The savory treats – traditionally prepared with generous amounts of lard a...Read More>>

How to be jolly and heartburn free
Houston, TX - 12/2/2013
Attracted by the decadent treats, fried meats, and festive cocktails of the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year feast, heartburn can be an unwelcome guest during the holidays. According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, acid reflu...Read More>>

Compaq co-founder Canion: getting new medical technologies to market faster
Houston, TX - 11/25/2013
Invesco Ltd. Director and Compaq co-founder Rod Canion will present his ideas about how to improve the process of bringing important medical discoveries quickly and safely to patients. In his talk, "Open Standards: Lessons on Balancing Risk ...Read More>>

Safe Skiing
Houston, TX - 11/20/2013
Before heading out on a ski vacation, most people prepare by reserving a room, booking a flight, packing their winter clothes and, of course, their skis. However, if they do not prepare their body, they might end up spending more time in the doc...Read More>>

Helping rotator cuffs heal
Houston, TX - 11/19/2013
Nearly half of all rotator cuff injuries do not heal completely, even with physical therapy and surgery. But a new procedure that uses a patient’s stem cells during rotator cuff surgery is proving to be an effective way of helping these in...Read More>>

Breast cancer's early stages could soon be diagnosed from blood samples
Houston, TX - 11/14/2013
What could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers, say the Houston Methodist Research Institute...Read More>>

Houston Methodist hires international neuroimaging expert to lead Alzheimer’s center
Houston, TX - 11/13/2013
Dr. Joseph C. Masdeu joins as director of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center Joseph C. Masdeu, M.D., Ph.D., the first physician-scientist to detect an early imaging feature of Alzheimer’s disease, joins Houston Methodist Hospita...Read More>>

Flu and Pertussis Immunizations Important for Pregnant Women
Willowbrook, TX - 11/11/2013
A woman who is pregnant can do a lot to ensure both her health and that of her baby. She can eat right, drink plenty of fluids, have regular prenatal checkups, not smoke and get enough rest. It’s also important to have flu and pertussis vaccinat...Read More>>

New FDA proposal trying to eliminate trans fat
Houston, TX - 11/11/2013
Experts from Houston Methodist Hospital address the recent FDA proposal to eliminate trans fat from the food supply. Manufacture of trans fatty acids no longer serves a purpose Artificial trans fatty acids are no longer needed in advanc...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital breaks ground in Missouri City
Sugar Land, TX - 11/7/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital began groundbreaking on a new 9,600-square-foot emergency care center on Highway 6 in Missouri City, between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities—signi...Read More>>

Faster recovery after meniscal tears
Houston, TX - 11/7/2013
A new study determined that putting the knee through a normal range of motion shortly after surgery to repair the meniscus speeds up the recovery process and gets people active faster. The meniscus is a rubbery shock absorber in the knee tha...Read More>>

Houston Methodist enhances myelodysplastic syndrome treatment, research
Houston, TX - 11/5/2013
Clinicians and researchers at Houston Methodist recently received a $2 million donation to help the fight against an incurable form of blood cancer. Dottie and Jimmy C. Adair donated the money in support of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) tre...Read More>>

Brain tumor removal through a hole smaller than a dime
Houston, TX - 11/4/2013
More than two decades ago, Ryan Vincent had open brain surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, resulting in a lengthy hospital stay and weeks of recovery at home. Recently, neurosurgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital, through a minimally inva...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Again Earns an “A” Patient Safety Score
Willowbrook, TX - 11/4/2013
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has again received an “A” Hospital Safety Score SM from The Leapfrog Group, an employer-based coalition advocating for improved transparency, quality, and safety in hospitals. The A, B, C, D or F scores are...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission
Willowbrook, TX - 11/1/2013
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America for the second year in a row. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Ho...Read More>>

Finding joy during the holidays
Houston, TX - 10/30/2013
Caregiver Tips for dealing with memory changes For families living with Alzheimer’s, finding joy during the holidays can be challenging. By managing expectations and planning early, holidays can still be happy and memorable for e...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services begins education and training collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE
Houston, TX - 10/29/2013
Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the global subsidiary of Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, United States of America, has entered into an agreement with Dubai Healthcare City to provide education and training initiative...Read More>>

