Putting an End to Pediatric Brain Cancer

During the summer of 2017, Shamon Ampey noticed her 2-year-old son, Ahmon, was having some strange symptoms. He had problems swallowing and occasionally experienced nose bleeds. When Ahmon started having issues with his balance, Ampey knew something was really wrong. Ampey went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where experts discovered a cancerous mass in Ahmon’s brain. [Continue Reading]

Grateful for Another Holiday with My Family After Surviving a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

Jeff Swift still isn’t sure why he called the receptionist at his office on the afternoon of May 8, 2015; he just felt something was wrong.  The next thing the 64-year-old remembers is waking up 10 days later in a hospital bed with his son at his side. “When I called the receptionist I had [Continue Reading]

“The neurosurgeon who saved the family’s holiday vacation.”

It’s the type of vacation that every kid dreams about: Nine days at Walt Disney World over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Hall family booked the trip almost nine months in advance, but as their departure date approached, it looked like they might have to leave one family member behind – dad Jerome. “I’d had what [Continue Reading]

Follow-up Friday: James Burke’s Having a Ball

It’s Follow-Up Friday, when we check in on our former patients.  Today, we are reintroducing you to a patient you first met back in 2013. Wait until you hear what he’s up to now! James Burke doesn’t remember the exact date of his first seizure. He does remember the six seizures he experienced while at [Continue Reading]

Do You Know the Top Five Health Threats to Men?

November is Men’s Health Month and knowing the top health issues for the man in your life could save his life. Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System are highlighting some of the most common diseases they see affecting their male patients. Learn about these illnesses and how they can be prevented. Click on the [Continue Reading]