Soon-to-be mothers always want what’s best for their baby, and if there’s something they can do to help the baby in the future, they want to know about it. Cord blood and tissue banking is an option many local mothers are choosing. Cord blood refers to the blood inside the baby’s umbilical cord that has stem cells within it with the capability to grow into blood vessels, organs, and tissues. According to babycenter.com, cord blood is currently the subject of FDA-regulated clinical trials that explore their potential in helping people with autism, brain injury, and other conditions. Stem cells can help repair tissues, organs, blood vessels, and a multitude of diseases. Cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells. These stem cells are still immature and haven’t learned to attack … [Read more...] about Cord blood and tissue banking: is it worth it?
Heart to Heart Senior Luncheon Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital Monday, February 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Learn about community services for seniors • Hear from a panel of cardiologists including Dr. Reddy, followed by Q&A • Free health screenings • Heart-healthy buffet Free event, but registration required as space is limited. Call 713.222.CARE to register. A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, often called AFib or AF, is a rapid and irregular heartbeat. It is the most common type of heart arrhythmia and increases the risk for stroke and heart failure. Proper Evaluation is Needed Sunil K. Reddy, … [Read more...] about Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks
Ann Szapor, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. As CNO, Szapor has executive oversight of regulatory standards, compliance, patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of patient care, and employee engagement. “We are excited to have Ann lead our nursing team. Her extensive background in team building and leadership is supported by a collaborative mentality that elevates patient care,” said Susan Jadlowski, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “Ann has a track record of improving patient experience within multi-campus health care systems, like Memorial Hermann Health System, and she will be an excellent addition to our team.” Most recently, Szapor served as … [Read more...] about MHGH hires new VP, CNO
Recovery time is a major concern when women learn they need surgery, especially if they are caregivers and breadwinners. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is addressing this concern by offering the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, which utilizes state-of-the-art, robotic-assisted technology for minimally invasive surgery. With robotic-assisted technology, surgeons operate from a console, viewing high-definition 3-D imagery of the surgical field and directing precise micro-movements of a surgical robot. Because smaller surgical incisions are used, patients typically experience shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recoveries. These procedures can help lower the risk of infection and minimize scarring. Robotic Technology Offers Greater Range of Motion Concepcion … [Read more...] about Women appreciate minimally invasive surgery at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
When The Leader visited with local chef Karuna Diedericks two years ago, she had started a cooking and consulting business to build upon a personal chef service she had offered since 2011. It was centered on Ayurvedic principles — Ayurveda being the traditional medicine of India dating back 5,000 years. Now she is fine tuning her vision and taking the endeavor full time, partnering with ISKCON of Houston to offer cooking classes at their eight acre property in Acres Homes. An Ayurvedic practitioner who earned her degree from the California College of Ayurveda in 2007, Diedericks said that the impetus for shifting gears was part necessity and part passion. “I was also doing education and sales for ten different vitamin and skin care lines with Whole Foods and other health food … [Read more...] about Plant based cooking school to open at ISKCON’s The Farm