Second annual Pretty in Pink raises funds for cancer patients
Sugar Land, TX - 10/28/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Pretty in Pink—Town Square event The community charity event, Pretty in Pink—Town Square, raised more than $114,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Houston Methodist Sugar Land ...Read More>>

Train Your Body
Houston, TX - 10/28/2013
For avid runners, training for the next marathon never stops. While it's important to focus on running faster or farther, Houston Methodist physicians encourage runners to expand their training regimen and are providing the following tips for tr...Read More>>

New ALS drug headed for phase II trial at Methodist
Houston, TX - 10/25/2013
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute researchers will soon begin phase IIa clinical trials of TDI-132, a drug that in animal models has shown promise in reducing the inflammation associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as A...Read More>>

Just two weeks in orbit causes changes in eyes
Houston, TX - 10/24/2013
Just 13 days in space may be enough to cause profound changes in eye structure and gene expression, report researchers from Houston Methodist, NASA Johnson Space Center, and two other institutions in the October 2013 issue of Gravitational and S...Read More>>

Debunking myths about how cancer spreads
Houston, TX - 10/24/2013
Experts from the Houston Methodist Cancer Center address some of the common misconceptions about how cancer spreads. Can getting a biopsy spread cancer? Internet rumors have been circulating for years linking needle biopsies to spreading...Read More>>

Houston Methodist receives multi-million dollar grant from National Institutes of Health to study another way to cure atrial fibrillation
Houston, TX - 10/24/2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Houston Methodist a grant for more than $3.5 million over five years to study another way of curing atrial fibrillation by infusing alcohol into a vein. Atrial fibrillation is a condition that ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital plans major expansion
Sugar Land, TX - 10/23/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is embarking on a major expansion that will add a new 6 story patient tower and include its first development in Missouri City. Five major projects, with a total co...Read More>>

Two Houston Methodist pathologists earn national awards
Houston, TX - 10/22/2013
Pulmonary pathologist Philip T. Cagle, M.D. (Click on thumbnail for larger version) Philip T. Cagle, M.D., a lung pathologist in Houston Methodist Hospital's Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, was named Pathologist of the Year at...Read More>>

Scary risks of cosmetic contact lenses
Houston, TX - 10/22/2013
If your Halloween costume includes changing your eye color, think twice before wearing cosmetic contact lenses. Cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses are commonly used throughout the year to change someone's natural eye color, but the popu...Read More>>

Clements High School varsity football team donates breast cancer shirts
Sugar Land, TX - 10/21/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Center received a donation of shirts from the Clements High School varsity football team along with their proud head coach Keith Knowles. Clements H...Read More>>

Houston Methodist named among Houston’s best places to work
Houston, TX - 10/17/2013
Houston Methodist has been named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” for 2013 by the Houston Business Journal, making the list for the ninth time. Houston Methodist was No. 3 on the list of companies with more than 501 e...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Provides a "Service of Remembrance"
Baytown, TX - 10/14/2013
Whether it be a family member, friend or close companion, the death of a loved one can be difficult to handle. Grief is typically a response to a major loss. To help those suffering from grief, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital will provide...Read More>>

Houston Methodist cuts ribbon on Clear Lake physical therapy clinic
Houston, TX - 10/11/2013
Members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce join the Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physical therapy clinic in Webster for a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 2. The clinic is located at 16969 North Texas Avenue and specia...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital first in Fort Bend to use PFO closure
Sugar Land, TX - 10/7/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp As a baby develops in the womb, a hole in its heart provides oxygen-rich blood from the mother. This hole usually closes naturally when the baby is born. However, about 25 percent of the time, it does not cl...Read More>>

Pelvic cancer study focuses on more effective treatment options for patients
Sugar Land, TX - 10/2/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp A trip to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergency room for a swollen leg uncovered a major surprise for Pauline Stevens - a pelvic tumor about the size of a soccer ball. Pauline Stevens ...Read More>>

Role of neuroimaging in dementia major focus of international symposium
Houston, TX - 10/1/2013
Nantz National Alzheimer Center hosts third annual conference People predisposed to Alzheimer disease have excessive amounts of a protein called beta amyloid in their brains. This protein can be detected by a neuroimaging technique called br...Read More>>

