“Brave and Determined”: Child Overcomes Spina Bifida to Take Her First Steps

By Jade Waddy Fanny Mendez’s excitement about becoming a first-time mother quickly turned to anxiety when her 21-week ultrasound revealed that her unborn baby girl had serious health problems that could prevent her from ever learning to walk. Doctors discovered that the girl had spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and [Continue Reading]

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A Novel Way to Treat Sleep Apnea

Joy Helminski was first diagnosed with sleep apnea six years ago and was prescribed a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. With her small features, she had difficulty finding a mask to fit her face.  “My doctor said I’d have more energy, feel better, and that the CPAP would help my blood pressure,” said Helminski, [Continue Reading]

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June is Men’s Health Month: These Common Conditions Affect Many Men

By Evan Koch June is Men’s Health Month and knowing the top health issues for men could save your life or the life of someone you love. That’s why it’s important to understand the common health conditions and concerns that affect men – from low testosterone, prostate health and heart disease, to colorectal cancer, joint [Continue Reading]

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New Facility Dog Lending a Helping Paw to Young Patients

By Alyson Ward The latest hire at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has all the skills he needs to help young patients: solid training, a strong work ethic, a good bedside manner, a wagging tail and a wet nose. Dexter, a 2-year-old golden retriever and Labrador mix, is a new facility dog who spends weekdays working [Continue Reading]

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