Current News from Methodist Hospital for Surgery
August signals the start of the school year and fall sports season for many students. In recognition, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has focused its annual Neurosurgery Outreach Month on injury prevention in football and cheerleading. In recent years, potentially devastating head and spinal cord injuries have been associated with these all-American sports.
Getting your children ready for a new school year can be stressful. From stocking up on school supplies to finding the perfect back-to-school wardrobe leaves most parents wishing summer would never end. However, while school supplies and clothes are important, none of those things matter if your child is not able to learn in a healthy environment.Read More
With summertime upon us, many Americans are seeking relief from the heat by taking to the water and diving into the nearest pool or other natural offerings, like lakes, oceans or rivers. For this reason, a common summertime malady is swimmer’s ear, which is an infection of the outer ear canal that can cause pain and discomfort for swimmers of all ages.Read More
Anyone who has ever suffered through a backache understands the importance of a healthy spine and back to overall quality of life. Because your spine is made up of numerous nerves, muscles, and ligaments that serve as connections to areas throughout your body, keeping your back in top condition is one of the best things you can do for your general health.Read More
Each year the week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized as Men’s Health Week to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The week also gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals the opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.Read More
Each May, the Arthritis Foundation hosts their nationwide Arthritis Walk that supports public awareness and raises funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. This walk gives participants the opportunity to help improve the lives of the 46 million men, women, and children with arthritis. Since May is also Arthritis Awareness Month, the timing of the walk is of particular significance.Read More
Each May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) observes National Osteoporosis Month in order to bring awareness and education about importance of maintaining bone health. This year NOF introduced their Generations of Strength Campaign to encourage men and women to start conversations about bone health and family history as the first steps to protecting themselves and future generations from osteoporosis.Read More
The reasons for maintaining a healthy weight are well-known. From reducing your risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes to keeping your cholesterol in check, an ideal body weight can reap numerous health benefits. Perhaps one benefit that is most overlooked is that a healthy weight also protects your joints against injury and diseases such as arthritis.Read More
Each April, Foot Health Awareness Month is observed by the American Podiatric Medical Association to bring awareness to the importance of foot and ankle health to overall health and well-being. Most Americans spend a large portion of their day on their feet but probably never pay much attention to those feet until pain or discomfort sets in.Read More
The modern imaging techniques provided at Methodist Hospital for Surgery (MHFS) offer highly personalized, non-invasive care that can be tailored to each patient’s size, weight, age, and other unique factors. Overseeing the Imaging Services department at MHFS is Bobby Himel. With over 20 years of experience in the field of imaging, Himel brings a level of experience and professionalism to his work each day that ensures patients receive the highest level of care.
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is an organization pursuing the mission of improving the safety and care provided to health care patients. This not-for-profit group works to define and develop groundbreaking programs designed to further their patient safety mission. The NPSF defines patient safety as, “The prevention of health care errors, and the elimination or mitigation of patient injury caused by health care errors.”Read More