Back in the Saddle After Surviving Two Heart Attacks

An American suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds according to the American Heart Association. Texas rancher Clifford Vacek, 70, fell victim to this statistic not once, but twice. In 2004,  Vacek had started his job as the Honorable Clifford Vacek, judge of the 400th district court in Fort Bend County.  New to the bench, [Continue Reading]

Getting Student Athletes Back in the Game After ACL Tears

For Ilijah Doucet, 17, football has been his sport of choice for over 10 years. Growing up, he played in outside leagues until middle school and high school, where he landed a spot on the Terry High School football team, playing running back, receiver and cornerback.  His game plan changed when he tore his ACL [Continue Reading]

What it Means to be a Magnet-Recognized Hospital

Earlier this year, nurses, physicians and campus leadership at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital gathered in a conference room and huddled around a single telephone, anxiously awaiting an announcement that had been years in the making. The phone call would place the hospital among an elite group of facilities nationwide, joining Memorial Hermann Memorial City [Continue Reading]

After Years of Excessive Sweating, Teen Starts High School with Confidence and a Handshake

When 14-year-old Alex Malgarejo first met Dr. Matthew Harting, he didn’t greet him with a handshake. Instead, he sat through the consultation, constantly rubbing his hands on the tops of his thighs – a technique he used often. Malgarejo was suffering from a condition called hyperhidrosis, which caused persistent, excessive sweating in his palms. The [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Getting Your Nutrition Back on Track After Harvey

By Molly Wong Vega, MS, RDN, LD Sports Dietitian, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Hurricane Harvey not only caused destruction to our property but also our daily routines. Don’t let it ruin your health too. As with any event that turns your life upside down, sometimes our usual meal patterns and food selections are [Continue Reading]