The Methodist Hospital System

The Methodist Hospital is a hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Established in 1919 as an outreach ministry of The United Methodist Church, Methodist is one of the most comprehensive teaching hospitals in the United States, with leading specialists in every field of medicine. The hospital has consistently ranked as "One of America's Best Hospitals" according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital has earned worldwide recognition in multiple specialties including cardiovascular surgery, cancer and epilepsy treatment and organ transplatation. Primarily affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the hospital directs millions of dollars into research and advances in patient care. Methodist offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. The Methodist Hospital system was named one of "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2006 and ranked ninth in the "Top 10 Companies to Work For" in 2007 and ranked eighth in 2008 according to Fortune Magazine. It now ranks seventeenth in Fortune Magazine.

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Brain tumor removal through a hole smaller than a dime

More than two decades ago, Ryan Vincent had open brain surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, resulting in a lengthy hospital stay and weeks of recovery at home. Recently, neurosurgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital removed ...

Nov 04, 2013
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Acid reflux drug may cause heart disease

(Medical Xpress)—Drugs that help millions of people cope with acid reflux may also cause cardiovascular disease, report scientists from Houston Methodist Hospital and two other institutions in an upcoming ...

Jul 11, 2013
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MRI saves heart muscle

Researchers using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) discovered that thinned non-contracting heart muscle caused by a heart attack can potentially improve in function and be reversed after cardiac bypass surgery. This ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Eating clean by going green this spring

The energetic and radiant hue of emerald green has been declared the spring color of 2013. While green shirts, pants and jackets will be seen everywhere this season, so should green food on your plate.

Mar 05, 2013
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Toasting your health: Take care with alcohol consumption

(Medical Xpress)—The holidays are a time to consume—food, gifts, and spirits. Here are a few alcohol-related story ideas from The Methodist Hospital. Because alcohol's effects on human physiology are complex, advice about ...

Dec 20, 2012
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5 tips to stay safe during the marathon

(Medical Xpress)—On the morning January 13th, 2013, 25,000 people will meet at the George R Brown convention center for the biggest one day sporting event in Houston.  Many of you will be running 26.2 ...

Dec 20, 2012
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A simpler way to predict heart failure

(Medical Xpress)—The most widely used models for predicting heart failure rely on a complex combination of lifestyle, demographic, and cardiovascular risk factor information.

Nov 08, 2012
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Tumor-causing cells are squishier, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—A new tool developed by scientists at The Methodist Hospital separates tumor-causing cancer cells from more benign cells by subjecting the cells to a microscopic game of Plinko—except only the squishiest ...

Nov 05, 2012
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