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]

Spread Cheer, Not the Flu

Flu is on the rise across Greater Houston, with multiple Memorial Hermann hospitals and Memorial Hermann Medical Group clinics reporting a recent increase in diagnosed cases of influenza. Not only is Texas reporting high flu activity, more people are also visiting the physician’s office with influenza-like illnesses now than at the same time during the [Continue Reading]

Receiving the “Ultimate Gift”

For Danquein Horton, the holidays have taken on a whole new meaning this year. “I’m more excited for Christmas than ever before, I’m like a child,” Horton said. “We usually just get a tree but we’ve decorated everything this year. We’re going to celebrate. We’re going to give thanks like never before.” This year is [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]

Toys that Make Physicians Nervous

The countdown is on to find those remaining items on your loved ones’ wish lists. However, as you shop for children, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System also hope you will keep safety in mind. Here are the top five types of toys that make physicians nervous. Battery-powered toys The biggest risk from battery-operated [Continue Reading]

“When Should I Worry About My Child’s Cough?”

A child with a persistent cough can leave you awake all night with worry, but when should the hacking and wheezing become a true cause for concern? “Coughing is a common ailment among children, with some coughs lingering for weeks before they finally disappear,” said Dr. Sridevi Muppidi, a pediatrician at Memorial Hermann Convenient Care [Continue Reading]