How to safeguard your personal information in wake of recent cyberattacks
Memorial Hermann, St. Luke’s, the Houston Health Department and Oak Bend Medical Center, are among the local healthcare systems hit by cyberattacks in 2022, potentially putting patients at risk by exposing their protected health information.
Halloween Matters, and the latest on the World Series (Oct. 31, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: We discuss why Ken Paxton wants to investigate Memorial Hermann, we get to know Commissioners Court candidate Adrian Garcia, we discuss how different aspects of Halloween have changed, and we preview the remaining games of the World Series.houstonpublicmedia.org
Waller County Sheriff’s Office K9 back on duty after overheating and collapsing while responding to scene
Choas the K-9 has been to a lot of scenes, but it’s likely neither he nor his handler ever imagined ending a shift at an emergency vet clinic, but when things got a little too heated earlier this month, that’s where he landed, thanks to quick action.
Memorial Hermann announces new vice president, chief medical officer at for north Houston hospitals
A Penn State University graduate has just been named the new vice president and regional chief medical officer at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble.
Safe sleep guidelines updated for 1st time in 6 years; experts take stance against popular at-home monitors
Approximately 3,500 infants die from sleep-related infant deaths every year in the U.S. That’s a substantial decline since the 1990s before parents were instructed to sleep babies on their backs.
More than a year later, some hospitals still don’t comply with Hospital Price Transparency Law
The hospital price transparency law requires hospitals to list the cash prices for procedures on their websites, requiring them to be easily accessible and allow patients to compare cash prices with insurance.
COVID-19’s effect on hospital finances, and ask the veterinarian (April 18, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: Area hospitals continue to assess the financial damage caused by the pandemic over the last two years, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.houstonpublicmedia.org
Memorial Hermann offering COVID-19 booster shots for a broader population after CDC approval – Houston Public Media
If you're at least 65 years old, live in a long-term care facility, work in a high-risk environment or have an underlying condition, you’re eligible for a booster shot.houstonpublicmedia.org
How Rising COVID Numbers Are Affecting One Local Hospital System (July 23, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: As the county raises its COVID threat level, Memorial Hermann's chief physician explains how rising case numbers are affecting his hospitals. And we correct some misconceptions about the life of pirate Jean Lafitte.houstonpublicmedia.org
Episode 3: New Advances To Fight The Virus – Houston Public Media
Innovation was necessary when the Coronavirus struck the Greater Houston Area. Bindu Akkanti, MD with UT Health/Memorial Hermann says “Curiosity of medicine is what drove us into this profession… COVID-19 hit us like a storm and we all got to work immediately.”In Episode 3 of TESTED, medical professionals and engineers explain some of the advances they made in order to fight the virus. To watch episodes and for resources, visit the TESTED webpage here.houstonpublicmedia.org
Houston doctors warn of hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning amid plunging temperatures in Texas
One of the most serious concerns is carbon monoxide poisoning during this winter blast , Langan said. There have been more than 200 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in Harris County due to power outages from this storm. Langan urged Houstonians to be aware of the telltale symptoms, since carbon poisoning so many lives during this storm. But as levels progress, you can have loss of consciousness and fall into coma.”Langan said that on Monday night that Memorial Hermann had 50 cases of carbon monoxide in the system. “We’re really hoping to get the word out about carbon monoxide and make sure that everyone is staying warm in a safe manner.”chron.com
18-year-old dies after shooting in Humble
18-year-old dies after shooting in HumbleAn 18-year-old died Sunday morning following a shooting in Humble, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. An 18-year-old died Sunday morning following a shooting in Humble, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close 18-year-old dies after shooting in Humble 1 / 1 Back to GalleryAn 18-year-old died Sunday morning following a shooting in Humble, according to the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Harris County Sheriffs deputies found a man with multiple gunshot wounds around 2:05 a.m. in the bayou behind the 6700 block of Treeline Drive following a report of shots fired. Greg Pinkins of the Harris County Sheriffs Office.chron.com
Deputy 'extremely critical' after being shot during traffic stop: sheriff
BREAKING: @HCSOTexas deputy was just transported by life flight to Memorial Hermann in the medical center. #HouNews HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) September 27, 2019One of our @HCSOTexas deputies has been shot while conducting a traffic stop, 14807 Willancy Ct @ West Rd. "One of our @HCSOTexas deputies has been shot while conducting a traffic stop," Gonzalez tweeted.Gonzalez added the deputy was seriously injured and was transported by Life Flight. He was handcuffed and his hands were bagged for evidence.Shortly after that, Sheriff Gonzalez tweeted that a possible suspect was detained. The sheriff said the deputy was able to return fire.The sheriff said the suspect "basically just shot him in a very ruthless, cold blooded way.abc13.com
8-year-old dead, 3 hospitalized in crash on I-45 north in Montgomery Co.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 8-year-old child is dead following a major crash on I-45 north in Willis.DPS said the crash happened at Calvary Road on Saturday afternoon.According to DPS, two 3-year-olds and a 50-year-old woman were also transported to hospitals.She, along with the 3-year-olds were believed to be in the same vehicle.DPS tells ABC13 Eyewitness News I-45 north is expected to remain closed for a few hours.The cause of the crash is unknown. No injuries to those in the other vehicle have been reported.abc13.com
8-year-old dead and 2 seriously injured in crash on I-45 north in Montgomery Co.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 8-year-old child is dead following a major crash on I-45 north in Willis.DPS said the crash happened at Calvary Road on Saturday afternoon.According to DPS, three passengers were transported to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands.A 2-year-old is in critical condition and a woman in serious condition.DPS tells ABC13 Eyewitness News I-45 north is expected to remain closed for a few hours.The cause of the crash is unknown.abc13.com