Too Young to Have Breast Cancer.

Leigh Rozelle found the lump purely by accident, just three days before Christmas in 2015. As she crossed her arms, she felt a golf ball-size knot on the outer side of her left breast. “My family practitioner was able to squeeze me into her schedule the very next day,” says Rozelle, who is only 37. [Continue Reading]

Running in January’s Chevron Houston Marathon? Start Training Now.

With the Chevron Houston Marathon coming up this January, many participants are starting their training this fall. Physical therapists affiliated with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute- Human Performance Lab encourage runners to train safely to avoid injuries. “Finishing a marathon or half-marathon is a great accomplishment. However, the race and the training regimen can [Continue Reading]

Child Life Specialists: Helping Children Cope with Illness & Hospitalization

If you haven’t experienced a hospital stay with a child, you may not be familiar with the term Child Life Specialist.  These trained specialists are child development experts who help children cope with illness, injury and hospitalization. They use play and self-expression activities to help prepare and educate children about challenging experiences related to an [Continue Reading]

Pregnant with Breast Cancer: Marcela’s Story

In August 2015, Marcela Rodriguez was 19 weeks pregnant with her third child when she noticed a lump on her breast. “I honestly didn’t think much of it at first,” Marcela said. “But I decided to mention it to my OB/Gyn the next time I was at the clinic.” Rodriguez’s mention of the lump led [Continue Reading]

Six Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men today, with more than 2 million men in the United States counting themselves as survivors.  Samir Shirodkar, M.D., a urologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, offers insights that every man (and woman) should know about prostate cancer. Your family history matters. Family history is [Continue Reading]