Planting the Seeds of Good Health

Dr. Laura Armstrong’s Vegetable Garden is Building a Healthier Community By Alyson Ward Dr. Laura Armstrong loves to plant a seed and watch it thrive. She knows how to foster a fledgling carrot crop or tend a vine until it’s teeming with tomatoes. She puts those same skills to use in her daily work, as [Continue Reading]

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How to Avoid the Flu this Fall

By Alyson Ward Every fall, patients start filling physicians’ offices with the classic symptoms of flu – fever and muscle aches, cough and congestion, sore throat and deep fatigue.  And this year, flu season – which started Oct. 1 – may be especially harsh, says Dr. Monica Kalra, a family medicine physician who sees patients [Continue Reading]

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Halloween’s True Terror: Unwanted Candy Calories

By Drew Munhausen With Halloween only a day away, there’s a good chance you’ve already purchased Halloween candy in anticipation of trick-or-treaters. If the candy is already purchased, it’s quite possible that you’ve already taste-tested a piece or two…or three. The candy temptation will only be harder to resist once the kids return home with [Continue Reading]

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Grandfather Will Attend Granddaughter’s Wedding Cancer-Free Thanks to Efficient Treatment

By Drew Munhausen Rick Brown can’t wait to see his granddaughter walk down the aisle at her wedding. “If it wasn’t for my doctors at Memorial Hermann, I might not be able to see it,” Brown said. In March, Brown’s family medicine doctor at Memorial Hermann Medical Group League City Primary Care, Chris Simpson, MD, [Continue Reading]

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Stroke survivor was in the right place, at the right time

By Jade Waddy Brenda Erickson awoke the morning of Feb. 24, 2018 anticipating she would be heading home after a spending the night under observation at the Emergency Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. But as she got dressed, she began to feel dizzy. It would be three more weeks before she went [Continue Reading]

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Looking at the Big Picture: Hip Preservation Restores an Active Life for Working Wife and Mom

By Drew Munhausen Brittany Cariker didn’t know how to react when her doctor recommended she travel to Houston to take care of the pain in her hip. Cariker was given two options by her local orthopedic specialist: a hip replacement at an early age, or an intense hip preservation surgery that was readily available to [Continue Reading]

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