Roger Can’t Change His Past, but He’s Working to Change His Future

Roger White is a healthier man today than he was a year ago and he has an unlikely inspiration for his newfound wellbeing:  a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. “I felt the pressure in my chest and had shortness of breath.  I called my physician’s office on a weekend and they told me [Continue Reading]

From Healthy to Heart Failure at 37: Meghan’s Story

After a series of flights around the world, Meghan Stapleton was flying back to Houston and had only had six hours left on the plane. She was making her way home from a family trip to Australia and was about to surpass 30 hours of travel. After finishing a movie, Stapleton readjusted in her seat [Continue Reading]

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017. The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after [Continue Reading]

Milton’s Not Letting A Heart Attack Hold Him Back

Flying planes. Bungee jumping. Riding motorcycles. They’re just a part of the adventurous lifestyle Milton Santos has always led.  Then in July 2017, a severe heart attack  threatened to put an end to all of it. “I was cleaning the pool and started feeling strange; it was something I’d never felt before.  I told my [Continue Reading]

A Twisted Ankle and Kidney Stones Strengthen a Long-time Friendship

Linda Powers and Rich Ruckel have known each other since grade school. While they’ve experienced a lot as friends and neighbors, they never realized that would include two trips to the Emergency Center over just a few days. “I fell while cooking out with friends. I thought I’d just twisted my ankle, so I put [Continue Reading]

Is Obesity Raising Your Risk of Cancer?

Most people know that obesity, which is defined as having an unhealthy amount of body fat, greatly increases your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or stroke. But did you know that  obesity also increases the risk of many cancers? According to some research, about 100,000 new cases of cancer [Continue Reading]