“My name is Gwen Stevens and I am an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Because of Two Saving Graces.”

For National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve asked Gwen Stevens to share her story.  You’ll see that her journey to diagnosis was very similar to others, however, she uncovered two saving graces that she says changed her outcome.  This is her story. While my cancer journey began in June 2015, I’m going to back up [Continue Reading]

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Increased Confidence and Fewer Treatments

If Mike Spillane had to choose one word to describe his prostate cancer journey, it would be confident. “I can honestly say that throughout my cancer journey, from diagnoses to treatment, every doctor I spoke to instilled confidence in me that I would be able to beat this,” remembers Spillane. Like the 160,000 men the [Continue Reading]

Living Free of AFib: Like Father, Like Daughter

  Kathryn Roudebush says the only positive thing to come out of her father dealing with a decade of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (AFib) was that she was familiar with the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure when she developed  the same heart condition earlier this year. Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can [Continue Reading]

Something New Takes Flight at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

  Just days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, a group of excited Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center employees looked to the sky on the John S. Dunn Helistop as a blur of green zoomed through the air. The iconic red Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopters take off [Continue Reading]

Our Harvey Heroes: Caring for Our Patients Through the Storm and Beyond

It was before daybreak on Sunday when Josh Mascorro rose from bed and grabbed the suitcase he’d stuffed with clothes the day before. Forecasters had been predicting that Tropical Storm Harvey would deliver torrential downpours and widespread flooding that would bring life in the Greater Houston area to a standstill. But when Mascorro left his [Continue Reading]

Navigating the Stages of Grief Following Hurricane Harvey

In the days and weeks following a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it is common for emotions to run high as many experience anxiety and grief over personal and widespread loss. However, acknowledging these feelings is often put on the backburner while individuals address immediate needs, such as cleaning out flooded homes, returning to work [Continue Reading]