Houston Methodist welcomes new sports medicine surgeon
Houston, TX - 9/25/2013
Dr. Joshua Harris, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy, is joining Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Harris will begin accepting patients on September 30 at Houston Methodist Orthopedics an...Read More>>

Balloon pumps placed in a new way through the arm
Houston, TX - 9/24/2013
A tweak in how a life-saving balloon pump is placed inside the aorta could help some heart failure patients survive long enough to get a heart transplant and improve outcomes, said a team of doctors from Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascula...Read More>>

4 superfoods for the fall season
Houston, TX - 9/23/2013
Autumn is approaching fast and that means a new crop of seasonal nutrient-dense fruit and vegetable "superfoods" will soon be harvested. Superfoods increase our overall wellness and nutrition, and help support a healthy lifestyle. "Superfood...Read More>>

Texas Medical Center celebrates World Sepsis Day
Houston, TX - 9/23/2013
Experts from Houston Methodist Hospital and several area medical institutions came together last week to discuss sepsis as part of "Silent Killer: Cruel Lessons, Critical Practices," an awareness event hosted by the Texas Medical Center on World...Read More>>

Surgery for patient’s paralyzed face improves quality of life – first of its kind in Fort Bend
Sugar Land, TX - 9/23/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Jon Mathy, M.D., Mr. Gerald Goehring and Jennifer Lee, P.A. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is proud to announce its first facial reanimation and rehabilitation surgery for a paralyzed face. The ...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award - Phillip
Sugar Land, TX - 9/20/2013
TWITTER: Follow @MethodistSLHosp Phillip Fisher, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses. DAISY Award Recipient, Phill...Read More>>

Two Houston CHRISTUS hospitals soon to join Houston Methodist
Houston, TX - 9/18/2013
Two Houston area CHRISTUS hospitals, CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John, will join Houston Methodist when a new partnership between the two faith-based health systems is finalized. This week, the boards of CHRISTUS Health and Houston M...Read More>>

Houston Methodist adds emergency facility in Pearland
Houston, TX - 9/18/2013
Residents will gain easier access to Houston Methodist care Pearland residents will soon have access to Houston Methodist emergency care services in their community. Houston Methodist recently began construction of the Pearland Emergency...Read More>>

Inexpensive test could reveal liver cancer risk
Houston, TX - 9/17/2013
Scientists from the Houston Methodist Research Institute and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will receive about $2.1 million from the National Cancer Institute to learn whether a small, low-cost device can help assess a perso...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Dr. Tarrik Zaid
Sugar Land, TX - 9/12/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Tarrik Zaid to the staff of Houston Methodist Gynecologic Oncology Associates. Tarrik Zaid, M.D. Dr. Zaid provides individualized, co...Read More>>

Domino Transplant
Houston, TX - 9/12/2013
Houston man receives new heart and liver then donates old liver to a woman Tiffany Schwantes was going to die without a new liver. The 31-year old mother of two suffered from an aggressive form of liver cancer and, because of organ allocatio...Read More>>

Making an imaging appointment is easy with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s new online scheduling system
Sugar Land, TX - 9/9/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Keep forgetting to call about scheduling your outpatient imaging exam such as a mammogram, MRI, CT, ultrasound, etc.? Thanks to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s new online scheduling system, mak...Read More>>

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Offers FREE FLU SHOTS to benefit Santa’s Exchange
Sugar Land, TX - 9/9/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp With fall around the corner and the holiday season not far behind, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is once again offering Fort Bend residents the opportunity to “give a gift and beat the flu.&rdq...Read More>>

Pelvic cancer study focuses on more effective treatment options
Houston, TX - 9/4/2013
A trip to a Houston Methodist emergency room for a swollen leg uncovered a major surprise for Pauline Stevens - a 25-centimeter pelvic tumor about the size of a soccer ball. The mass was determined to be cancerous, and it had spread from Ste...Read More>>

Help for Headaches - new Headache Center now open
Sugar Land, TX - 9/4/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp It can start as a dull ache — barely noticeable — but by the end of the day you’re clutching your forehead in pain. “Most of the time, headaches are a nuisance and nothing to worry a...Read More>>

Veritas Steak and Seafood promotion to benefit Pretty in Pink
Sugar Land, TX - 9/4/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Veritas Steak and Seafood is offering a unique promotion throughout the month of October to benefit cancer patients at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The restaurant has created special Pretty in...Read More>>

5 ways to keep lunches healthy
Houston, TX - 8/30/2013
The new school year is here and that means providing well-balanced lunches for your children, increasing their productivity and energy, and improve their moods. “Make lunch fun, get the kids involved, be patient and keep trying,&rdquo...Read More>>

New project investigates immune system's role in multiple sclerosis
Houston, TX - 8/23/2013
A $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke could help Houston Methodist scientists better understand how the body's own immune system drives multiple sclerosis. The five-year project will be led by ...Read More>>

Surgery trainees in Houston for cardiovascular "bootcamp"
Houston, TX - 8/23/2013
(Click on thumbnail for larger version) The fifth annual Cardiovascular Fellows' Bootcamp brought more than 150 cardiovascular trainees from across the United States to Houston earlier this week for hands-on training in and discussion of th...Read More>>

Catwalk on City Walk returns to Sugar Land Town Square September 12
Sugar Land, TX - 8/21/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Back by popular demand, Sugar Land Town Square will host its 4th Annual Catwalk on City Walk charity fashion show on Thursday, September 12 from 7-9 p.m. Models will rock the runway to the beats of a live DJ...Read More>>

Treating glaucoma without permanent eye changes
Houston, TX - 8/21/2013
For the more than 2.7 million Americans suffering from glaucoma, traditional treatment options leave much to be desired. Houstonians diagnosed with glaucoma now have access to a promising minimally-invasive treatment option that is only availabl...Read More>>

Crosby Fair and Rodeo Donates $35,000 to Houston Methodist San Jacinto Cancer Center
Baytown, TX - 8/19/2013
The Crosby Fair & Rodeo recently donated $35,000 toward the Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital Pink Heals Endowment Fund. The funds were raised during the organization’s Bras for the Cause event held in February. The Bras for the Cause ...Read More>>

Sports injury clinics return for fall
Houston, TX - 8/19/2013
Young athletes have easy access to sports medicine physicians Just in time for the fall sports season, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will open Saturday morning sports injury clinics around the Houston area this weeken...Read More>>

Sugar Land Baptist Church POP Camp gives Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital gifts of appreciation
Sugar Land, TX - 8/16/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Kim Sprague, Marketing Coordinator; Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing Coordinator; Marcia Barham, Physician Liaison; Jill Perez, Sugar Land Baptist Camp Leader with class. The children at Sugar Land Baptist Ch...Read More>>

Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened
Houston, TX - 8/13/2013
Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcomin...Read More>>

Arabian Nights 3rd Annual Gala for Hope Endowment presented by Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Sugar Land, TX - 8/8/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Hope Endowment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which fundraises for three specific orphanages or group homes for impoverished children in India. Our Mission: To empower children in India to transcen...Read More>>

Dr. Kozak joins Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Sugar Land, TX - 8/8/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp The Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physicians – Fort Bend’s leading doctors for general and sports-related orthopedic care – are pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Kozak, to their st...Read More>>

A Hospital Machinist
Houston, TX - 8/1/2013
Houston Methodist machinist prototyped DeBakey heart pump and other devices used in cutting edge cardiovascular research Many drive by his office every day, but no one ever stops. The entrance does not draw a second glance from visito...Read More>>

Save My Limbs
Houston, TX - 7/30/2013
Retrograde access helps endovascular surgeons save the legs and feet of people facing amputation When trying to unclog a drain, plumbers will insert a device from the top and guide it down to push through whatever is causing the blockage. En...Read More>>

Multi-million dollar gift addresses reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, other digestive disorders at Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX - 7/29/2013
As many as 70 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders. In order to address the growing burden of digestive disorders, Houston Methodist Hospital has created a comprehensive center that provides care for everything from reflux to irrita...Read More>>

Prepare young athletes for a safe sports season
Houston, TX - 7/25/2013
Being outside now can reduce chances of heat-related illnesses later With summer practice and fall sports seasons quickly approaching, youth athletes need to start training now to help prevent heat-related illnesses. After spending...Read More>>

