Jeannie Wood returns to her love of painting after surviving an unthinkable attack

By Jade Waddy Jeannie Wood vividly remembers the moment she was attacked by two family pit bulls she had previously interacted with. “I was at my son’s house picking up my granddaughter and I remember the dogs were really agitated and I thought they were going to fight each other,” Wood said. “I called my [Continue Reading]

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Battling and Overcoming Sarcoma During Her Senior Year, Grace Graduates as Valedictorian

By Drew Munhausen Grace Mosby had been a dancer all of her life. An overall top student in her class at Stratford High School, Mosby was also an officer on the school’s drill team. It’s common for dancers to experience soreness from time to time, so Mosby powered through the pain she began to feel [Continue Reading]

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Follow Up Friday: Catching Up with Beau and His Heart

By Evan Koch It’s been more than a year since Beau Wyble had open heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now 18 months old, the walker and burgeoning talker’s progress and appearance leave little signs of the heart defect he was born with or the innovative procedure that corrected it. Beau’s energy level is [Continue Reading]

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Stroke survivor was in the right place, at the right time

By Jade Waddy Brenda Erickson awoke the morning of Feb. 24, 2018 anticipating she would be heading home after a spending the night under observation at the Emergency Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. But as she got dressed, she began to feel dizzy. It would be three more weeks before she went [Continue Reading]

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Looking at the Big Picture: Hip Preservation Restores an Active Life for Working Wife and Mom

By Drew Munhausen Brittany Cariker didn’t know how to react when her doctor recommended she travel to Houston to take care of the pain in her hip. Cariker was given two options by her local orthopedic specialist: a hip replacement at an early age, or an intense hip preservation surgery that was readily available to [Continue Reading]

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13 Years Prostate Cancer Free: The Importance of Annual Screenings

By Drew Munhausen In the early 2000s, Jose Melgar was encouraged by his employer to get a yearly blood test to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood, a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate. Elevated levels of PSA could indicate prostate [Continue Reading]

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