Finding a “New Normal” After A Widowmaker

By Meredith Whittemore Maria Adames will never remember a two-and-a-half-week period in the summer of 2018, but it’s a time her family will never forget. “I’d been feeling tired and then I was sick for several days before my husband took me to the emergency room at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. I remember some [Continue Reading]

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Measles is Highly Contagious. Here’s How to Protect Your Family

By Rhiannon Collette On the heels of an announcement this week that measles cases have been identified in the Greater Houston region, many parents are wondering what they can do to best protect their children, especially those too young to have been fully vaccinated yet. While measles is a highly contagious disease that is easily [Continue Reading]

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The Vision Problem that Put a Stop to a Stroke in the Making

By Meredith Whittemore It was the diagnosis Jackie Purswell didn’t see coming- a severely blocked carotid artery that put him at a high risk for stroke. What was most surprising to Purswell was that he originally went to the doctor for a vision issue. “I had been having trouble with my vision and had fallen [Continue Reading]

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Saving Sunlight: One Child’s Story of Survival

By Shannon Dillon Precious Cole has a message for every parent: what happened to her 3-year-old daughter, Sunlight, in the fall of 2018 can happen to any child. It started out as a quiet day at home. Cole was cleaning her house while Sunlight and her 5-year-old brother, Kemone, played in another room. After checking [Continue Reading]

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Carving Out a New Future After Heart Surgery

By Meredith Whittemore Woodworking is in Vinny Barone’s blood. Both his father and grandfather were carpenters, and from an early age, he learned how to transform a tree stump into a beautiful piece of art. “I started working with my father at 6 years old and over time my hobby has evolved into something artistic,” [Continue Reading]

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Quieting a Cardiac Storm: One Man’s Recovery After a Massive Heart Attack

By Meredith Whittemore Supercharged bolts of lightning carrying one billion joules of energy that light up the night sky, leaving behind an eerie silence, followed by a clap of thunder louder than a jackhammer.  That’s also the best way to describe the power of a thunderstorm. That’s the battle Oscar Botello’s heart fought to win [Continue Reading]

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