Coronavirus (COVID-19): Here’s what you should know from the experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a public health warning regarding the novel virus, COVID-19. Memorial Hermann’s Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Dr. Angela Shippy, took the time to answer questions regarding the infectious disease COVID-19. Read below to learn more about the virus and what you can do to protect yourself.  What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? [Continue Reading]

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After Years of Battling Epilepsy, Cathy Gets Her Life Back with Minimally-Invasive Surgery

By Jade Waddy Cathy Streuding’s love for travel has taken her and her family across the globe. In September 2007, Streuding had just completed a 9-week course of anti-malaria medication to prepare for a family trip to Africa when she began experiencing breakthrough epileptic seizures. “I remember reading the side effects of the medication and [Continue Reading]

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Training for the Ironman after heart surgery.

By: Natasha Barrett  Jason Dragon travels a lot for work. At The Department of Homeland Security, his career as a Supervisory Special Agent combating violent crime and dangerous criminal gangs in Houston brings him to places located all over the world. Though he enjoys going overseas, he recently experienced considerable jet lag and had difficulty [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann opens new Susan & Fayez Sarofim Pavilion, critical care patient tower, on Texas Medical Center campus

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) recently opened the Susan & Fayez Sarofim Pavilion on its campus. The state-of-the-art, 17-story pavilion is the new home of the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center one of only two adult Level I trauma centers in Houston; Memorial Hermann Life Flight®; the John. S. Dunn Burn Center, the only comprehensive burn [Continue Reading]

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From the basketball court to the operating room: Jerry Ashworth reflects on health scare after facing emergency heart surgery

By: Natasha Barrett Most of us gathered around our TV for the biggest game of the year.  Either to see those big-money commercials.  The always gossiped about half-time performances.  Or, the actual showdown on the field.  But, this year, watching the Super Bowl was different for Jerry Ashworth.   Hometown football hero Patrick Mahomes was playing [Continue Reading]

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The Key to Community

By Shannon Dillon “When everything is all said and done, I want to invite everyone back here for a party to help me celebrate being able to finally get back into my home,” said Evelyn Phillips. Phillips glanced at the volunteers inside of her home and then closed her tear-filled eyes to listen to the [Continue Reading]

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