“A Second Chance At Life” UTHealth Surgeons at Memorial Hermann are First in Texas to Perform Double Lung Transplant on Patient Whose Lungs Were Damaged by COVID-19

by: George Kovacik Francisco Medellin is a retired construction worker who was going about living his life, enjoying his nine children and 32 grandchildren and taking care of his wife. Back in June, however, life threw him a curve ball. The 70-year old began experiencing breathing problems. He went to his primary care doctor and [Continue Reading]


“You Are All Warriors” – COVID-19 Survivor Believes Doctor’s Attitude Helped Pull Him Through

By George Kovacik One day in late June, Danny Davis felt like he had the flu. He had the chills, a mild fever and felt very tired. His doctor prescribed some antibiotics and he began to feel much better. However, a couple of nights later, he woke up and was having trouble breathing. It got [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Victoria Duran’s experience as a patient on Memorial Hermann Life Flight led her to pursue a career in emergency medical services

By Jade Waddy Victoria Duran’s excitement for meeting the men and women who played a role in saving her life could be seen on her bright smile. A terrifying Easter Sunday On Easter Sunday 2012, Duran and her family were involved in a serious motor vehicle collision in Baytown, 26 miles south of Houston. The [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

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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Man struck by lightning reunited with Memorial Hermann Life Flight crew, EMS personnel who helped save his life

By Jade Waddy Thursday, Oct. 3 was a normal day for Alex Coreas. He went to work, came home and went on an evening walk with his three dogs at nearby park. As a fast-moving storm was passing over the park, Coreas quickly began to make his way to his truck when the unthinkable happened: [Continue Reading]


Jeannie Wood returns to her love of painting after surviving an unthinkable attack

By Jade Waddy Jeannie Wood vividly remembers the moment she was attacked by two family pit bulls she had previously interacted with. “I was at my son’s house picking up my granddaughter and I remember the dogs were really agitated and I thought they were going to fight each other,” Wood said. “I called my [Continue Reading]