5 claims about probiotics and good gut health
Houston, TX - 7/22/2013
Chances are you see pills, powders, drinks and yogurt infused with probiotics every time you go to the grocery store. Marketed as “friendly” bacteria that aid digestion, do these products provide true health benefits or are they simp...Read More>>

U.S. News ranks Houston Methodist Hospital No. 1 in Texas
Houston, TX - 7/16/2013
Hospital system changes its name Houston Methodist Hospital, formerly known as The Methodist Hospital, ranked among the country’s top hospitals in 12 specialties in U.S. News & World Report 2013 America "Best Hospitals" is...Read More>>

Pocket-sized drug test could quickly identify abusers
Houston, TX - 7/16/2013
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has agreed to award $2.1 million to Lidong Qin, Ph.D., and Ping Wang, Ph.D., of the Houston Methodist Research Institute to develop a pocket-sized drug test for use in health care settings. The three-yea...Read More>>

Acid reflux drug may cause heart disease
Houston, TX - 7/10/2013
Drugs that help millions of people cope with acid reflux may also cause cardiovascular disease, report scientists from Houston Methodist Hospital and two other institutions in an upcoming issue of Circulation (now online). It is the first time r...Read More>>

New Technology Treats Common Heart Condition
Baytown, TX - 7/9/2013
It’s one of the most common heart conditions in the United States but most people do not recognize the symptoms. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, affects 2.7 million Americans and those who suffer from it are five times more likely to have a ...Read More>>

Dr. Robert G. Grossman receives distinguished service award
Houston, TX - 7/1/2013
Dr. Robert G. Grossman, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award of The Society of University Neurosurgeons for his decades of service as a clinician, te...Read More>>

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Partners with Legacy Community Health Services
Baytown, TX - 6/27/2013
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital announced today a new partnership with Legacy Community Health Services, that expands outpatient primary care in Baytown and surrounding communities. Legacy has acquired the Family Medicine Center located on t...Read More>>

Avoiding sports injuries can help young athletes stay in the game – Pre-Participation Physicals and Health Expo
Sugar Land, TX - 6/25/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Sports participation offers a host of benefits for children, including weight management, social skill development and team-building skills. But there are downsides as well. Every year, millions of young at...Read More>>

A valve inside a valve
Houston, TX - 6/24/2013
A new heart valve can be implanted in people suffering with adult congenital heart disease without open heart surgery Many adult congenital heart patients have undergone multiple heart surgeries by the time they reach their 20s. Each ti...Read More>>

Nearly $700,000 to UH and Methodist will help develop brain machine interface technology
Houston, TX - 6/21/2013
The Cullen Foundation and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research are now supporting a brain-machine interface project that University of Houston and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute scientists hope will someday help quadriplegics...Read More>>

Changes in cell shape may lead to metastasis, not the other way around
Houston, TX - 6/21/2013
A crucial step toward skin cancer may be changes in the genes that control cell shape, report a team of scientists from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Harvard Medical School in an upcomin...Read More>>

Births at San Jacinto Methodist keep families together
Baytown, TX - 6/20/2013
When Colt McWhorter bounced into the world at 8 pounds, 15 ounces, there was something unique about his birth. Everything went according to plan and it was “textbook” as far as cesarean sections go. But the book is being rewritten at San Jacinto...Read More>>

Pretty in Pink charity event returns!
Sugar Land, TX - 6/7/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League are coming together once again for the second annual Pretty in Pink-Town Square – presented by local breast surgeons Dr. Sandra Te...Read More>>

San Jacinto Methodist and Baytown police offer free child ID kits
Baytown, TX - 6/6/2013
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – to have a child go missing. And yet, it is a harsh reality that more than 2,000 children go missing each day, according to statistics from the U.S. Justice Department. A child identification kit is one of t...Read More>>

Two biomarkers predict increased risk for "silent" strokes
Houston, TX - 6/5/2013
Two biomarkers widely being investigated as predictors of heart and vascular disease appear to indicate risk for "silent" strokes and other causes of mild brain damage that present no symptoms, report researchers from The Methodist Hospital and...Read More>>

