“We went from having no hope that our baby would survive to having her with us today.”

In January 2016, after three years of trying, Courtney and Robert were overjoyed when finding out they were pregnant with their second child – a baby girl. At a routine visit, Courtney’s obstetrician said her ultrasound scan results suggested the baby’s stomach was in the wrong place – an indication of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Their [Continue Reading]

Back on the Bike After a Complex Hip Fracture

What started as a challenge from friends to participate in the 2002 BP MS150 would turn into a passion for cycling sustained for more than 15 years, covering 100,000 miles, and raising money for charity along the way. But Carl Old’s passion for cycling came to a crashing halt in July  2017. “It happened so [Continue Reading]

Has the Flu Hit Your Household? Here’s How to Stop It from Spreading

In recent weeks, the number of reported influenza cases has increased in Texas, and doctor’s offices and hospitals in the Greater Houston area have also seen an increase in diagnosed cases. With flu activity on the rise, there’s an even greater likelihood that illnesses could spread within households. What can you do to help protect [Continue Reading]

From Trauma Patient to Trauma Nurse in Houston’s Newest Level II Trauma Center: Aletha’s Story

A trauma center can be an emotionally difficult environment for nurses tasked with treating patients who are hurt and distressed, struggling to recover from a tragedy they never saw coming. For Aletha Savage, RN in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, the experience is a bit more [Continue Reading]

This Year’s Marathon Will be Cold. Here’s How to Prepare.

Finding motivation to go outside and exercise isn’t easy, and Houston’s recent bout of cold weather has the motivation coming in smaller doses. However, those prepping for this weekend’s marathon are still finishing up training and the cold weather won’t hold them back. So far in January, Houston temperatures have been lower than average and [Continue Reading]

Starting the New Year with a New Smile

“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear”- Marilyn Monroe. After a tough battle against throat cancer, Linda Morrow’s “makeup” was in danger. Her dentist told her that her teeth had been damaged by the radiation treatments, a common but unfortunate side effect. “My teeth were in such bad shape, they were in [Continue Reading]