Are Your Kids Safe from Fido’s Pills?

Pet pills that help keep your furry friends healthy may not be as harmless as you think when it comes to other members of your family. A new study found that medications intended for dogs and cats are now posing risks to children, with one poison control center in central Ohio logging hundreds of calls [Continue Reading]

Facing Sudden Cardiac Death and Living to Tell About It

Tragedy was on the Stone family’s doorstep, but luckily, it never got the chance to come inside. “I could’ve died, there’s no doubt in my mind. Thankfully, that’s not the case,” said James Stone, a 52-year-old father of three. One day last November, Stone started feeling sick and began vomiting, but he chalked it up [Continue Reading]

Back in the saddle: A young concussion victim rides to recovery

One year ago, 13-year-old Reese Silberman was competing in an equestrian competition. Despite suffering from a sinus infection, Reese was eager to compete. While warming up with a horse that was unfamiliar to her, Reese made a slight miscalculation that caused the horse to land in the middle of a jump and flip over itself, [Continue Reading]

Celebrity stroke cases raise awareness about leading cause of death, disability in the U.S.

When legendary actress Debbie Reynolds passed away just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack, the world mourned yet another beloved celebrity whose life was cut short by a stroke. Reynolds’ stroke was the latest in a string of high-profile cases that have dominated headlines in recent weeks. Former Houston [Continue Reading]

A Triathlete’s Determination to Ride Again After Being Struck by a Car

Photo by Aaron Palaian. It was an extremely hot but otherwise normal Houston summer day, and Cheyenne Meyer was participating in her last bike ride before the big triathlon championship race. Meyer, an elite-level triathlete, was well on her way to becoming a professional triathlete but little did she know that, within seconds, her life [Continue Reading]

93 Years Young and Still Volunteering

You won’t find many 93-year-olds actively volunteering in their communities, much less serving at the same organization for 35 years. Avadele Short is not your average volunteer. A chartered member of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary, Short began volunteering in 1981, shortly after the hospital first opened. She is the only chartered member, an [Continue Reading]