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Follow-up Friday: Twins Born Two Weeks Apart are Thriving

By Lindsey Klingensmith   On January 17, 2017, Amara Woolridge was born at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center at 24 weeks and four days gestation. Her twin brother, Arthur, stayed in utero and was born two weeks later, on January 31, 2017, at 26 weeks and four days gestation. Shortly after their birth, the twins’ mother blogged [Continue Reading]

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Fixing Abigail’s Heart Creates a New Future for College Station Teen

By Evan Koch In less than 24 hours, Abigail Franklin’s life would change forever. “I’m going to be able to do everything I couldn’t do before,” she said standing in the Hermann Atrium, two floors below the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center operating room where she would soon undergo major surgery. Eve and John Franklin stood [Continue Reading]

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What’s Going Around? Pediatrician Shares Top Three Illnesses Affecting Kids This Season

By Rhiannon Collette Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday cheer isn’t the only thing spreading right now. ‘Tis the season for colds and germs. As runny noses and coughs begin to make their rounds in schools and daycares, Dr. Claire McGhee, a pediatrician with Blue Fish Pediatrics, in [Continue Reading]

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When Spooky Symptoms Strike, ‘Witch’ Facility Should You Choose?

By Lindsey Klingensmith When you are in the throes of an eerie illness or ghoulish injury, it can be difficult to decide where to go for care, especially when your regular doctor’s office is closed. Choosing the right venue might seem scary, but don’t fear. We’ll take the dread out of the tough question – when [Continue Reading]

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From the NICU to the Swimming Pool: Preemie Heart Surgery Patient Making a Big Splash

By Evan Koch Alexandra “Alex” Merhan’s trip to the pool in mid-August was a milestone event for many reasons. After more than a year of swim lessons, the 3-year-old was skilled and confident enough to join her instructor in the water for the first time without either of her parents by her side. But the [Continue Reading]

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