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]

5 Things Parents & Kids Need to Know About MRIs

For children, the experience of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be a time of great anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be. MRI is a test that allows healthcare providers to see clear, detailed pictures of organs and structures in the body. The test differs from X-ray in that it provides pictures of soft tissue, [Continue Reading]

Wear Teal Out Day: Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

“I learned a lot about myself, life in general, how special the people are around me and most of all, what I am grateful for,” says Heidi Gieseking-Young about her experience following her diagnosis of Stage III ovarian cancer in August 2015. “I feel great now, I am back to full recovery and my good [Continue Reading]

Pain That Won’t Stop? Here’s What You Can Do.

Chronic pain has become a national affliction, affecting tens of millions of Americans, and inflicting a serious emotional and physical toll on many. Yet, all too often, people across the U.S. struggling with daily pain allow their condition to remain untreated. This pain can linger for weeks, months and even years. For some, it can [Continue Reading]

Minutes Count When Your Child’s Bump on the Head Becomes Life-threatening

Landon’s injury at first seemed minor, a small bump on the head during a harmless game in his elementary school gymnasium. It was a typical Tuesday afternoon and the 7-year-old had been playing “four corners” during his school P.E.  class when his feet became tangled with a classmate’s, and he fell to the ground fast, [Continue Reading]

Houston Zika Update

The summer months ushered in a new round of Zika concerns as the virus, which has been linked to miscarriages, birth defects, and a rare form of paralysis, continued its spread to new regions, including the first case of transmission within the continental United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has [Continue Reading]