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NASSAU BAY— (March 22, 2017) — Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is set to embark on the next stage in the redevelopment of Nassau Bay Shopping Village, located adjacent to the hospital campus in the 18000 block of Upper Bay Road.

The hospital, which purchased the 8-acre property in late 2015, has already invested in mold remediation and installation of air conditioning in the second-floor office/storage space portion of the center. In April, the hospital will repave the parking lot and add improved parking lot lighting, and begin demolition of the unused portion of the center to make way for new parking capacity for hospital staff.

Your back helps to power almost everything you do, providing support and strength for most of your movements. Given these heavy demands, it's no wonder the back is prone to injury and strain. In fact, four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetimes.

"Back pain can affect anyone regardless of age, but it is true that the older you get, the higher your risk of injury or strain," said Eric Santos, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Spine Program. "Back ailments can stem from a variety of sources, including heavy lifting, improper sports or exercise techniques, sitting hunched over a desk or being overweight."

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, two staff physicians, and the hospital surgical team are featured in TLC’s second season of “Skin Tight,” a reality television show that focuses on patients who undergo skin reduction surgery following dramatic weight loss.

The second season of “Skin Tight” begins at 9 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 1 on TLC, immediately following the hit series “My 600-lb Life.” Click here https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/skin-tight/videos/this-season-on-skin-tight-2 to watch the preview.

Board-certified plastic surgeons Mark Barlow, M.D., and John LoMonaco, M.D., participated in the upcoming second season, which includes 10 patients undergoing skin reduction surgery at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital. The show depicts these patients’ dramatic journey from weight loss to skin reduction surgery, a final step for them to leave their former lives behind.