by Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE Heart disease is still the number one cause of death around the world. The American Heart Association (AHA) points to research demonstrating that “[t]here is consistent evidence that cardiovascular risk increases as added sugar consumption increases.” Based on their findings, the AHA recently stated that children 2 -18 years of age should limit their added sugar consumption to less than 6 teaspoons a day (25 grams). The AHA also recommends that children under 2 years of age have no added sugar in their diet and focus on nutritious foods that help their bodies grow. This is the first scientific statement the AHA has made on children’s added sugar consumption. Limiting children’s added sugar consumption may be a gradual process. Take … [Read more...] about The Sweet Spot – How Much Sugar is Too Much for Children?
Athlete Training + Health (ATH), formerly known as CES Performance, has trained thousands of professional, collegiate, high school and youth athletes since 1997. Now, ATH is working with Memorial Hermann in Houston and Texas Health Resources in Dallas/Fort Worth, to offer in-house clinical care at ATH facilities. ATH opened their first Texas facility at Houston Sports Park in 2012. In June 2016, ATH opened a second Houston-area facility in Spring, Texas. At 38,000 square feet, it is the largest facility of its kind in the state. As part of the new facility, Memorial Hermann, the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, offers onsite clinical services with access to primary care physicians, and sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists. In 2017, ATH plans to open … [Read more...] about Athlete Training + Health Collaborates with Health Care Systems to redefine athlete development
Riding a bicycle and climbing a rock wall may seem like child’s play but at TIRR Memorial Hermann - Greater Heights, these activities are part of a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation program to help children get back to the lives they love as they adjust to injuries, disease and other conditions. At the newly opened outpatient clinic, children benefit from the collaborative efforts and shared resources of the strong Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network. U.S. News & World Report has ranked TIRR Memorial Hermann as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 2 in the country. This is the 27th consecutive year TIRR Memorial Hermann has been included in the rankings. “TIRR Memorial Hermann - Greater Heights has offered quality outpatient therapy to adults for four … [Read more...] about Where the Littlest Make the Biggest Comebacks
Judy Ho, Lead Project Manager at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was recently named to the Board of Examiners for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence. Appointed by the NIST Director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, as well as other assessment-related tasks. The examiner board is composed of more than 350 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States. “Judy functions … [Read more...] about Judy Ho named to Board of Examiners 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Most people give little, if any, thought to the complex electrical signals needed to make their hearts function properly. For more than two million Americans with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm conditions, malfunctioning electrical signals can present very serious health problems. Antiarrhythmic medications are often prescribed for patients with atrial fibrillation, also called AFib and AF. However, newer, minimally invasive surgical treatments have proven much more successful at controlling or eliminating the offending electrical impulses. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is now performing these procedures in its new, modern electrophysiology (EP) lab. Catheter Ablation Can Successfully Treat Heart Rhythm Disorders Atrial fibrillation is a challenging condition … [Read more...] about EP Lab treatment for the heart