A Seizure, a Misdiagnosis, and a Brand New Truck: How One Five-Year-Old Found Her Way to Houston for Specialized Surgery for a Rare Brain Mass

By Alexandra Becker Tony Dingler’s voice still shakes in disbelief when he begins to tell the story. His daughter, Victoria, had just turned five—a big milestone for a little girl. Full of energy and sass, she spent her days coloring, dancing, speeding up and down the driveway on her scooter, and begrudgingly going to her [Continue Reading]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Looking for a Cure

By: McKenna Gazzier A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life. While researchers across the world are working to better understand this disease, and, someday, develop [Continue Reading]

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A Son’s Quick Action and Bravery Saves his Father’s Life

By Alexandra Becker Looking back, 11-year-old Byron Mathews will always have a heroic story to tell. Even more, he will grow up knowing that in times of crisis, his bravery will far outweigh fear. After all, just this past February he saved his own father’s life. The Mathews family had recently relocated from Tucson to [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on National Stroke Awareness Month: Time is Brain

By Dr. Faraz Javed , Performance Improvement Coordinator for Stroke and Chest Pain at Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital Forty seconds. What does it mean to you? How long is it? Is it how often you check your phone for social media updates? Is it how frequently you refresh your patient list? Or, is it how [Continue Reading]

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After Years of Battling Epilepsy, Cathy Gets Her Life Back with Minimally-Invasive Surgery

By Jade Waddy Cathy Streuding’s love for travel has taken her and her family across the globe. In September 2007, Streuding had just completed a 9-week course of anti-malaria medication to prepare for a family trip to Africa when she began experiencing breakthrough epileptic seizures. “I remember reading the side effects of the medication and [Continue Reading]

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