Local physicians team up to open Methodist Sugar Land Cardiology Associates
Sugar Land, TX - 6/5/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Two prominent Fort Bend-area physicians have formed Methodist Sugar Land Cardiology Associates. Sherman Tang, M.D., and Toussaint Smith, M.D., are long-time area cardiologists who have formed this new pr...Read More>>

Methodist Sugar Land is first in county to offer stroke-preventing procedure for atrial fibrillation patients
Sugar Land, TX - 6/5/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Methodist Sugar Land is the first hospital in Fort Bend County to offer the LARIAT procedure to treat patients who have atrial fibrillation and are at increased risk of stroke. The LARIAT procedure is nonsu...Read More>>

The Methodist Hospital adds innovative robot to patient safety arsenal
Houston, TX - 6/4/2013
Robot uses UV light to prevent germ reproduction The Methodist Hospital has added a five-foot-five Star Wars-like robot to its germ-killing arsenal. (click image for larger version). The TRU-D, or Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfectio...Read More>>

Dr. Jafarnia Helps Rice Volleyball Star Get Back on the Court
Willowbrook, TX - 6/1/2013
Dr. Korsh Jafarnia of The Methodist Hospital for Orthopedic Hand Specialists helps get a Rice University volleyball star back on the court. Jillian Humphrey fracturered her hand in three places, an injury that Dr. Jafarnia says can usually result ...Read More>>

San Jacinto Methodist earns stroke award for three consecutive years
Baytown, TX - 5/30/2013
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in im...Read More>>

Department of Defense awards $2 million to spinal cord injury research
Houston, TX - 5/28/2013
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is pleased to announce a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) to further support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for individuals living with spinal...Read More>>

Missouri City mom delivers ‘miracle baby’ at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Sugar Land, TX - 5/24/2013
Quick response from coworkers, staff at MSLH saves baby and mom following medical emergency Physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital call little Elayna Nigrelli a “miracle baby,” and with good reason. Elayna was bo...Read More>>

Sports Physicals
Houston, TX - 5/20/2013
One-stop shop for student athletes at Reliant Center on June 1 The Methodist Hospital System and the Houston Texans are offering a one-stop shop for youth extracurricular pre-participation physicals on June 1 at Reliant Center next to Relian...Read More>>

San Jacinto Methodist Honors Cancer Survivors
 Latest Issue...  Baytown, TX - 5/15/2013
National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD) is Sunday, June 2, 2013. This 26th annual celebration of life will be held in hundreds of communities worldwide. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals will unite...Read More>>

San Jacinto Methodist Earns an "A" in Patient Safety
 Latest Issue...  Baytown, TX - 5/15/2013
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update...Read More>>

Southland Conference Baseball and Methodist Center for Sports Medicine in Sugar Land team up!
Sugar Land, TX - 5/14/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Four Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians have been selected to serve as medical directors for the upcoming Southland Conference baseball tournament, scheduled for May 22-25 at Constellation Field in Su...Read More>>

Methodist microgravity experiment gets funding, may go to International Space Station
Houston, TX - 5/13/2013
A microgravity experiment designed at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute will be funded by The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to fly aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. The proposal...Read More>>

Fish oil doesn't seem to help age-related macular degeneration
Houston, TX - 5/13/2013
A large-scale National Eye Institute study has shown fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids do not alter the progression of age-related macular degeneration, says a national team of researchers including David M. Brown, M.D., an ret...Read More>>

Be aware of the sun’s invisible damage
Houston, TX - 5/10/2013
Five tips to avoid skin cancer click to enlarge [pdf] With summer around the corner that means more hours spent by the pool or at backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, this summer’s fun in the sun, may mean long term damage to ...Read More>>

Surgery training should use array of approaches, study suggests
Houston, TX - 5/3/2013
By developing a new way to compare techniques for teaching robotic surgery, doctors at The Methodist Hospital and the University of Southern California report in an upcoming issue of the British Journal of Urology International that surgeons tra...Read More>>

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opens new sports medicine fellowship program
Sugar Land, TX - 5/3/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST) and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital are now offering an accredited primary care sports medicine fellowship program, designed to provide new physicians with the...Read More>>

From frostbite to diabetes ulcers: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at MSLH’s Advanced Wound Care Clinic offers hope
Sugar Land, TX - 4/25/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Peter Fenelon of Sugar Land traveled more than 8,000 miles for the adventure of a lifetime. But when his trip was cut short due to a medical emergency, he found the specialized care he needed right in his ...Read More>>

