Follow-Up Friday: Preparing For a Marathon after Losing 215 Pounds

By Drew Munhausen A challenge to eat 18 hot dogs in one sitting at a Houston Astros game eventually led Amer Ismail to completely change his lifestyle. Healthy eating and a more active exercise routine led Ismail to lose more than 215 pounds. Ismail always dreamed of living an active lifestyle. According to Ismail, he [Continue Reading]


Battling and Overcoming Sarcoma During Her Senior Year, Grace Graduates as Valedictorian

By Drew Munhausen Grace Mosby had been a dancer all of her life. An overall top student in her class at Stratford High School, Mosby was also an officer on the school’s drill team. It’s common for dancers to experience soreness from time to time, so Mosby powered through the pain she began to feel [Continue Reading]


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]


Minimally Invasive Surgery Relieves 12 Years of Pain

By Evan Koch Omonike Adewole’s swollen midsection dominated nearly every aspect of her life for more than a decade. The large bump, often mistaken as a pregnancy, impacted Omonike’s energy level, self-esteem, mobility, sleep patterns and much more.   During the day, Omonike worked through pain and exhaustion to put her four children through college. [Continue Reading]


Coping Through Compassion and Volunteerism: Hometown Healing Marks First Anniversary

By Shannon Dillon | It’s 99 degrees outside, but feels like 108. It’s early August and the sun is bearing down on 45 volunteers as they work in the Burbank neighborhood in north Houston collecting trash and debris from alongside sidewalks, shoveling and tilling soil for a new butterfly garden, and holding steady a wooden [Continue Reading]


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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