Our Affiliated Physicians Weren’t Fooled By these “Tricky” Diseases

By Meredith Whittemore April Fool’s Day can be accompanied by pranks or practical jokes, meant to scare or surprise its victims. But illnesses trying to stay hidden away are no match for our affiliated physicians. Read more on some of the unusual, uncommon, and unexpected diagnoses made by our specialists. Rare Spinal Disorder Tried to [Continue Reading]

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Going the Extra Mile to Reunite a Man and His Best Friend

By Evan Koch When Gary Gerlach awoke in a patient bed at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, the 74-year-old veteran didn’t have his driver’s license, money, luggage or anything else he had brought when he began traveling a day earlier. Despite missing several essential items while being nearly 2,000 miles from his home in California, Gerlach [Continue Reading]

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When the Chaplain Becomes the Patient

By Meredith Whittemore Robert Binkowski is no stranger to hospitals. As a volunteer chaplain at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital for more than a decade, he’s spent hours with patients and caregivers. “I’m here to support everyone: patients, caregivers, staff. We want people to know we’re here for anyone who might be having a rough time,” [Continue Reading]

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A Look Back at Our Most Popular Patient Stories in 2018

By Meredith Whittemore This year, Memorial Hermann celebrated the resiliency of the human spirit. Many of our blogs highlighted patients who overcame serious medical conditions and found themselves smiling on the other side. As 2018 comes to a close, Memorial Hermann is taking a moment to look back at some of our blog posts that resonated most with [Continue Reading]

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Houston’s Singing Nurse Competes for Grand Prize This Week on America’s Got Talent

By Shannon Dillon As if her day-to-day responsibilities as a utilization review specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and raising two sons weren’t enough, Christina Wells’ star continues to rise on America’s Got Talent (AGT). The singing sensation is now a semifinalist in the competition and is preparing to go against 21 other acts for the grand prize. [Continue Reading]

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Firefighters’ Epic Lip Sync Challenge Leads to a Surprise Visit for Houston’s Hospitalized Kids

By Evan Koch Earlier this summer, the Spring Fire Department (SFD) showcased its talents by performing in a lip sync challenge music video, generating more than 100,000 views on Facebook and local media coverage. SFD’s encore to that performance was a surprise visit to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. When several SFD firefirefighters stopped by [Continue Reading]

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