Neuromuscular Therapist Carol Welch-Baril described movement as medicine and I think that’s a pretty good way to look at it. Of course how people move changes as we get older. Nancy Greig is in her mid 60s and answered my question about her marathon running from Quebec, where she’s currently on a cycling tour. “I do run the Houston half marathon every year,” she said. “Back in the late ‘90s I ran three marathons - but the last one was no fun so I just do halves now. I am just more careful now - I don’t train as hard and back off at the first sign of injury or pain. I want to be able to keep running as long as possible. Also, it’s a big social thing for me now. I always run with friends.” For those wanting to be active, the National Institute on Aging names four basic categories of … [Read more...] about Movement as medicine
Osteoarthritis of the joints can affect people of all ages, but is one of the leading causes of disability in the aged population in the United States. A study published in the Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine found incidence of knee OA is rising by increasing average age of the general population. Age, weight, trauma, and repetitive movements are common risk factors for the condition. According to Dr. Scott Paris of Central Jersey Spine and Wellness, more than 27 million people in the country suffer from knee arthritis. An estimated 37 percent of Canadians aged 20 or older who had been diagnosed with arthritis reported osteoarthritis, with 29 percent occurring in the knees, states Statistics Canada. Knee arthritis occurs when there is a degeneration of articular cartilage that … [Read more...] about Methods to treating arthritic knees
Houston Methodist Hospital recently opened its 22-story Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower, offering the newest, most precise imaging and surgical equipment for complex heart and brain surgeries. The nationally ranked Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and Houston Methodist Neurological Institute moved into the new building. Cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists from these centers believe the advanced technology will transform care and become the new standard for similar facilities around the country. “We needed space to grow and the most up-to-date technology in the world in order to provide the best patient care possible,” said Dr. Gavin Britz. “This puts us in the top tier.” “It’s a transformational moment,” said Dr. … [Read more...] about The latest in hi-tech care comes to Houston
Memorial Hermann Health System has announced Paul O’Sullivan as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. O’Sullivan will also continue to serve as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. O’Sullivan succeeds SVP and CEO Susan Jadlowski who, after 11 years with Memorial Hermann, will be leaving the organization in December. Jadlowski will remain with Memorial Hermann working in the corporate offices on special projects through the end of the year. “Paul will be an outstanding addition to the Greater Heights family in leading the Campus’ continued commitment to providing high-quality, safe, patient-centered care,” said Erin Asprec, EVP of Acute Care Services for Memorial Hermann. “Having a single leader for Memorial Hermann Greater … [Read more...] about Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital appoints a new CEO
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights For The Leader It’s summer – time to test your skin-safety savvy. True or false? • You need to protect your skin – just what’s exposed -- from the sun just when you’re going to be outdoors for several hours. • Sun protection is only a concern during the summer. • Sun protection products are all the same; it’s the higher SPF numbers are more effective. • Sunscreen and sun block are two names for the same thing. • Skin cancer is extremely rare. Dr. Alpesh Desai and Dr. Tejas Desai, dermatologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, will tell you that the correct answer is “false” to each of those common misconceptions. First things first: More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than … [Read more...] about Enjoy the sun. Avoid the rays.