Does Your Teen Have High Blood Pressure? You Might Be Surprised.

Nearly 800,000 more teens in the United States should be reclassified as having hypertension, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. This can be alarming news for both parents and teens. Hypertension, the medical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke and heart [Continue Reading]

Veteran Scuba Diver Regains Ability to Walk After “the Bends”

For Katie Sorrentino, her Mother’s Day scuba dive started off as normal as the hundreds of dives she had completed over the last 35 years. The veteran, licensed diver was on vacation with her family in the Bahamas when she experienced symptoms of decompression sickness or “the bends.” Decompression sickness occurs when there is a [Continue Reading]

Helping Student Athletes Prepare For Hot Practices

Soon, area high school football players will be leaving their air-conditioned homes and heading back to the field in full pads. The afternoon Houston heat can be brutal, but athletes can make the transition easier by getting acclimatized beforehand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acclimatization is the beneficial physiological adaptations that [Continue Reading]

Starting Kindergarten After Spina Bifida: Caroline’s Story

Five-year-old Caroline is a fearless, social butterfly according to her mother, Claudia Miller. “She’s extremely talkative and friendly with other kids,” said Miller, who credits some of Caroline’s outgoing nature to spending time around other children during her physical therapy sessions. Caroline was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spine and [Continue Reading]

Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Achieves Lifelong Dream 23 Years Later

On May 18, 1995, 7-year-old John Hoover was crossing the street in New Waverly, TX, to play with a friend who lived nearby. At that same time, a car traveling 60 miles per hour came around a blind curve and struck the child. Hoover was flown by Memorial Hermann Life Flight® to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. [Continue Reading]

From Stroke Survivor to Avid Runner: Mary’s Story

“What do I need to do to get better?” was the recurring question Mary Gilder asked her doctors and therapists after a stroke in the summer of 2017 left her unable to walk or remember her name. Gilder’s determination, faith and courage propelled her through her journey toward healing. The Day of Her Stroke In [Continue Reading]