Remembering Our Dr. Duke

As Eric von Wenckstern browsed Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s newest gallery display, he said, “Wow, it’s great to hear his voice again.” The voice von Wenckstern referred to was that of the late UTHealth trauma surgeon, Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, Jr.  A video showcasing highlights of Dr. Duke’s nationally syndicated news program, Texas Health Reports, [Continue Reading]

Breast Density and Why It Matters

When your doctor orders a more advanced form of mammography because you have “dense” breasts, should you be concerned? For what you need to know, we chatted with Anne C. Kushwaha, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Hermann Upper Kirby Breast Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Memorial Breast Center and Memorial Hermann Bobetta Lindig Memorial City [Continue Reading]

Turning Tragedy into Hope for Suicide Headache Sufferers

Although believed to be rare, cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headache and, for that reason, are also sometimes referred to as “suicide headaches.” Houstonians Pam and Jimmy Erwin know only too well how debilitating and life-changing cluster headaches and migraines can be.  Their son, Will, suffered from cluster headaches. With [Continue Reading]

Therapy dogs bring joy to patients

As Angel, Moose and Andie make their rounds through Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, people stop and smile. Frowns transform into wide grins. Eyes light up. Patients struggling with the overwhelming weight of sickness and pain suddenly find themselves breaking into giggles. Some of the best healers don’t have medical degrees or wear scrubs. Instead, these [Continue Reading]