Preventing and Treating Texas’ Deadliest Cancer

Branden Hsu, M.D., Texas Oncology–Katy and Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City

By Branden Hsu, M.D., Texas Oncology–Katy and Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City In Fort Bend County, home to most Katy News readers, 217 residents will be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer this year, according to the Texas Cancer Registry. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Texas. For oncologists like me, this is especially troubling because most lung cancer is smoking-related and therefore, preventable. Indeed smoking is the largest preventable cause of death of cancer […]

lissa Aguirre and Kyle Hoedebecke, M.D., Present New Guide To Wellness

Readers will learn how to utilize chakra modality and holistic healing in ‘The Innate Design’ “The Innate Design: Implementing Self-Healing Techniques for the Modern Patient” (published by Balboa Press) is an interdisciplinary book between a yoga therapist and medical doctor who bridge allopathic and holistic medicine together utilizing the chakra map as a guide to wellness. “Dr. Kyle Hoedebecke and I derail the vacuous descriptions of the chakra centers in the body and demonstrate how […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages residents to stay aware of the Zika virus

Sarfraz Aly, M.D., internal medicine/infectious diseases specialist

SUGAR LAND—(October 1, 2016) – Physicians at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourage Fort Bend residents to remain mindful of the Zika virus throughout the fall months. “While there might be fewer headlines about Zika now, the virus is still very much a concern, especially for individuals who have traveled to the Caribbean or who have sexual partners who may be infected,” said Sarfraz Aly, M.D., an internal medicine/infectious diseases specialist at Houston Methodist Sugar […]

Former Skeptic Crafts Handbook To Help Define, Defend Christian Faith

Bert E. Park, M.D., announces release of ‘Defending Our Faith’ Written to define and defend the foundational beliefs of Christianity, “Defending Our Faith: The Christian’s Handbook” (published by WestBow Press) examines the three ways God reveals himself – through nature, by his Son and in the Word – to provide skeptics and believers alike a handbook that answers the major questions about Christianity. “As a former skeptic, I came to Christianity on the ‘offensive’ after […]

Peripheral Artery Disease – Are You at Risk?

Dr. Amir Kashani, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C. Katy Cardiology Associates

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), also known as claudication, poor circulation, vascular disease, or hardening of arteries, is a chronic, life-threatening circulatory condition. September is PAD Awareness Month, and we are using this opportunity to educate our friends and neighbors about this painful and sometimes deadly disease that affects 18 million Americans. What is PAD? PAD causes narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. Arterial blockages can restrict […]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates welcomes Rony Ninan, M.D.

Rony Ninan, M.D., Neurologist

SUGAR LAND – (July 5, 2016) — Houston Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates welcomes Rony Ninan, M.D., to the practice, effective July 11. Ninan joins the practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he served as assistant professor of neurology. He earned his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Ninan completed his internship at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. He then […]

Dr. Karl Vega joins Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine staff

  SUGAR LAND – (June 30, 2016) —Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land welcomes Karl Vega, M.D. to the group. Vega is fellowship trained in spinal surgery, specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. He is trained in a wide-range of surgeries designed to eliminate or reduce neck and back pain and help patients regain a high quality life, including cervical and lumbar fusion, microdiscectomy, cervical and lumbar decompression, disc arthroplasty and […]

Medical Errors, Hysteria, and Death

Gerard J Gianoli, M.D.

by Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. Medical errors are taken very seriously by the medical profession. It starts early in training at M&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Conference. During M&M, each complication and death is presented before the entire department of students, physicians in training, and professors. The cases are scrutinized and criticized to see what could have been done better. No one likes to see complications or deaths—especially not physicians. So how can medical errors have […]

Widow shares story of husband’s suicide, her journey

Maria Jasinskas, M.D., releases ‘The Widow’s Might’ HALIFAX, Mass. – The day after her husband’s suicide, author Maria Jasinskas, M.D., remembers thinking through her shock and tears, “God, please let something good somehow come from this.” Her husband had served selflessly in the military and as a law enforcement officer for 23 years. He was full of life and vigor one day and gone the next. Her plea to not let his blood be spilled […]

Physician attributes career in medicine to faith, trust in God, offers new concept for health care delivery

W. Richard Cashion Jr., M.D. announces release of debut book, ‘The Road From Troas’ SALADO, Texas – When author W. Richard Cashion Jr., M.D., was a boy, he had a dream of becoming a physician. With faith, he placed his dream in God’s hands and knew God would help him overcome his learning disability to achieve that goal. “The Road From Troas: A Legacy Letter Of Faith & Trust” (published by WestBow Press) chronicles Cashion’s […]