Archive for November 2017

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

What and where is the pancreas? Most people don’t know what the pancreas does or where it is located in our body. The pancreas has two main functions — produce enzymes that help with digestion and blood sugar regulation. The pancreas is important because it makes insulin and other hormones that help the body absorb…

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DAISY Award Recipient — PACU Nurse Leo Flores

Congratulations to our post-anesthesia nurse, Leo Flores, on receiving The DAISY Award! What is The DAISY Award? This award was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of complications of the auto-immune disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). While Patrick was in the hospital, his family was…

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Movember is Here. So, Let It Grow!

Since its inception in 2003 in Australia, “Movember” has grown into a global movement with the goal of raising awareness on men’s health issues by encouraging men to grow a mustache for the entire month of November. It is important to bring awareness to men’s health issues because it affects all the men in our lives —…

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Houston Veterans Day Celebration

Houston will be honoring the many brave men, women and their families at the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration” on November 11. There are approximately 300,000 veterans living in the Houston area and our city is proud to pay tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve in…

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