Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>
A Harris County deputy is in critical condition after an accident on Beltway 8, the North Sam Houston Parkway, Tuesday morning. Deputy Jason Denham was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann. He was in the vehicle with his canine partner, Sjors, who, after being checked by a vet, was determined to ... More >>
UPDATE: The victim has been identified by her boyfriend as Chelsea Norman. He tells us Norman clocked out of work at Whole Foods at 10:17 pm Dec. 1, and was likely hit between 10:20-10:35 pm, while riding home. She was found lying face up in the bike lane, with her bike 20-30 feet from her, in the ... More >>
"Imagine how many proposals are going to happen here," a friend said to me as we surveyed the crowd filling the freshly painted and carpeted dining room at Vallone's. "And how many anniversaries and promotion celebrations and birthday parties and first dates. That's what's so exciting about a new re ... More >>
For the first time in six years, open-wheel racing made its return to the Bayou City this past weekend, as the IZOD IndyCar Series hosted a two-race weekend at Reliant Park. The timing couldn't have come at a better time for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Race fans saw - or should I ... More >>
Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.
As Igancio Alaniz lay beneath his ancient white Buick, trying to get his car restarted one evening in January 2012, he heard a click as his car popped into gear. A split-second before more than 3,000 pounds of metal smashed over his chest, Alaniz realized he was about to be run over by his own car. ... More >>
For the past few years, a Houston-based team has quietly produced college-basketball talent for prestigious school like the universities of Arizona, Alabama and Oklahoma. The elite squad has traveled all over the country, owning the competition in tournaments in places like Philadelphia. And this ... More >>
A 60-year-old woman was killed by a drunk driver who also sent a four-year-old girl to the hospital Saturday night, police say. Mary Helen Aranda, 60, was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound in the block of 6700 Lyons about 8:10 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by the PT Cruiser being driven eastbo ... More >>
A Katy man was shot to death on a sidewalk on the far west side of town shortly before midnight Tuesday, Houston police say. Osasuyi Victor Uhunmwangho, 27, was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital after the 11:45 p.m. shooting in the 100 block of West Parkwest, at the Parkwest Townhomes co ... More >>
In what we hope will be the end to a week that felt pretty damn violent on all counts, Houston police are investigating the shooting of Jerry Gray Napper, 34, of Pasadena. Napper was shot multiple times inside his car at the Indigo Falls apartment complex at 9800 Ledge around 3 a.m. Friday morning. ... More >>
Trae Tha Truth Releases Statement on Wednesday's ABN Shooting HPD Releases ABN Shooting Report: Poppa C Was Target Reports: ABN's Dinky D, Poppa C Shot Dead Outside Strip Club: A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline Houston Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting that killed three pe ... More >>
Ashton Vincent Craven looks very surprised in his mugshot, and maybe it's because he has learned of what he's done. Craven, 38, was diving drunk when he ran a stop sign at Bataan and Rutland a little after 1 Saturday afternoon, cops say. His Taurus struck a Corolla driven by a woman who was five m ... More >>
Memorial Hermann now boasts the Michael Jordan of concussion expertise: Neuropsychologist Summer Ott, Psy.D, has been brought on board to head up the Sports Concussion Program at the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann. Along with her deep knowledge of head trauma caused during a ... More >>
Houston police say three teenagers were shot Sunday night at a southwest side apartment complex after the got into an altercation. The victims are Alvin Foley III, 18, of Houston, Jordan Sampson, 17, of Houston, and Prince Fair, 18, police said. Foley suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in crit ... More >>
Sylvia Casares, the chef and owner of Houston fave Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach Monday night by her boyfriend, our sister blog Eating Our Words reports. Casares was allegedly shot by Michael Warren, who is also her business partner. Warren is on the run and the Fort Bend Cou ... More >>
Deloyd Herman Wheatley III: Easy investigation.Is there anything more sexy than smartphone footage of a woman going to the bathroom? Before you answer "OF COURSE," put yourself in Deloyd Herman Wheatley III's shoes. Specifically, put yourself in his shoes at his job at Memorial Hermann in th ... More >>
A robbery attempt turned into murder on the northside last week, Houston police say, and a man was arrested yesterday and charged in the incident. Rosalio Pena, 48, was shot in his driveway in the 4300 block of Edison about 8 p.m. on September 28, HPD says, after neighbors heard him arguing with a ... More >>
