Breast Cancer & Genetics: Answers to Your Top 5 Questions

By Meredith Whittemore Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she’d undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene, a gene that increased a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, there’s been increased publicity surrounding the role of genetics in cancer. But who should consider genetic testing?  And what exactly can the tests [Continue Reading]

Staying Strong at 93: A Football Fan’s Secret

By Drew Munhausen “I’ve had Texans season tickets since their first season in 2002,” Jean Gaines said as she was doing a step-up exercise at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Performance Lab. Gaines, a 93-year-old football fan with a determination to stay in shape, visits the Institute twice a week as part of [Continue Reading]

How Volunteering Brought Light to a Dark Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

By Meredith Whittemore Barbara Frisbie greets visitors with a smile every week at Canopy – A Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. What you wouldn’t realize at first glance is that she’s been battling ovarian cancer for more than 10 years. In 2007, Frisbie says she lost a lot of weight and [Continue Reading]

An Open Letter to Those in the Midst of Florence, From Those Still Recovering from Harvey

Those of us in Houston are with you. Our hearts break while seeing the footage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. The images of destruction and unimaginable loss are all too familiar to those of us affected by Hurricane Harvey just last year. While we know the focus right now may be on meeting [Continue Reading]