Riding Again After a Terrible Rodeo Injury: Tara’s Story

  Tara Fox has always had an affinity for animals. She grew up around horses and during her senior year of high school, she began participating in barrel racing in competitions throughout Southeast Houston and across Texas. “I loved riding and my horse, Cross, was like my child,” Tara said. In the summer of 2015, [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Milton’s Not Letting A Heart Attack Hold Him Back

Flying planes. Bungee jumping. Riding motorcycles. They’re just a part of the adventurous lifestyle Milton Santos has always led.  Then in July 2017, a severe heart attack  threatened to put an end to all of it. “I was cleaning the pool and started feeling strange; it was something I’d never felt before.  I told my [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

A Twisted Ankle and Kidney Stones Strengthen a Long-time Friendship

Linda Powers and Rich Ruckel have known each other since grade school. While they’ve experienced a lot as friends and neighbors, they never realized that would include two trips to the Emergency Center over just a few days. “I fell while cooking out with friends. I thought I’d just twisted my ankle, so I put [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

From Trauma Patient to Trauma Nurse in Houston’s Newest Level II Trauma Center: Aletha’s Story

A trauma center can be an emotionally difficult environment for nurses tasked with treating patients who are hurt and distressed, struggling to recover from a tragedy they never saw coming. For Aletha Savage, RN in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, the experience is a bit more [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Toys that Make Physicians Nervous

The countdown is on to find those remaining items on your loved ones’ wish lists. However, as you shop for children, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System also hope you will keep safety in mind. Here are the top five types of toys that make physicians nervous. Battery-powered toys The biggest risk from battery-operated [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Doing His Part to Keep Our Life Flight Heroes in the Sky

Monse Ramos feels a great deal of pride every time he sees a Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopter flying across the Houston skies. “Sometimes I’ll tell my grandkids or my kids, ‘do you see that helicopter flying up there? I had my hands on that one just yesterday.’” Ramos is part of the maintenance team [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma