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    'It's fun to cheat death': This UT freshman had a blood clot the size of an apple in his skull

    HOUSTON (March 24, 2021)

    Dr. Manish Shah saves the life of a University of Texas at Austin student after discovering a blood clot the size of an apple in his skull.

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    Mother's instinct saves newborn baby with 'scrambled heart syndrome'

    HOUSTON (March 23, 2021)

    Dr. Jorge Salazar saves the life of an infant with a scrambled heart.

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    For twin born with half of a heart, Houston doctors perform life-saving string of surgeries

    HOUSTON (March 22, 2021)

    Dr. Donna Goff and Dr. Jorge Salazar talked to the Houston Chronicle about treating a twin born with half of a heart with a string of surgeries.

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    This team puts their whole hearts into caring for those of their patients

    HOUSTON (February 25, 2021)

    Dr. Jorge Salazar talks about children and heart disease.

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    Tomball teen makes speedy recovery after brain hemorrhage

    TOMBALL, Texas (January 26, 2021)

    Doctors say the 18-year-old had a tangle of blood vessels in his head the size of a plum. It caused bleeding in his brain that was the size of an apple.

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    Heart screens recommended for children after they get COVID-19

    HOUSTON (December 9, 2020)

    If your child has had COVID-19, doctors at Memorial Hermann said you should get their heart checked before letting them get back into physical activity.

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    A 9-year-old girl. A 28-hour drive to Houston. And a mid-pandemic emergency brain surgery

    HOUSTON (September 22, 2020)

    A young woman from Idaho travels to Memorial Hermann to undergo life-saving brain surgery.

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    Houston Teen Overcomes 16 Surgeries to Win Prized Baseball Scholarship

    HOUSTON (July 7, 2020)

    After enduring 16 surgeries, this Dobie High School star athlete, Gabriel Rojas, has emerged strong to recently clinch a prized baseball scholarship at Letourneau University in Longview for Fall 2020. It was a freak accident that could have sent any young boy's life into tailspin, but instead it...

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    Determining the right treatment for Scoliosis

    HOUSTON (June 1, 2020)

    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine often diagnosed at early childhood. Dr. Shiraz Younas and Dr. Lindsay Crawford with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital shared best treatment plans for the condition.

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    Mother, baby undergo simultaneous surgery during pregnancy

    HOUSTON (March 28, 2019)

    Pediatric neurosurgeon Stephen Fletcher, DO discusses addressing spina bifida through maternal-fetal surgery and how it has impacted 8-month old Elysia.

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  • Read about Kenneth Moise honored with lifetime award from national Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Kenneth Moise, MD, honored with lifetime award from national Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    HOUSTON (March 1, 2019)

    It is no surprise that Moise was the recipient of this year’s Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to physicians who have made a lasting and significant impact in the field.

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    Sleep Apnea in Children: How to Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound

    HOUSTON (January 1, 2019)

    If you're like us, when you think of the typical sufferer of sleep apnea, you might imagine an older gentleman, perhaps with a beer belly. But the condition strikes all ages, and, in fact, Dr. Cindy Jon, a pediatric pulmonologist affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann, has seen an incr...

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    CDC warns of cold-like virus that makes it hard to breathe

    HOUSTON (December 26, 2018)

    Christa Filak, MD, a pediatrician with Memorial Hermann Medical Group, said everyone can catch the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but especially babies and the elderly are susceptible.

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    One girl’s special delivery to a children’s hospital for Christmas

    HOUSTON (December 19, 2018)

    Her mother knew Tonia wouldn't be happy until they'd been able to help the other kids. No matter how impossible it seemed.

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    How An 11-Year-Old Triathlete Gives Wins To Others

    HOUSTON (December 17, 2018)

    A promising young athlete from Iowa wise beyond her years recognizes the inner champion of patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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    Remembering President George H.W. Bush's impact on the Texas Medical Center

    HOUSTON (December 3, 2018)

    Houston disability rights activist Lex Frieden, one of the ADA’s authors, told TMC News this year that working with Bush was a defining moment in his advocacy efforts.

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    Survey: More than half of parents save and share leftover antibiotics

    HOUSTON (November 19, 2018)

    Nearly half of parents say they've saved leftover antibiotics that were prescribed to their children, according to a new study - and of those, nearly three-quarters then gave those medications to someone else without consulting a doctor.

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    Is your child bundled up enough for winter weather?

    HOUSTON (November 14, 2018)

    Children take longer to get acclimated to a sudden temperature drop, and that's why doctors say as the weather changes, so should your child's wardrobe.

