From the Garden to the ER: Michael’s Heartfelt Journey

By Shannon Dillon Within three hours, a day of gardening for Michael Lawrence ended with unsettling health diagnosis.  Last August, Lawrence was in his backyard gardening–one of his favorite hobbies. He had just planted a Texas sage and walked to the front driveway to get a bag of mulch out of his car.  Even though [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]

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Planting the Seeds of Good Health

Dr. Laura Armstrong’s Vegetable Garden is Building a Healthier Community By Alyson Ward Dr. Laura Armstrong loves to plant a seed and watch it thrive. She knows how to foster a fledgling carrot crop or tend a vine until it’s teeming with tomatoes. She puts those same skills to use in her daily work, as [Continue Reading]

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Early Intervention: How Memorial Hermann is Putting Mental Health Top of Mind

By Shannon Dillon Forty-seven million. That’s the number of U.S. adults who experienced a mental illness in 2018, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While depression and anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions experienced, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorders, trauma and eating disorders can also interfere with daily activities and [Continue Reading]

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He Sees No Barriers: A Houston Man Loses His Sight But Not His Sense of Adventure

By Alyson Ward Michael McCulloch has always been an adventurer. As a boy, he rode his bike fast and flew off steep ramps; he jumped off the roof using a sheet as a parachute. But he most liked to climb to the top of a cottonwood tree his dad had planted in the yard. When [Continue Reading]

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How to Avoid the Flu this Fall

By Alyson Ward Every fall, patients start filling physicians’ offices with the classic symptoms of flu – fever and muscle aches, cough and congestion, sore throat and deep fatigue.  And this year, flu season – which started Oct. 1 – may be especially harsh, says Dr. Monica Kalra, a family medicine physician who sees patients [Continue Reading]

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