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
Thousands of patients lose access to doctors after Memorial Hermann, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas fail to reach agreement
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Memorial Hermann failed to reach an agreement this week which resulted in Memorial Hermann hospitals, surgery centers and some doctors now being out of network for thousands of patients with BCBSTX insurance plans.
Major weight loss may help with outcomes of COVID-19
Despite recommendations to postpone elective procedures at some points during the pandemic, weight loss surgeon Dr. Tanya Kajese with UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann said that’s actually been the motivation for a lot more patients to proceed with bariatric surgery because they’re at risk for severe disease.
Awww photos: The biggest little Astros fans wish ‘Stros best of luck
In honor of the Houston Astros hosting the Atlanta Braves for Game 1 of the 2021 World Series, some of the babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital are showing their support. In addition, staff at various Memorial Hermann campuses across the Greater Houston Area are supporting the ‘Stros by donning some of their favorite apparel.
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
‘Don’t put yourself at risk’: Doctors warn to be safe over Labor Day weekend as hospitals continue to stay full
Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann, said vaccinated people can feel safe to go out and about this weekend while unvaccinated people should not travel or attend large gatherings since the majority of hospitalized COVID patients are unvaccinated.
Memorial Hermann offering booster shots for immunocompromised
Memorial Hermann announced that it will offer booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine in hospitals and clinics throughout the Greater Houston area to immunocompromised people who meet criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What you need know about the free vaccine clinics happening in the Houston area
School is just around the corner. In preparation for the school year, districts and organizations have started announcing vaccine clinics. Many will be hosting clinics for the standard required immunizations and others will also be including COVID-19 vaccines in their list of vaccines available at the clinic.
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