With Hundreds of Thousands of Houstonians Without Power from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Memorial Hermann Urges Safe Generator Usage

By Alexandra Becker Although the Greater Houston region was mostly spared from widespread flooding and catastrophic structural damage from Hurricane Nicholas (which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm), nearly 500,000 households woke up without power. As of Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint Energy has stated that some of those outages may last several days. For [Continue Reading]

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A Doctor’s Plea to the Community: Do Your Part and Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Dr. Jayavani Moodley, Medical Director, Integrated Hospital Medicine, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Last week, my son started kindergarten. Unfortunately, what could have been a normal, exciting experience for both him and us is now something marked by anxiety and fear due to the delta variant. What’s hard as a physician is knowing I can’t [Continue Reading]

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A Retired Veterinarian Gains a New Lease on Life after Lifesaving Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann

By Alexandra Becker For 50 years, Dr. Alfred Wehner worked as a trusted veterinarian in Beaumont, TX, caring for beloved dogs, cats and other small animals. At age 71, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of running a ranch, and in 2019, he retired to his 250-acre property in Woodville, approximately 60 miles north [Continue Reading]

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A Seizure, a Misdiagnosis, and a Brand New Truck: How One Five-Year-Old Found Her Way to Houston for Specialized Surgery for a Rare Brain Mass

By Alexandra Becker Tony Dingler’s voice still shakes in disbelief when he begins to tell the story. His daughter, Victoria, had just turned five—a big milestone for a little girl. Full of energy and sass, she spent her days coloring, dancing, speeding up and down the driveway on her scooter, and begrudgingly going to her [Continue Reading]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Looking for a Cure

By: McKenna Gazzier A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life. While researchers across the world are working to better understand this disease, and, someday, develop [Continue Reading]

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This One’s For the Skeptics

For many of us, the COVID-19 vaccine was a vial of hope—a promise of getting back to normalcy and brighter days ahead. But for others, the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine was met with skepticism, doubt and even downright animosity. If you fall into the latter category, perhaps identifying as someone who is [Continue Reading]

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