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Brain Illness that Crippled Teen Isn’t Defining his Future


Comatose and unable to talk for nearly a year and half, a 24-year-old is again living a normal life. Harris Health System's medical team identified his condition as anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDA), a rare, and sometimes,...
13-Dec-2017 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Team Approach Helps Patients Regain Control of Diabetes


Before diabetes takes or disables a life, Harris Health System wants to step in. Through an ambitious program that places patients with uncontrolled diabetes with a team of medical experts and support staff, the aim is to change the course of the...
14-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health RNs Listed Among Top 20 in Houston by Texas Nurses Association


Two Harris Health System nurses are among the 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2017, an award given by the Texas Nurses Association, District 9. The pair joins honorees nominated by peers and coworkers as exemplary registered nurses from greater Houston.
14-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UTHealth Surgeon Tien Ko Named Chief of Staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital


Dr. Tien C. Ko has been named chief of staff at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, becoming only the fifth chief of staff in the hospital’s 28-year history.
16-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital


With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub...
11-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Troubleshooters Drives the Extra Mile to Vaccinate the Community


Karen Rasmussen knows the roadways and highways of Harris County too well. As driver for Harris Health System’s mobile immunization unit, she’s traveled nearly 30,000 miles in the last seven years crisscrossing the nation’s third largest...
13-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital’s Beacon Award is among Three in U.S., Canada


Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital joins two other hospitals in the U.S. and Canada to win a Beacon Award of Excellence for its Labor and Delivery Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
27-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack


After extensive reconstruction of a crushed larynx caused by a savage horse attack, surgeons at Ben Taub Hospital still weren’t sure if Ivory Lindsey Sr. would ever speak again, much less regain the ability to swallow, drink or eat food.
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery


As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and...
19-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT

Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?


Known as drug-induced photosensitivity, the condition affects people taking prescribed medications and mimics intense sunburns with severe pain, skin peeling and blistering. People taking antibiotics and antidepressants are most at risk.
7-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest. It’s a vital part of the delivery of babies at Harris Health System and one that studies show can...
21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Dedicated Staff Keep Keen Eye on Early Detection of Diabetic Vision Loss

Capturing high-resolution images of a patient's eye and retina are vital to ensure good vision for people with diabetes. It takes patience and attention to detail for ophthalmology technicians to produce high-quality images that trained experts at...
29-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most...
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Saving Limbs From Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts


Oscar Betancourt knows letting his diabetes get out of control is serious. So when a sore on his foot was not healing, he knew it required immediate attention. Fortunately, his medical team knew to refer him to in-house experts who specialize in...
31-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues


Whether supporting President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney, this year’s election will take people on a roller coaster of emotions from elation to anger depending on the results. To deal with post-election blues, Harris Health System...
2-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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