More than 70 Memorial Hermann nurses were recently honored by the Good Samaritan Foundation with Excellence in Nursing Awards. Nominated by their peers for their passion, leadership, mentorship, and service to the Houston community, Excellence in Nursing Award winners are leaders in hospital, outpatient and academic settings who provide extraordinary and compassionate care and service. For more information about Memorial Hermann, visit www.memorialhermann.org. … [Read more...] about 70+ Memorial Hermann Nurses Honored for Extraordinary, Compassionate Care
I can’t remember the last time I burned more than 500 calories in a workout. But I did last week at the new Orangetheory Fitness studio at Sawyer Heights. Robert Aguirre, head trainer for Sawyer Heights, said that the most important thing to focus on was that time spent in the zone. And just what is that zone? According to their website, the physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. When I got there to check in I strapped on a heart-rate monitor under my t-shirt so they could monitor me during the 55 minute class. During the workout, the goal is that you will spend 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84 percent or higher of your maximum heart rate, which translates to being in the zones 4 or 5. The “afterburn” … [Read more...] about In the ‘Zone’ at Sawyer Heights Orangetheory
Advanced 3-D imaging technology, expedited diagnostic services, extended hours and other amenities make the Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital the go-to choice for screening and diagnostic breast services in The Heights. Tomosynthesis detects smaller breast tumors The Center now boasts leading-edge 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis. This innovative imaging technology can detect smaller breast tumors by eliminating the problem of overlapping breast tissue where potential cancers can hide with traditional 2-D mammography. It is particularly beneficial to women with dense breast tissue. “The ability to peel back layers with tomosynthesis is a tremendous advance,” says Ajanta Patra, M.D., a dedicated breast radiologist affiliated with the Memorial Hermann … [Read more...] about Breast Care Center offers advanced technology, short wait times
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