Buses will take the place of railThanks, Metro: You've taken away the best option for getting to and from the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest. There's no light-rail service this weekend "to allow Texas Children's Hospital to continue construction on a pedestrian bridge over Fannin ... More >>
Daniel KramerJustin Landers, head athletic trainer at Katy High School, leads me to a secret stash of football equipment. The attic-like room, which is only accessible by one skinny wood ladder, is floor to ceiling and wall to wall with hundreds of helmets and shoulder pads. Landers combs th ... More >>
We said don't ask. In honor of the Fourth of July, we offer Health Department Roundup, a celebration of regulations and code enforcement, concepts as American as apple pie. Provided the pie in question was baked in a code-compliant kitchen. If not, you'll face the consequences. Drinking a sod ... More >>
Giffords heads to League City.U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has completed her stint at TIRR and will begin outpatient therapy, Memorial Hermann announced today. The Arizona rep, shot in the head five months ago, will live in the League City home of her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. ... More >>
TrafficHouston roads are never the safest places and there have been several recent traffic fatalities as proof. Tuesday night, around 10:50 p.m., the unidentified male victim, 20, ran a red light in his Ford Taurus in the 6700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road. A blac ... More >>
A meal from Vall Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain: consomme, vol-au-vent of shellfish with prawns and a filet with mushrooms and potatoes.That's the question posed by a Tumblr page called merely "Hospital Food," where patients are invited to submit photos of their hospital meals from acros ... More >>
Alcohol swabs trigger federal suitThe parents of a two-year-old Houston boy who died after coming into contact with contaminated antiseptic swabs are suing the manufacturer of the swabs, which have been subject to a recall. In a federal wrongful death suit filed Sunday against the Triad Grou ... More >>
Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey BarFirst things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>
Dead at two months oldHouston homicide police are investigating the death of a baby Wednesday afternoon on the far southwest side of town. DaLeon Williams, a boy, was found not breathing in his crib about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday while he was at home with his mother and other family members in the 11 ... More >>
Photo courtesy of SwamplotThe HISD Central Services building, a.k.a. the Taj MahalThe old HISD Central Services building on Richmond -- called the Taj Mahal by HISD employees, both for its massive size and the massive budget that went into building it -- was torn down in 2007. One of the few ... More >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBA lot of people will be converging on Hermann Park this weekend for various events, which means traffic could turn into one big hassle.The Parks & Rec department is urging as many people to take light-rail to the park as possible. (We're sure Metro's urging the same thing, to ... More >>
New contributor E. Ting likes eating, but for professional reasons prefers to remain anonymous. Yes, public health violations happen at hospitals, too. Here's the rundown for this month: St. Joseph Medical Center (1919 LaBranch), "conveniently located on the edge of Houston's revitalized downtown ... More >>
There's been a battle brewing for some time between the doctor-supported Town & Country Hospital and mega-health-care firm Memorial Hermann; the smaller hospital says the bigger one out of business.They claim Memorial put pressure on insurers not to do business with competitors. "At the same tim ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting that Memorial Hermann is dropping the "Roger Clemens" from the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine at Memorial Hermann facility.The "Memorial Hermann" part will stay, apparently, unless there's a steroid scandal.MH spokeswoman Ann Brimberry refused to say wh ... More >>
More than 90 percent of Texas parolees walk away without paying off what the state ordered them to.
The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>
The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?
Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.
Hiding info? Blame the temp
Critics say contamination from the tie plant caused severe problems for these babies
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>
Rod Paige is still milking the Bush connection
There'll be no waivers for patients in this experimental blood-substitute program
Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients
Plus: Rebuttal Witness, Doctoring the Ratings, Breeding Greed?
Shani and Chad Walter lost one of their twin baby boys. Thanks to Houston Medical, thousands of Americans got to witness their pain.
After their hospital's merger with Memorial, Hermann employees are asked prying questions