How an Afternoon Preparing Lunch Turned Tragic

By Jade Waddy It was a normal weekend afternoon, when Solomon Benghan decided to prepare lunch for himself and his fiancée. He opted for beef crispitos, one of his favorite Mexican meals, which involves frying a wrapped tortilla filled with beef, cheese and condiments. “I poured oil in the pot, enough to submerge the crispitos, [Continue Reading]

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Our Affiliated Physicians Weren’t Fooled By these “Tricky” Diseases

By Meredith Whittemore April Fool’s Day can be accompanied by pranks or practical jokes, meant to scare or surprise its victims. But illnesses trying to stay hidden away are no match for our affiliated physicians. Read more on some of the unusual, uncommon, and unexpected diagnoses made by our specialists. Rare Spinal Disorder Tried to [Continue Reading]

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Angelina’s Angry Outbursts Were Baffling. A School Clinic Helped Make Sense of Them.

By Rhiannon Collette It all started with a simple ear infection. After spending a vacation swimming with her family, Angelina, 13, developed a nagging ear pain that wouldn’t go away. Her parents, self-employed small business owners, couldn’t afford insurance for their children, so Angelina’s mom, Brooke Loveless, searched fruitlessly to find a clinic that would [Continue Reading]

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Brain Surgery Saves Darren and Keeps A Family Dream On Schedule

By Evan Koch Belinda Everett and her grandson, Darren Martinez, have been looking forward to August 2019 for years. That’s when Darren will finally be a student in Everett’s fourth grade math class at Benavides Elementary School in South Texas. “He began talking about it when he was in first grade,” Everett said. “Darren would [Continue Reading]

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The Cancer Screening She Kept Putting Off Saved Her Life

By Meredith Whittemore Brenda Renner knew she was supposed to undergo a screening colonoscopy. She was 66 years old after all, older than the recommended age to begin screening, but had been putting it off, not wanting to undergo what she believed would be an uncomfortable ordeal. “Dr. Coonfield asked if I wanted to schedule [Continue Reading]

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Going the Extra Mile to Reunite a Man and His Best Friend

By Evan Koch When Gary Gerlach awoke in a patient bed at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, the 74-year-old veteran didn’t have his driver’s license, money, luggage or anything else he had brought when he began traveling a day earlier. Despite missing several essential items while being nearly 2,000 miles from his home in California, Gerlach [Continue Reading]

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