Follow-Up Friday: Teenager Abigail Now Thriving a Year After Heart Surgery

The possibility Abigail Franklin could lead an active, healthy lifestyle absent of heart transplant before she turned 30 years old was at one time inconceivable to her family. And when John and Eve Franklin’s middle child began experiencing the early stages of heart failure at age 15, it seemed altogether impossible. But a life-saving surgery [Continue Reading]

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5 Important Reminders This Holiday Season

There is a lot on everyone’s minds during the holidays and safety should be at the top of the list. Here are some important and safe reminders this holiday season. Check your airbag’s status as part of your travel plans. The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the Takata [Continue Reading]

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Teen, ejected from a vehicle, is thankful for a second chance at life

By Jade Waddy An act of heroism sent 17-year-old Lacy Johnson down a path that would change her outlook on life. While on summer break from high school, Johnson was ejected from a vehicle she was a passenger in, after it lost control. “I took off my seatbelt to help the driver try to regain [Continue Reading]

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‘Tis the Season for Child Safety

By Evan Koch Child safety is what pediatric emergency physicians want at the top of everyone’s shopping lists this holiday season. “This is a time of year where it’s really easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season and overlook potential safety hazards of toys as kids have more access to new [Continue Reading]

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Teen Athlete Born with Spina Bifida Represents Team USA in Wheelchair Racing

By Jade Waddy When you see Jacob Allen, 18, racing around the track you would never know he’s only been competing for three years. The Ukraine-born athlete was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. But that hasn’t stopped Allen from displaying tremendous athleticism [Continue Reading]

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Astros’ Smallest Fans Show Their Support with the Help of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Alyson Ward Some people are just born to be Houston Astros fans. That includes the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who all got tiny Astros T-shirts this month to celebrate the team’s run to the World Series. When Houston’s home team advanced to the American League [Continue Reading]

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