As Marathon Nears, Runners Get Fit and Healthy for the Big Race

By Drew Munhausen With the Chevron Houston Marathon less than three months away, Brenda Hilton, a 71-year-old runner with more than two dozen marathons under her belt, is already preparing for the big race. Hilton said weekday runs are becoming more consistent and they are accompanied by longer runs on the weekends. However, it wasn’t [Continue Reading]

Young Dad’s Hardest Job Ever: Coming Back from a Stroke

By Jade Waddy It was a typical evening at home for Keith Smith , who was getting his 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter ready for bed on a school night, when his life would change forever. On February 12, the 40-year-old father of two, had just finished playing tooth fairy for his son when he [Continue Reading]

Breast Cancer & Genetics: Answers to Your Top 5 Questions

By Meredith Whittemore Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she’d undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene, a gene that increased a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, there’s been increased publicity surrounding the role of genetics in cancer. But who should consider genetic testing?  And what exactly can the tests [Continue Reading]

Staying Strong at 93: A Football Fan’s Secret

By Drew Munhausen “I’ve had Texans season tickets since their first season in 2002,” Jean Gaines said as she was doing a step-up exercise at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Performance Lab. Gaines, a 93-year-old football fan with a determination to stay in shape, visits the Institute twice a week as part of [Continue Reading]