Take Control of Hunger and Get Your Figure Back

You can control your hunger by becoming aware! Have you ever found yourself staring down at an empty bag of chips wandering how did that happen? No one consciously decides to sabotage their diet, but often times your intentions can be blinded by outside forces.  Weight loss is similar to Pavlov’s...

Women with Risk Factors for Heart Disease Need to Start a Prevention Plan Before Menopause

Women with risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a family history, should start a dialogue with their primary care physician in their 40s so they can begin a prevention regimen that will keep them healthy. “Many people ignore the signs of heart disease in women...

Cancer Prevention at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston

Just as they say the eyes are the window to the soul, the mouth is a window to the rest of the body. Just by looking into a patient’s mouth, an oral surgeon can tell if the patient is drinking enough water, has significant reflux or has a history of bulimia. A few years ago, one of the surgeons at Oral and...

Five Tips for Men’s Health

On average, men are 25 percent less likely than women to have visited a health care provider in the last year, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare and Quality. They die, on average, five years earlier than women, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men are 1-1/2...

2017 Fort Bend County Medical Society Board

The Fort Bend County Medical Society (FBMS) recently appointed Sapna Singh, MD as its board president and Asha Wurdeman, DO as secretary/treasurer for 2017. Dr. Singh is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She works at the Texas Children’s Pediatric clinic...

Houston Methodist West Hospital Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Houston Methodist West Hospital has received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The accreditation acknowledges Houston Methodist West’s expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. “Houston Methodist West has been leading...

Houston Methodist West Hospital Receives Exemplary Five Star Service Award

Houston Methodist West Hospital received the 2016 Exemplary Five Star Service Award for birth registration by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit for the sixth consecutive year. “We are proud and honored to have received this award once again,” said Vicki Brownewell,...

Memorial Hermann Announces New CEO for Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital are connected by more than just the Grand Parkway. Memorial Hermann Health System recently announced Heath Rushing as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress. Rushing,...

Houston Methodist West Hospital Redesignated for Excellence in Nursing

Houston Methodist West Hospital has achieved Pathway to Excellence redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of interprofessional work environments where nurses can flourish and feel empowered. The designation substantiates...

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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