Do You Know the Top Five Health Threats to Men?

November is Men’s Health Month and knowing the top health issues for the man in your life could save his life. Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System are highlighting some of the most common diseases they see affecting their male patients. Learn about these illnesses and how they can be prevented. Click on the [Continue Reading]

Have a spooky and safe (and halfway healthy) Halloween

 We’re just hours away from trick-or-treating and family medicine physicians with Memorial Hermann Medical Group at Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Greater Heights hope families keep safety in mind during their celebrations. They offer these five tips for a happy and healthy night of fun. Be mindful of costume choices. Masks can make it [Continue Reading]

Back in the Saddle After Surviving Two Heart Attacks

An American suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds according to the American Heart Association. Texas rancher Clifford Vacek, 70, fell victim to this statistic not once, but twice. In 2004,  Vacek had started his job as the Honorable Clifford Vacek, judge of the 400th district court in Fort Bend County.  New to the bench, [Continue Reading]

Quadruple Heart Bypass Patient Runs into his Surgeon 17 Years Later at Katy Triathlon

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a photo from a recent triathlon in Katy can’t even begin to tell the story of a very special reunion 17 years in the making. Sometimes You Can’t Outrun Genetics Back when he was 60 years old, Joe Rivera underwent quadruple bypass surgery. He says [Continue Reading]

Living Free of AFib: Like Father, Like Daughter

  Kathryn Roudebush says the only positive thing to come out of her father dealing with a decade of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (AFib) was that she was familiar with the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure when she developed  the same heart condition earlier this year. Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can [Continue Reading]