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    Memorial Hermann Sugar Land explains treatment of scoliosis in adolescents

    SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (November 13, 2018)

    Dr. Terrence Anderson, orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital discusses treatment options for children with scoliosis. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital offers highly trained and affiliated doctors with leading-edge care in pediatrics.

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    Boy from Honduras receives lifesaving heart surgery in Houston

    HOUSTON (October 18, 2018)

    Within a month, 2-year-old Jose Gabriel traveled to Tomball and received surgery that changed his life before heading back home. Gabriel and his mother, Kerly Gabriela, were flown into Houston by HeartGift, a nonprofit organization providing lifesaving heart surgery for children around the world ...

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    Local teen back home after life-saving heart surgery

    HOUSTON (October 10, 2018)

    Abigail Franklin was born with a rare congenital heart defect called Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries and is now at home recovering after that surgery. Abigail had her "Double Switch" surgery two weeks ago at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. “Abigai...

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    Keeping his heart in the game

    HOUSTON (October 3, 2018)

    At birth, Ethan weighed 9 pounds 14.6 ounces—larger than the average newborn. After a difficult delivery at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Julie Page and her husband, Brent, were told that their baby boy was born with a heart defect.

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    Breathe Easier: Monitoring Children's Asthma

    HOUSTON (September 11, 2018)

    If you don't know a child with asthma, chances are, you don’t know many kids. According to a recent report from the Houston/Harris County State of Health Committee, 96,000 Harris County children have been diagnosed with asthma. Nationwide, the disease is responsible for a third of hospital ...

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    Pink's husband parent-shamed over taking son with hand, foot and mouth disease out in public

    HOUSTON (August 29, 2018)

    According to Dr. Michael Chang with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and UT Health, this is the time of year when cases of the illness spike, especially when kids go back to schools and day cares.

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    Doctors seeing spike in contagious hand, foot and mouth disease as school returns in Houston

    HOUSTON (August 24, 2018)

    “Enteroviruses are more common in children," said Dr. Michael Chang, with Children's Memorial Hermann and UT Health. Dr. Chang said this time of year there is always a spike when kids go back to school and daycares.

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    Spring Fire Delivers Joy to hospitalized kids

    HOUSTON (August 23, 2018)

    The Spring Fire Department raised over $2000 with their Lip Sync Challenge Video that the firefighters decided to use to buy toys for hospitalized kids at Children’s Memorial Hermann.

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    Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital turns cleft patients into photo models

    HOUSTON (August 17, 2018)

    Nearly one out of every 700 kids has the birth defect, but many are teased by others who don't understand it.

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    This is the trick to prevent leaving your child in a hot car

    HOUSTON (August 14, 2018)

    This summer, we have reported on hot car deaths involving kids and in the last 30 years, Texas leads the total number of deaths in hot cars by dozens more than the next highest state, according to kidsandcars.org. Robert Lapus, MD, a pediatric emergency physician with Children’s Memorial He...

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    Produce Rx: A Hospital and a Family’s Fight Against Food Insecurity

    HOUSTON (August 3, 2018)

    At 12 years old, Joseph weighs 230 pounds, and at 5 feet, two inches is classified by the CDC as obese. Esparza decided it was time to get help and took her family to the Lamar Health Center—one of Memorial Hermann’s 10 school-based clinics.

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    Three Myths About Kids and Pet Allergies, Explained

    HOUSTON (August 3, 2018)

    The issue of when and if pets should be introduced to kids has been up for debate among allergists for years, but recent studies lead many to believe that the family unit can and even should include pets. Dr. Dat Tran, an allergist and immunologist at Innovative Allergy Clinic and in affiliation ...

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    Saving Beau: 3-month-old with hole in his heart now healthy

    HOUSTON (July 31, 2018)

    A 3-month-old baby who underwent surgery at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital for a congenital heart defect is now back home with his family.

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    Sean Gamino, 13, continues fighting through brain tumor

    HOUSTON (July 27, 2018)

    When taken to a Memorial Hermann, the doctors immediately ordered a CAT scan that revealed a mass in Sean's brain and transferred him to Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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    Houston family welcomes home quadruplets on Fourth of July

    HOUSTON (July 4, 2018)

    One family in southwest Houston had four reasons to celebrate this Fourth of July. Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed home their newborn quadruplets Wednesday, four weeks after they were born.

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    Make kids healthier and watch them soar

    HOUSTON (June 13, 2018)

    Carol Paret, chief community health officer with Memorial Hermann Health System, penned an op-ed about how school-based clinics can help move the needle on education reform.

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    Children's Memorial Hermann Announces New Partnership with Blue Fish Pediatrics

    HOUSTON (June 13, 2018)

    Children's Memorial Hermann and Blue Fish Pediatrics are excited to announce a new partnership  in the Greater Houston area.

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    Mass shootings prompt survival training event in Houston

    HOUSTON (June 10, 2018)

    National health initiative Stop the Bleed wants to educate civilians to help save lives in emergency situations before medics arrive.

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    How to identify grief, PTSD in children

    HOUSTON (May 22, 2018)

    Grief is different for everyone. Some may move forward without any problems, others might need therapy to get back on track and some may appear to be fine but have a delayed reaction.

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    HBJ names 2018 Health Care Heroes as rising stars

    HOUSTON (May 18, 2018)

    Great doctors have to start somewhere, and the Houston Business Journal has identified Houston's health care scene's rising stars as part of our 2018 Health Care Heroes awards. Dr. Matthew Greives was honored.

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    Meet the Montgomery County medical power couple who has delivered thousands of babies

    HOUSTON (May 15, 2018)

    Dr. Eckhardt has delivered more than 5,000 babies since he started practicing medicine in the early 1990s and his wife has also assisted in bringing countless numbers of new lives into the world.

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    The Skin Infection All Parents Should Know About

    HOUSTON (January 26, 2018)

    Keno may never remember the week he spent in the hospital as an infant but his mother, Mimi, won’t forget. At just four months old, Keno spent five days at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital where doctors treated him for staphylococcal scalded skin syn...

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    The Gift of a Healthy Heart

    HOUSTON (December 5, 2017)

    Participating physicians and medical practices contribute 100 percent of their fees and services to HeartGift. In Houston, HeartGift works with doctors affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth). This year, Ilhan was HeartGift-Houst...

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    Grant-A-Starr Foundation presents Cure for Tomorrow Gala

    HOUSTON (November 16, 2017)

    One of the Grant-A-Starr Foundation's key fundraising events, the annual Cure for Tomorrow Gala is a special evening and dinner benefiting the advancement of diagnostic testing to save children’s lives.

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    Cy-Fair ISD, Memorial Hermann Cypress launch partnership to promote physical activity in elementary classrooms

    CYPRESS, TEXAS (November 15, 2017)

    Memorial Hermann Cypress launched a partnership with Cy-Fair ISD this fall sponsoring GoNoodle Plus, a collection of more than 300 three- to five-minute interactive videos that promote physical activity while reinforcing concepts being taught in classrooms.

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    Correa brightens kids' day at Houston hospital

    HOUSTON (November 14, 2017)

    Astros shortstop Carlos Correa  made a huge impact on a few dozen young patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital when he took some time to visit with them and take pictures and sign autographs.

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    How prescription vegetables are changing kids' lives

    HOUSTON (November 14, 2017)

    A program offered through Memorial Hermann is helping low-income families get access to fresh produce that they cannot afford.

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    Houston couple names baby girl after Astros MVP George Springer

    HOUSTON (November 2, 2017)

    When lifelong Houston Astros fan Dustin Harbert found out his wife was pregnant, he told her he wanted to name the baby after the MVP. When he found out the baby was going to be a girl, he stuck to the plan and named her Zoe Georgia.

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    Astros fan heading back to baseball after stroke

    KINGWOOD, TEXAS (October 31, 2017)

    “He’s already back to fishing. But his big hope is to go back to baseball, which we’re very very excited about," Dr. Shah said. Kingwood boy on a mission to get back to baseball after stroke.

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    The flu shot: The myths, the facts and why doctors recommend it

    HOUSTON (October 3, 2017)

    It's not unreasonable to have such questions when a stranger in a lab coat asks you to sign a waiver and then comes at you with a needle. And many of us have had experiences that warrant skepticism about the flu vaccine.

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    Texas mom drives into Hurricane Harvey to get son to hospital for brain surgery

    HOUSTON (September 8, 2017)

    While Houstonians were evacuating before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, San Antonio mom Lilliana Castro was doing quite the opposite. She hopped in the car with her four children and headed straight into the storm’s path.

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    New Zika Testing Recommendations for Pregnant Women: What You Need to Know

    HOUSTON (July 26, 2017)

    The Zika virus and the birth defects it could inflict have struck fear in pregnant women since the disease spread to the Americas two years ago.

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    Girl from Mongolia comes to Houston for heart procedure

    HOUSTON (July 6, 2017)

    Sarangoo Menjargal, 11, traveled all the way to Texas from Mongolia just to get proper treatment for the atrial septal defect she has.

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    Katy teen develops massive blood clot after long flight

    HOUSTON (May 22, 2017)

    A Katy teen survived a massive blood clot that developed after long flight from Asia. Annie Beirne share her story along with Dr. Stuart Harlin, a surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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    New recommendations for baby sleeping safety

    HOUSTON (April 17, 2017)

    She keeps the crib empty. No toys, no blankets, no bumpers, and that’s exactly how baby Jackson should sleep, says Dr. Rita Muthappa, the NICU Medical Director.

