“My name is Gwen Stevens and I am an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Because of Two Saving Graces.”

For National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve asked Gwen Stevens to share her story.  You’ll see that her journey to diagnosis was very similar to others, however, she uncovered two saving graces that she says changed her outcome.  This is her story. While my cancer journey began in June 2015, I’m going to back up [Continue Reading]

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Increased Confidence and Fewer Treatments

If Mike Spillane had to choose one word to describe his prostate cancer journey, it would be confident. “I can honestly say that throughout my cancer journey, from diagnoses to treatment, every doctor I spoke to instilled confidence in me that I would be able to beat this,” remembers Spillane. Like the 160,000 men the [Continue Reading]

Living Free of AFib: Like Father, Like Daughter

  Kathryn Roudebush says the only positive thing to come out of her father dealing with a decade of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation (AFib) was that she was familiar with the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure when she developed  the same heart condition earlier this year. Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can [Continue Reading]

Going Back to School with New Hips.

After 33 years as a physical education coach, Eddie Carlton was considering retirement or taking a classroom job because severe hip pain was slowing him down.  A former college athlete, Carlton had difficulty putting his socks on as his pain steadily worsened.  To ease the pain, he sometimes taught his PE classes while seated and [Continue Reading]

Look at these Bright New Stars Born During Today’s Eclipse

It was a total eclipse of the melt-your-heart day at Memorial Hermann hospitals around the Greater Houston area. While many people were staring upwards at the closest star in our solar system, new parents were looking down at the bright, shining additions to their families. These eclipse-day babies are pictured sporting sunglasses to commemorate the [Continue Reading]

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety: One Woman’s Story

Lizeth Martinez loved her life.  She was happily married to her high school sweetheart and had never experienced depression of any kind, that is until after the birth of her son when she was diagnosed with postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA).  This is her story in her own words. I feel as if [Continue Reading]