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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital upholds national Chest Pain Center Accreditation

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As the leader of heart care in Fort Bend County, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to uphold its Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This designation is reserved for hospitals across the country that demonstrate the highest level of expertise in treating heart attack patients. This accreditation demonstrates […]

Memorial Hermann SW wins Patriot Award

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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital employees Esther Batarseh and Vinoth Joseph were recently recognized with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)’s Patriot Award for their effort to support “Citizen Warriors” in the service of our country. The ESGR is a component of the United States Department of Defense. U.S. Army reservist Osvaldo Marcenaro, a […]

Sugar Land Fire Department has started ambulance service

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star On Jan. 1, the Sugar Land Fire Department (SLFD) launched the city’s first ever ambulance transport service. Since the program’s inception, it has helped numerous residents in the city and has paved the way for new technologies in ambulatory care and emergency medical dispatching services. Additionally, the new service […]

SuperSlow Zone® Personal Strength Training and Arthritis: What you need to know

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MYTH: If you, or someone you know has arthritis, “your instinct may be to protect your joints by limiting your movement, but … FACT: “Motion is lotion,” says Marvin Smith, DPT. He’s a physical therapist at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland OR. 1. Strength training is good for you if you have Arthritis. […]

Stafford raises possibility of Municipal Wi-Fi

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com A small percentage of cities in the world have municipal wireless networks, but Stafford could potentially join that rare group. “We’ll be talking about it, and I imagine that the recommendation of council would be to refer that to the IT Committee to see exactly what’s involved,” Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella […]

Golf Classic supporting all three county YMCAs

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On March 23, all three YMCAs in Fort Bend County will be working together to host the ninth Annual YMCA Golf Classic, sponsored by Fort Bend Toyota and Sterling McCall Lexus.  This year’s event will be held at Pecan Grove Country Club with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.  “We are excited to again be […]

Uthealth provides relief for nursing demand

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By Subhrata Barot For The Star As chronic illness, aging Baby Boomers and healthcare facilities continue to grow, the need for healthcare practitioners is at an all-time high. Although there is a shortage now of nurses across Texas and the nation, the demand is expected to increase 86 percent by 2020. But, standing out from […]

Local champions…

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The Spikes Baseball Club goes a perfect 3-0 and captures the 11/12 U, Houston Select Baseball Super Bowl Saturday Championship on January 31. The “new look” Spikes won their games 10-0, 12-5 and 16-5 to win their first title in 2015. The team consists of kids from Missouri City, Sugarland and Katy. Pictured(L-R) top row: […]

Memorial Hermann Southwest first in Houston to use new device to treat atrial fibrillation

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New technology could reduce recurrence of condition A team at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital recently performed the first procedure in Houston using the TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter, a device that could transform the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), a heart condition that affects more than 2.7 million people in the United States. Atrial […]

Officers, clergy work together to build county-wide chaplain program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When a citizen goes through a crisis, they know that First Responders will be available if called upon. So Clif Cummings, volunteer chaplain for the Sugar Land Police Deparment, posed the rhetorical question: “What happens when First Responders have a crisis, who do they call?” The answer is law enforcement chaplains […]

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