“Sharing What I’ve Learned from Surviving Two Strokes”

By Craig Williams In the past three years, I have survived two strokes. The experience changed me in many ways, but it also gave me a new calling in life: connecting with other stroke survivors and caregivers to offer hope during difficult times. One day in May 2015, I was sitting at my desk in [Continue Reading]

The Struggle is Real: Television Finales Can Trigger “End of Season Blues”

Have you ever found yourself reaching for a tub of ice cream after a series or season finale?  Feeling sad or depressed that your favorite program is coming to an end? (“Scandal”, anyone?) If so, you’re not alone. In the era of binge-watching and the growing popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, those [Continue Reading]

Using Augmented Reality to Improve Precision in Sinus Surgeries

Seeing is believing when it comes to the new augmented reality technology being used for the first time in the U.S. for sinus procedures at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Martin J. Citardi, MD, chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been a vigorous proponent [Continue Reading]

Traveling Halfway Around the World for Lifesaving Treatments in Houston

With some of the nation’s best hospitals, surgeons and rehabilitation facilities, Houstonians may take for granted the specialized medical care provided across the Bayou City and its surrounding communities. It’s a level of care that inspires people from all over the world to travel here. Haya, a native of Kuwait, is living testimony to that. “I [Continue Reading]

How An Oncologist Faced the Reality of his Own Cancer Diagnosis

For 40 years, Dr. Adan Rios, has cared for patients diagnosed with cancer during what is surely one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Dr. Rios however, never imagined his career specialty and personal life would collide. In August 2016, the cause of swelling in the left side of his neck proved to [Continue Reading]

ADHD Treatment in School Helps Children Make the Grade

Lisandro’s kindergarten teacher was the first to notice it. The 5-year-old was often too restless to absorb his lessons, his attention span was short and he was struggling to keep up with his classmates. He didn’t know his letters or his numbers – milestones that should be reached by his age – and he couldn’t [Continue Reading]