“I’m Thankful for a Second Chance.”

By Mia Barone One in 100,000. Those are the odds of being affected by Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, causing paralysis. The syndrome, GBS for short, is characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness. In my case, this meant that in two days, I went from being [Continue Reading]

Dead for 45 minutes: Teen is giving thanks for his life

By Meredith Whittemore Nineteen-year-old Nathan Santos doesn’t remember anything about the day he died, but his sister, Miliaris, does. “My mother heard him gasping, saw him struggling for air and called me over. I called 911 and started doing CPR. I could see it in his eyes that he was gone, but that didn’t stop [Continue Reading]

Parents are Hoarding Leftover Antibiotics. That’s a Problem.

By Rhiannon Collette In a recent survey, nearly half of parents reported holding on to leftover antibiotics after completing a course of treatment and often distributing the medications to other sick members of their household without consulting a doctor first. That can be hugely problematic for many reasons, according to Dr. Michael Chang, UTHealth pediatric infectious diseases [Continue Reading]

Life in the Fast Lane: Stage 4 Cancer Isn’t Slowing Down this High-performance Driving Instructor

By Meredith Whittemore With 435 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, Wesley Moore’s “competition orange” 2015 Mustang GT does more than just fulfill his need for speed. It’s helping the racing enthusiast stay positive and cope with his stage IV lung cancer. “The weekend after I was [Continue Reading]

Fixing Abigail’s Heart Creates a New Future for College Station Teen

By Evan Koch In less than 24 hours, Abigail Franklin’s life would change forever. “I’m going to be able to do everything I couldn’t do before,” she said standing in the Hermann Atrium, two floors below the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center operating room where she would soon undergo major surgery. Eve and John Franklin stood [Continue Reading]

Army Vet Benefits from Innovative Therapy After a Partial Knee Replacement

Kyle Shortsleeve spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2015 due to osteoarthritis in his knee. “There were a lot of injuries to my knee over time,” Shortsleeve said. “While serving in Afghanistan, I suffered a bad twist to my knee while stepping out of a vehicle. I also [Continue Reading]