Multi-million dollar gift establishes brain tumor center at Methodist
Houston, TX - 4/23/2013
Brain and pituitary tumor patients will soon have access to a state-of-the-art facility at The Methodist Hospital, a result of a $10 million dollar commitment from a Houston oil executive. The Kenneth R. Peak Center for Brain and Pituitary T...Read More>>

Methodist Cancer Center expands breast screenings in east Houston
Houston, TX - 4/22/2013
By offering free breast cancer screenings and health care to women in east central Houston, Methodist Cancer Center physicians hope to broaden their battle against a devastating disease that disproportionately impacts the poor. A $100,000 gr...Read More>>

Dr. Vincent Wang returns home to join staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Sugar Land, TX - 4/19/2013
Follow @MethodistSLHosp Dr. Vincent Wang has joined the staff at Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center, located on the campus of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. He will also serve on the medical staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital...Read More>>

Obesity makes fat cells act like they're infected
Houston, TX - 3/5/2013
The inflammation of fat tissue is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why. Overfed adipocytes p...Read More>>

Nanoparticles that look and act like cells
Houston, TX - 1/31/2013
By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells, scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their drug payloads. The ...Read More>>

Transplant immune therapy expert joins Methodist faculty
Houston, TX - 1/14/2013
Xian Li, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned expert on therapies that coax the body's acceptance of donor organs, has joined the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center as its new director of transplant immunology. Li is also scientific director of the ...Read More>>

Hu receives Gates Foundation grant to develop fast, cheap HIV test
Houston, TX - 11/2/2012
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute President and CEO Mauro Ferrari released the following statement today (Nov. 2, 2012): I am pleased to announce The Methodist Hospital is receiving its first ever Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gr...Read More>>

Scientists Identify More Than 500 Genes That May Cause Pancreatic Cancer
Houston, TX - 3/12/2012
A global team led by scientists from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute has identified more than 500 genes that may cause or contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer. This particularly deadly disease has a 1-in-20 survival rate ...Read More>>

Debunking Breast Cancer Myths
Houston, TX - 10/4/2011
Breast cancer awareness has increased over the past decade with walks for the cure, celebrities speaking out about their experiences and proceeds of pink-ribboned products going to breast cancer research. Even with a greater level of a...Read More>>

$12 million collaborative grant seeks to improve cord blood transplantation for cancer patients
Houston, TX - 9/28/2011
A $12 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children&rsquo...Read More>>

New Advanced Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Opens at Methodist Willowbrook
Houston, TX - 8/3/2011
The Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook opens its doors on the Methodist Willowbrook campus. The new, 25,000 square foot orthopedic and rehabilitation facility is unlike anything currently available in north...Read More>>

Rice and The Methodist Hospital Win Stimulus Funding Team Will Test Emerging Wireless Applications in Houston´s East End
Houston, TX - 10/13/2009
HOUSTON (Oct. 13, 2009) – A team of wireless researchers and doctors from Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute have won a $2 million federal grant to design and test next-generation wireless platforms and remote pa...Read More>>

Renowned Stem Cell Researcher Irving Weissman To Speak at TMHRI
Houston, TX - 9/29/2009
HOUSTON (Sept. 29, 2009) – Irving L. Weissman, M.D., director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, will deliver a seminar titled "Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells," in honor of The Methodist Hospital R...Read More>>

TMHRI Joins GCC´s John S Dunn Chemical Genomics Research Consortium
Houston, TX - 9/3/2009
HOUSTON (Sept. 3, 2009) – TMHRI has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Gulf Coast Consortium’s John S Dunn Chemical Genomics Research Consortium. Members of this group work together to develop a multi-institutional program f...Read More>>

Surgeon at Houston Methodist West Hospital removes rare tumor from inside heart chamber
 Latest Issue...  West Houston, TX
Media Contac Virginia Gissel 832-522-0311 vgissel@tmhs.org Surgeon at Houston Methodist West Hospital removes rare tumor from inside heart chamber HOUSTON, TX—(July 12, 2013)—A surgeon at Houston Methodist West Hospi...Read More>>

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