Halloween’s True Terror: Unwanted Candy Calories

By Drew Munhausen With Halloween only a day away, there’s a good chance you’ve already purchased Halloween candy in anticipation of trick-or-treaters. If the candy is already purchased, it’s quite possible that you’ve already taste-tested a piece or two…or three. The candy temptation will only be harder to resist once the kids return home with [Continue Reading]

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Teen Athlete Born with Spina Bifida Represents Team USA in Wheelchair Racing

By Jade Waddy When you see Jacob Allen, 18, racing around the track you would never know he’s only been competing for three years. The Ukraine-born athlete was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. But that hasn’t stopped Allen from displaying tremendous athleticism [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Preparing For a Marathon after Losing 215 Pounds

By Drew Munhausen A challenge to eat 18 hot dogs in one sitting at a Houston Astros game eventually led Amer Ismail to completely change his lifestyle. Healthy eating and a more active exercise routine led Ismail to lose more than 215 pounds. Ismail always dreamed of living an active lifestyle. According to Ismail, he [Continue Reading]

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Battling Male Breast Cancer at 90 Years Old: Ray’s Story

By Drew Munhausen At 90 years old, Ray Voelker has had his share of routine health challenges. But in In July 2019, Voelker received a diagnosis he didn’t see coming: breast cancer. “I was blessed that I hadn’t experienced many serious health problems for most of my 90 years,” Voelker said. “I try to stay [Continue Reading]

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Astros’ Smallest Fans Show Their Support with the Help of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Alyson Ward Some people are just born to be Houston Astros fans. That includes the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who all got tiny Astros T-shirts this month to celebrate the team’s run to the World Series. When Houston’s home team advanced to the American League [Continue Reading]

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Rusti’s 75 Reasons to Celebrate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Shannon Dillon Phyllis “Rusti” Stover has a lot to celebrate this October. On the 26th, surrounded by her daughter, Andrea, and a sister who is coming to visit from Michigan, she’s planning a weekend getaway of fun venues in celebration of her 75th birthday.   In Stover’s opinion, life has been quite a journey [Continue Reading]

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