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It Takes Team Work to Bring a Man Back to Life

By Meredith Whittemore Raymound Manuel believes he’s alive today based on one thing: team work.  The 57-year-old had gone in for a stress test at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center in September 2018, but one he completed it, things took a sharp turn. “I remember saying ‘I don’t feel good’ and then I passed [Continue Reading]

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Ali Vise

The 90th Birthday That Almost Wasn’t

By Meredith Whittemore Virgie Davis smiled as her family presented her 90th birthday cake – a vanilla cake with purple roses, her favorite color and her favorite flower. It was an especially poignant celebration because just a few months ago, her family worried the family matriarch might not make her milestone birthday. “It started off [Continue Reading]

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Finding a “New Normal” After A Widowmaker

By Meredith Whittemore Maria Adames will never remember a two-and-a-half-week period in the summer of 2018, but it’s a time her family will never forget. “I’d been feeling tired and then I was sick for several days before my husband took me to the emergency room at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. I remember some [Continue Reading]

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The Vision Problem that Put a Stop to a Stroke in the Making

By Meredith Whittemore It was the diagnosis Jackie Purswell didn’t see coming- a severely blocked carotid artery that put him at a high risk for stroke. What was most surprising to Purswell was that he originally went to the doctor for a vision issue. “I had been having trouble with my vision and had fallen [Continue Reading]

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