Innovative Carpal Tunnel Treatment Sends This Teacher Back to School Pain-free

When it comes to being a second grade teacher, working with your hands is part of the job. But for Leticia Ocaña, everyday activities began causing her pain, numbness and tingling. “My hand would begin to feel numb as I wrote on the board. I couldn’t hold things for long periods of time without experiencing [Continue Reading]

Helping a Heart 7,000 Miles from Home

Sarangoo Menjargal, an 11-year-old from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was born with a congenital heart defect called an atrial septal defect (ASD). An ASD is a hole in the wall between the upper chambers of the heart, which can cause damage to the heart and lungs. According to the Texas Birth Defects registry, ASD is the most [Continue Reading]

Air Force Veteran Defies the Odds and Survives a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Danisha Henry is trained to handle high pressure, high stress situations.  What she didn’t realize was the life-threatening situation she’d have to battle through after putting the combat zone behind her. “Back in March, I was in the kitchen, and the next thing I remember is being [Continue Reading]

Champion Swimmer Back in the Pool After Knee Replacement

As a Master’s Swimmer for the past 23 years, Rebecca Buckner of Alaska expects top performance from her body. “Swimming is a very important part of my life. I used to compete and I wanted to still be able to do the breaststroke since that’s my preferred stroke,” Buckner said. When the pain in her [Continue Reading]

Following in Dad’s Footsteps at Memorial Hermann

This weekend, families will come together to honor and celebrate “dad” on Father’s Day. While fathers and father-like figures wear many hats, a number of dads at Memorial Hermann are creating family legacies in health care by inspiring their children to also devote their careers to advancing the health of patients and the community. To [Continue Reading]

Husband & Wife Experience “Widowmaker” Heart Attacks and Live to Tell About It.

Imagine surviving a lightning strike. Now imagine your spouse surviving a lightning strike several months later. That’s the rarity of the Greenbaums’ story. Except instead of having high-voltage electricity coursing through their bodies, they each survived a widowmaker heart attack within months of one another. Robert Greenbaum was the first to survive the potentially deadly [Continue Reading]