Health

Oakbend Medical Center Emergency Room Nurse Receives Pediatric Emergency Certification    

Richmond, Tx– William (Bill) Hamlyn, one of OakBend Medical Center’s ER nurses, has received an advanced certification as a pediatric emergency nurse. Currently, only slightly more than 4,400 nurses that hold the CPEN certification. To qualify to take the certification exam, the nurse much hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States and must have practiced at least 1,000 hours in pediatric emergency nursing as an RN in the past 24 months. […]

Empowerment through Grandparents

Lucille North volunteers as a Foster Grandparent at Advance Head Start in Houston.

Houston, TX – 66 year old Lucille North spends six hours a day at the Advance Head Start Program most every day of the school week not because she is paid to but because she believes in the power of Grandparents and the mentoring they provide. “I have always loved children. I was the oldest of 8 children,” said Lucille North. “They just gravitate toward me. I love working with and teaching them knowing that […]

Oakbend Medical Group Offers Cardiology Services And Obstetrics/Gynocology Services In Wharton    

Dr. Durrani

Richmond, Tx– OakBend Medical Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Long Cao, Cardiologist and Dr. Sadia Durrani, OB/GYN will now have office hours in Wharton, Texas. Dr. Cao was born in Vietnam and raised in Houston.  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease in addition to echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular interpretation. He graduated magna cum laude at Baylor University and is a medical graduate of the University of Texas.  Cao […]

National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths   

Dr. Salil Deshpande, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for Texas families to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and about how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While preterm births represent a small percentage of […]

“Touch, Smell and Hear” Event Brings the Holidays to Children with Physical and Mental Challenges  

HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 15, 2017)—More than 400 children with various physical and mental challenges will experience the joys of the holiday season when they attend the 44th annual “Touch, Smell and Hear” event 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science (The Health Museum). The annual event, hosted by the Harris County Medical Society Alliance, will include two 12-foot Christmas trees donated by Thompson Nursery in Magnolia, […]

Free Family Health Fair in Katy This Weekend

What:2nd Annual Salud Familiar Health Fair Where: Iglesia Faro de Luz, 4900 Greenhouse Rd, Katy, TX 77449 When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why: o   Free health screenings to test glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision health o   Free flu and tetanus shots o   Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan will provide information on health insurance during the ongoing open enrollment period which ends on Dec. 15

Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its Partner Agencies to Celebrate National Adoption Day, November 17

 The Honorable Judge Ron Pope and The Honorable Judge Brenda Mullinex and The Honorable Judge David Perwin Kick Off National Adoption Day to Help Finalize More Than 4,000 Adoptions Nationwide This Friday the Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts are joining forces with courts across the country opening their doors on National Adoption Day to finalize adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. Here in Fort […]

The Importance of Using Booster Seats  

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all.  In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child.  And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash.  Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of […]

Assessing Support Systems for COPD Awareness Month

Enlisting friends and family can make a huge difference for the 11.4 million Americans living with COPD HOUSTON, DALLAS (Nov. 16, 2017) – More than 11 million Americans, including 1,032,700 Texans  live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the numbers affected by this serious, chronic lung disease are far more reaching. A diagnosis of COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, comes with many physical and emotional challenges that can affect the whole family and […]

Quality of care for older Texas patients with colon cancer on the rise, still room for improvement

HOUSTON ― Research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centerfinds adherence to surgical treatment guidelines has improved significantly among older Texas patients with colon cancer since 2001, while adherence to chemotherapy guidelines has remained largely unchanged. The study, published today in Cancer, identifies factors influencing adherence rates, including socioeconomic status and access to skilled physicians. The researchers also report significant survival benefits associated with adherence to treatment recommendations, highlighting the importance of informed discussions between […]