The place you once knew as Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital – if you ever knew the place – is no more. Before you hop in the car and drive to the intersection of Ella and 610 in search of wrecking balls, hold on a second. The hospital isn’t going anywhere, nor is the nationally respected […]
When Shvon Lowe felt a lump in her right breast just before leaving on a ski trip with her sister last February, she was just 34 years old. She went to see her Ob-Gyn who calmed her concerns but also referred her for a mammogram. “I’d always done breast exams with the physician,” said Lowe. […]
Getting into the habit of performing self exams and staying realistic about cancer are two important things women need to be mindful of in the months beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Neelofur Ahmad, a radiation oncologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Northwest, says. “It’s true that the vast majority of lumps found turn out […]
As The Leader reported in last week’s issue, wet conditions and plenty of standing water means good conditions for more mosquitoes in our area and, unfortunately, the potential for more West Nile Virus infections beyond the first case reported by Harris County several weeks ago. Minesh Desai, an internist with Memorial Hermann Medical Group of […]
As most people who live in Houston can attest to, the upcoming summer months won’t be getting particularly cooler any time soon. That means plenty of chances for sunburn, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Heat related illnesses are caused primarily by two factors, says Shilipa Pankaj, a pediatrician affialiated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital […]
There’s a new Tai Chi class on Wednesdays at Proctor Plaza Center, 803 W. Temple.
John and Marisol Denson have always been interested in fitness, so it was a natural fit to open a chain of six Koko FitClub franchises in Greater Houston, including one at 189 Heights Blvd.
Caught early, slow-growing colorectal cancer is treatable. It’s also preventable.
But many adults delay – or ignore – being screened for polyps, abnormal tissue or other indicators of this disease, which can grow undetected until more serious, later-stage symptoms draw attention, explains Joseph R. Cali, M.D., a colorectal surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.
An expanded, state-of-the-art Memorial Hermann Northwest Emergency Center means even more health care services and experts are now available to meet the healthcare needs of the community – including a real-time online reservation tool called ScheduleNow. Memorial Hermann Northwest Emergency Center has been the area’s accredited trauma center for 12 years. The expansion project’s completed […]
Welcome Heydi Sherylyn Hernandez to the Leader area. Hernandez was the first baby born in 2013 at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital at 5:53 a.m. New Year’s Day. Proud parents of the 6-pound, 14-ounce baby girl are Evaristo Hernandez and Alma Valdez.