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    The many reasons behind the increase in twins

    HOUSTON (February 16, 2017)

    The CDC says the twin birth rate has been increasing for the last three decades. In the 1980s, one in 53 pregnancies resulted in twins. Now, the statistic is one in 30.

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    What new moms need to know about hair loss

    HOUSTON (February 14, 2017)

    As a parent, there are a lot of moments that make you panic, from the first fever, to the first fall. Babies make new parents worry. However, new moms in particular, experience hair loss for a completely different reason than worry. Dr. Pamela Berens, of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, expl...

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  • Read about Combating Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome

    Combating Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome

    HOUSTON (December 12, 2016)

    Dr. Anthony Johnson, Co-Director of The Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, shares a procedure and treatment that helps save a set of twins.

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    Doctors say flu mist doesn't work, more will have to endure "a little pinch" this year

    HOUSTON (September 21, 2016)

    Doctors across the nation are getting ready but the CDC advisory committee has recently made a big recommendation that will affect many of you who dread "the needle".

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  • Community Impact

    Health officials offer tips for childhood obesity awareness month

    HOUSTON (September 19, 2016)

    Childhood obesity awareness month takes place in September, shedding light on the fact that one-third of American children and teens are overweight or obese.

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    Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands Welcomes New Physician

    HOUSTON (August 30, 2016)

     Dr. Martinez sees patients ages newborn and up, providing focused care for a number of illness including diabetes and hypertension.

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    Community welcomes new Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics primary care center in Atascocita

    HOUSTON (August 10, 2016)

    Situated along West Lake Houston Parkway near the intersection of Will Clayton Parkway, the Memorial Hermann Medical Group Pediatrics primary care center will serve as a medical option for families needing pediatric medical care in the neighboring communities.

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    Memorial Hermann Medical Group opens pediatrics practice in Katy

    HOUSTON (May 11, 2016)

    Pediatrician’s Krystal Batchelor, D.O., Linda Dang, M.D., Lisa Ecroyd, M.D., Lauren Shepard, D.O., and Brooke Swearingen, M.D., are anchoring the Memorial Hermann Medical Group’s newest primary care location in Katy.

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    Despite medical progress, a baffling birth defect is on the rise

    HOUSTON (April 25, 2016)

    Federal and state health officials are warning about a steady and unexplained rise in the number of babies born with gastroschisis, a birth defect in which a length of intestines protrudes through an opening in the abdominal wall.

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    Champions of Change: Winning the Future Across America

    HOUSTON (September 14, 2015)

    Dr. Pacheco  was among a group of individuals recently honored by The White House as “Champions of Change” for her work to protect public health from carbon pollution.

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    Infant's rare aneurysm gives surgeons unusual challenge

    HOUSTON (August 20, 2015)

    A test revealed a large aneurysm, one that, Dannenbaum says, would have been difficult to operate on conventionally.

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    High local premature birth rates linked to obesity, care access

    HOUSTON (May 11, 2015)

    Dr. Blackwell discusses risk factors for preterm birth. Houston has one of highest rates of premature births in the nation, a problem experts say could reflect a lack of access to care and high levels of obesity.

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    Pediatrician Gina Viktorin Potts, MD, has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group Rosenberg

    HOUSTON (November 1, 2014)

    Dr. Potts graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and provides highly personalized care for newborns to age 18.

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    Microseismic, Inc. Gives Pediatric Patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital the Gift of Hearing This New Year

    HOUSTON (January 7, 2014)

    Thanks to a generous $50,000 gift, MicroSeismic, Inc. will help Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the department of Otorhinolaryngology at UTHealth Medical School provide hearing aids to a number of underprivileged pediatric patients in the greater Houston area this January and for m...

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    Brain surgery gives toddler with epilepsy new chance at life

    HOUSTON (September 24, 2013)

    Read about how Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen gave a toddler with epilepsy a new chance at life.

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    Memorial Hermann Clinic SL welcomes pediatric gastroenterologist

    HOUSTON (November 25, 2011)

    Pediatric gastroenterologist Kalpesh H. Thakkar, M.D., has joined Memorial Hermann Medical Group Multi-Specialty Clinic Sugar Land.

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  • Read about Drug therapy shows significant benefit in treating a leading cause of childhood blindness

    Drug therapy shows significant benefit in treating a leading cause of childhood blindness

    HOUSTON (February 17, 2011)

    A readily available, inexpensive drug therapy showed a significant benefit in treating premature infants with the worst and historically most difficult-to-treat cases of retinopathy of prematurity.

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