Follow-Up Friday: After surviving a gunshot wound and cancer, Jamie is motivated to continue beating the odds

By Jade Waddy Hello, my name is Jamie Richards. I’ll be 21 in October and I’ve survived death a few times. At 19, I was shot and left for dead. I was shot at my college apartment off campus in Stephenville, Texas, on December 10, 2017, by a complete stranger who went to the wrong [Continue Reading]

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Battling Breast Cancer with a Newborn

By Drew Munhausen Selvy Azer’s path to pregnancy was not an easy one. Azer, 33, and her husband of 12 years had been trying to have a baby for a while, finally succeeding after their third cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF).  As Azer approached the end of her pregnancy, her excitement was halted when [Continue Reading]

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Battling and Overcoming Sarcoma During Her Senior Year, Grace Graduates as Valedictorian

By Drew Munhausen Grace Mosby had been a dancer all of her life. An overall top student in her class at Stratford High School, Mosby was also an officer on the school’s drill team. It’s common for dancers to experience soreness from time to time, so Mosby powered through the pain she began to feel [Continue Reading]

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Grandfather Will Attend Granddaughter’s Wedding Cancer-Free Thanks to Efficient Treatment

By Drew Munhausen Rick Brown can’t wait to see his granddaughter walk down the aisle at her wedding. “If it wasn’t for my doctors at Memorial Hermann, I might not be able to see it,” Brown said. In March, Brown’s family medicine doctor at Memorial Hermann Medical Group League City Primary Care, Chris Simpson, MD, [Continue Reading]

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13 Years Prostate Cancer Free: The Importance of Annual Screenings

By Drew Munhausen In the early 2000s, Jose Melgar was encouraged by his employer to get a yearly blood test to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood, a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate. Elevated levels of PSA could indicate prostate [Continue Reading]

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June is Men’s Health Month: These Common Conditions Affect Many Men

By Evan Koch June is Men’s Health Month and knowing the top health issues for men could save your life or the life of someone you love. That’s why it’s important to understand the common health conditions and concerns that affect men – from low testosterone, prostate health and heart disease, to colorectal cancer, joint [Continue Reading]

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