Why Do Some Vaccines Last a Lifetime?

By Alexandra Becker Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization to the first COVID-19 vaccine last December, the research, development and science behind vaccines has become a household topic like never before. But vaccines themselves date as far back as the late 1700s when a physician from Gloucestershire, England [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Four Things You Need to Know

By Alexandra Becker  Did you know that approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and that prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer affecting men in the U.S. today? Even more, prostate cancer does not typically present with symptoms, a fact that [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month: Timothy’s Story

By Alexandra Becker Victoria, TX resident Timothy Prickett first arrived at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in 2018 after experiencing extreme shortness of breath. Because of the severity of his condition, he was hospitalized and placed under the care of Dr. Soma Jyothula, MD, associate professor of pulmonary medicine with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Chad Waligura Guides Others into the Great Outdoors

By Alexandra Becker Chad Waligura grew up in the small town of El Campo, TX, where he spent his weekends and summers exploring the great outdoors on his grandparents’ farm. When he was 12 years old, his father took him duck hunting—a transformative experience that reinforced what would grow into a lifelong love of nature. [Continue Reading]

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by Honoring Patients, Staff

By Alexandra Becker In January 2019, Susan Slovak’s life as she knew it changed within days after she was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a condition in which a person’s immune system begins suddenly attacking their nerves, often leading to paralysis. Slovak’s case was both aggressive and severe. “Everything from the top of my head [Continue Reading]

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With Flu Season Approaching, Doctors Urge Families Everywhere to Get their Annual Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker As schools across Greater Houston have settled into a new year and hints of cooler breezes signal the start of fall, pediatricians and primary care physicians are bracing themselves for the beginning of flu season. This year, as hospitals continue to navigate the devastating effects of the last 18 months while treating [Continue Reading]

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