Common Holiday Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

While the holiday season is getting into full swing, your festive spirit can turn sour if a trip to an emergency center interrupts your holiday plans. Richard Owens, M.D., an emergency medicine physician affiliated with Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center at Greater Heights, offers these tips to avoid some common holiday mishaps. Decorating Injuries – [Continue Reading]

Doing His Part to Keep Our Life Flight Heroes in the Sky

Monse Ramos feels a great deal of pride every time he sees a Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopter flying across the Houston skies. “Sometimes I’ll tell my grandkids or my kids, ‘do you see that helicopter flying up there? I had my hands on that one just yesterday.’” Ramos is part of the maintenance team [Continue Reading]

Week of Thanks: Thankful for the Specialized Care that Saved Both of My Twins.

“When I found out I was having twins, I was shocked. I remember crying and laughing at the doctor’s office, not yet sure how to feel about the huge news we had just been told. Now I know it was the biggest blessing we have ever received,” recalls Anna Havard as she reflects back on [Continue Reading]

Week of Thanks: Thankful to Be Alive After Being Gored by a Buffalo.

  They are among the most dangerous animals on the planet. Weighing anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, equipped with horns and an unpredictable temperament, buffalo have been known to attack at random, according to the National Park Service. Roy Kaase knows all too well about the power of the buffalo. After years of raising [Continue Reading]

Do You Know the New Number That Could Save Your Life?

It’s 130/80. It’s part of the new blood pressure guidelines released by the American Heart Association. These new medical guidelines mean nearly half of Americans could be diagnosed with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Cardiologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute say this should serve as a wakeup call for many [Continue Reading]

Turning the Tables on Diabetes

  Dustin Hopson knows firsthand the impact diabetes can have on someone’s life. “I’ve seen diabetes slowly take away my mother’s quality of life over time. As a severe diabetic, she takes multiple shots a day and has even lost vision in one of her eyes. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I [Continue Reading]