Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital discusses COVID-19 in virtual town hall

During a virtual community town hall presented from Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 10, the hospital’s CEO and two of its physicians discussed the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chris Siebenaler, regional senior vice president and CEO; Dr. Sarfraz Aly, infectious diseases physician; and Kabir Rezvankhoo, critical care and emergency medicine physician, each offered insight into how the pandemic has played out across the nation, Texas, Fort Bend County and Houston Methodist hospitals.

Siebenaler said he had worked closely with Aly and Rezvankhoo to manage the pandemic’s impact at the hospital and keep the community healthy. He said Texas has experienced high case volumes, but the death rates have been less than expected. Nationally, he said of around 330 million people in the United States, there have been around 189,000 deaths from COVID-19.

“I highlight that because while there are things that we’re doing, washing our hands, potentially wearing a

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Fitness events happening in Houston: CASA Superhero Run and Fusion Belly Dance

Tai Chi

An internal Chinese martial art that focuses on slow, graceful movements and relaxed, meditative breathing. Open to all ages and levels. Participants must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 9 a.m. Sept. 24; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside; levyparkhouston.org. This program will also debut on Levy Park’s Facebook page and will be available for 24 hours.

Mommy & Me Fitness in the Plaza

Join Inspired Fitness with your children for a free 60 minutes of strength training and conditioning using medicine balls, weights, resistance tubes and bands in the Plaza. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25; Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land; sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Virtual CASA Superhero Run

Costumed crusaders will use their superpowers and feet in support of children in the foster care system in Montgomery County. This year’s race features an eight-week virtual event

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Houston Hospitalizations Decline; NYC Checkpoints: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — New York City will set checkpoints at key entry points to make sure travelers from 35 states or territories with high Covid transmission rates fill out forms to enforce state quarantine rules. Houston hospitalizations fell to a five-week low while Florida’s case count topped 500,000.

Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination from Delaware rather than risk traveling to Milwaukee. Chicago public schools, the country’s third largest school district, will have remote learning when classes resume next month as cases spike.

Johnson & Johnson will supply 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. The U.K. agreed to invest $18 million in a Scottish vaccine-manufacturing plant, while Moderna Inc. said it has received $400 million of deposits for its potential Covid-19 shot. The global death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 700,000.

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Invisalign Houston TX | One Of The Best Invisalign Dentist Near Me

Invisalign braces are basically clear and invisible aligners that use transparent trays to push your teeth towards their desired position gradually. Invisalign treatment serves several purposes — getting straighter teeth, correcting misalignment and overcrowding, and even correcting bile misalignment.

Invisalign braces have to be regularly changed after every 2 weeks so that the new set of braces can continue applying pressure on the newly moved teeth. These braces apply gradual pressure on your teeth over an extended period to correct their position. In some cases, your teeth may have to first be polished to ensure the joint-teeth movement.

Proper alignment or straightening of the teeth is important for several reasons that go beyond the aesthetics as well. Misaligned teeth lead to immense grinding, which can lead to migraines and also cause bruxism. This can damage your teeth immensely and also lead to pain and discomfort.

Invisalign can also be manually

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Houston ICUs Surpass 100% Capacity As Texas Medical Center Makes Beds Available

Intensive care units in one of the world’s largest medical centers are operating at 102% capacity as coronavirus cases surge in Texas, according to a report Wednesday from Texas Medical Center in Houston.

An estimated 36% of the center’s 1,330 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients. The sprawling medical campus reported that there were 480 current patients with the virus in total.

As the medical center reached capacity, it enacted Phase 2 of a plan to address the surge by making 373 more beds available by reallocating hospital staff and equipment to ICUs in order to take in more patients, the Houston Chronicle reported.

This is the first time that the Houston medical center’s intensive care units have surpassed their capacity since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. The Texas Medical Center campus contains most of Houston’s hospitals, including Baylor College of Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann

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