When Colorectal Cancer Strikes at 37

After Kathy McDaniel first heard the words, it looks like cancer, the staff at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Texas Medical Center went out of their way to meet with her and her husband, Clay. “We were people, not numbers,” she explains, “and the staff is caring and joyful. They always greet us with a smile and [Continue Reading]

What is Supportive Medicine?

What is “supportive medicine?” It’s a term often misunderstood by both healthcare practitioners and patients. Also known as “palliative care,” this medical discipline is revolutionizing the healthcare industry’s approach to the delivery of care to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Supportive care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and [Continue Reading]

What Every Mom-to-be Should Know About Breastfeeding Before She Delivers

  More moms are breastfeeding their infants. And for good reason. Studies continue to show that breastfeeding is still the most nutritious, healthy, economical and environmentally friendly method for mothers to feed their infants.  Not only is it better for infants, but breastfeeding offers many benefits to moms. “I don’t think people realize the long-term [Continue Reading]

Taking a Leap of Faith Turns Injured Teen’s Life Around

While visiting her grandparents in Horatio, Arkansas, to celebrate Thanksgiving, Madison, then 13, was driving her 3-year-old cousin around a pasture on the family’s ATV while her mom Mandy was inside preparing dishes for the upcoming holiday dinner when the unexpected happened. “For some reason Madison decided to cross the road and they were hit [Continue Reading]

Don’t Get Benched by a SLAP Tear

Spring sports are in full swing. Many student-athletes are reluctant to tell anyone about a potential injury for fear of being benched. The reality is that sometimes this strategy backfires, resulting in longer playing absences, or even permanent damage. A young high school pitcher learned the hard way that the pain he felt while pitching [Continue Reading]

Is your heart in good hands?

“Take care of your heart and it will take care of you.”  That’s good advice anytime but especially in February during American Heart Month.  Cardiovascular  disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. One in every three deaths in the United States is from heart disease and stroke [Continue Reading]