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Survivor of ‘widow maker’ heart attack shares story

By Natasha Barrett At 39 years old, Will had three marathons under his belt and was actively training for his fourth. Running long distance kept him healthy and, so he thought, would help him fight off heart disease, which ran in his family. “My father passed almost 23 years ago at age 51. I do [Continue Reading]

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Why I Chose to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

By: Kristin Malaer During pregnancy and afterwards, mothers are faced with making tough decisions. Each has its own set of challenges, as every pregnancy is unique, and this is certainly the case with being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a first-time mom, I was faced with decisions about how much to share, who to [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Gary Sheppard

By Alexandra Becker As early as the seventh grade, Dr. Gary Sheppard knew he wanted to become a physician. He’d always enjoyed science, and the idea of helping people at the same time appealed to him. There were no doctors in his family and no life-altering events that shaped this decision: he simply knew it [Continue Reading]

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Does COVID-19 Love the Cold? That’s Bad News for Houston this Week

By Alexandra Becker As Texans continue to brave the uncharacteristically cold weather this week, experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 cases as a result of the chilly temperatures. Dr. Linda Yancey, M.D., infectious disease specialist for Memorial Hermann Health System, warns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, seems to spread more easily [Continue Reading]

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