“When Should I Worry About My Child’s Cough?”

A child with a persistent cough can leave you awake all night with worry, but when should the hacking and wheezing become a true cause for concern? “Coughing is a common ailment among children, with some coughs lingering for weeks before they finally disappear,” said Dr. Sridevi Muppidi, a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Convenient Care [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Week of Thanks: Thankful for the Specialized Care that Saved Both of My Twins.

“When I found out I was having twins, I was shocked. I remember crying and laughing at the doctor’s office, not yet sure how to feel about the huge news we had just been told. Now I know it was the biggest blessing we have ever received,” recalls Anna Havard as she reflects back on [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Follow-Up Friday: Pregnant with Breast Cancer

On Follow-Up Friday, we revisit one of our memorable patient stories previously featured on Memorial Hermann’s EverydayWell Blog and share an update on their road to recovery. In August 2015, Marcela Rodriguez noticed a lump on her breast when she was 19 weeks pregnant with her third child. This led to a breast cancer diagnosis [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

This 12-Year-Old Boy Had a Stroke. Here’s Why…

“Mom, what does a migraine feel like?” That was the question 12-year-old Luc Wehby asked his mother, Jacquie Wehby, last May after a long day at school. Jacquie told Luc that their family didn’t have a history of migraines, but she did explain the basic symptoms and gave Luc an ibuprofen before bed. The next [Continue Reading]

Derek Kelsheimer

After Years of Excessive Sweating, Teen Starts High School with Confidence and a Handshake

When 14-year-old Alex Malgarejo first met Dr. Matthew Harting, he didn’t greet him with a handshake. Instead, he sat through the consultation, constantly rubbing his hands on the tops of his thighs – a technique he used often. Malgarejo was suffering from a condition called hyperhidrosis, which caused persistent, excessive sweating in his palms. The [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Something New Takes Flight at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

  Just days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, a group of excited Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center employees looked to the sky on the John S. Dunn Helistop as a blur of green zoomed through the air. The iconic red Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopters take off [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma