Healing with Heart: A Letter of Gratitude from One Nurse to Another

National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 through 12 to recognize nurses’ hard work and celebrate their compassionate spirits. One such nurse is Laura Wueste. As the lead nurse practitioner for cardiovascular services at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, she addresses not only the needs of patients’ physical hearts, but also their emotional [Continue Reading]

Educating Others About the Dangers of Diabetes

Tom Sanders has advice for all people with diabetes: “Don’t ignore your symptoms, the signs of illness or your doctor’s orders.”  He speaks from experience. Eight years ago when Tom was diagnosed with diabetes, he strived to make his health a priority and develop a better lifestyle. He changed his diet and incorporated physical activity [Continue Reading]

Getting Physical to Get His Life Back after Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, John Salvador had been experiencing tremors, slower movement, sleepiness, loss of interest in maintaining his garden and difficulty getting into and out of vehicles due to stiffness in his legs. He also had trouble signing his name and had lost his ability to juggle. In 2014, at an appointment [Continue Reading]

Taking On IRONMAN After Shoulder Surgery: Erin’s Story

  When Erin Sosdian’s shoulder started to hurt during her sophomore year of college in 2011, the swimmer at Northwestern University at first shrugged it off. She knew it was a common complaint for swimmers at some point in their careers. One of the most difficult aspects of being a collegiate swimmer is trying to [Continue Reading]

Finding Hope and Healing in the Comfort of a 167-Pound Pet Therapy Dog

By Stephanie Florom I am a self-proclaimed animal lover and I especially love big dogs. Not only is working with them what I do for a living as a veterinary technician, I also have three four-legged kids of my own. In November 2017, I was pregnant with my first child. Due to complications–my water broke [Continue Reading]

Repaired and Ready to Compete in IRONMAN Texas

Triathlete Lawrence Waldron is about to face the beast that sidelined him with an injury last year. In spring 2017, Waldron had been doing body weight exercises as part of his training for IRONMAN Texas’s grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run, when something went wrong. “I had been working on a gymnastics-like move [Continue Reading]