“I couldn’t eat a single meal without bellowing in agony.”

This month, we’ve been bringing you a variety of heart-related stories in recognition of American Heart Month.  Today’s blog shines a light on a lesser known heart and vascular condition called Mesenteric Artery Ischemia (MAI).  It can cause severe pain for those with this rare but treatable condition. Most common in adults over age 60, [Continue Reading]

Saving Her Valentine from a Deadly ‘WidowMaker’ Heart Attack

It’s a milestone that many couples dream of achieving: 50 years of marriage. “We met at Kansas State University and got married in 1965. Since then, we’ve had plenty of joyful times like the birth of our two sons and four beautiful grandchildren. But we’ve also faced things like a miscarriage, unemployment and cancer,” says [Continue Reading]

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017. The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after [Continue Reading]

A Twisted Ankle and Kidney Stones Strengthen a Long-time Friendship

Linda Powers and Rich Ruckel have known each other since grade school. While they’ve experienced a lot as friends and neighbors, they never realized that would include two trips to the Emergency Center over just a few days. “I fell while cooking out with friends. I thought I’d just twisted my ankle, so I put [Continue Reading]

Is Obesity Raising Your Risk of Cancer?

Most people know that obesity, which is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat, greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or stroke. But did you know that  obesity also increases the risk of many cancers? According to some research, about 100,000 new cases of cancer [Continue Reading]

The Skin Infection All Parents Should Know About

Keno may never remember the week he spent in the hospital as an infant but his mother, Mimi, won’t forget. At just four months old, Keno spent five days at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital where doctors treated him for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. “I began to notice very light red patches [Continue Reading]