Survivor of ‘widow maker’ heart attack shares story

By Natasha Barrett At 39 years old, Will had three marathons under his belt and was actively training for his fourth. Running long distance kept him healthy and, so he thought, would help him fight off heart disease, which ran in his family. “My father passed almost 23 years ago at age 51. I do [Continue Reading]

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“I honestly forget I had surgery” – Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Relieves Patient’s Pain

By Drew Munhausen After receiving steroid injections to relieve pain in her left shoulder, Maryann Tumlinson knew that this wasn’t the solution she could rely on. Tumlinson had been experiencing pain in her shoulder since April 2018. “Lifting and holding my little great grandchildren was becoming extremely difficult,” Tumlinson said. “I began to have trouble [Continue Reading]

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A COVID-19 Patient Finds Peace after Being Baptized at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

by: Alexandra Becker Robin Broxson received the call in early August. COVID-19 was still surging in Houston, and Broxson, a chaplain with Memorial Hermann Health System, was doing all she could to help her patients, and their families, hold on to hope.  As Broxson listened, the voice on the other end told her about a [Continue Reading]

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Why I Decided To Give Back

Six years ago, Kel Mabatah sustained a traumatic brain injury after being brutally attacked while in Nigeria. Mabatah was in a coma for nearly a week, and the incident left him completely paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak. After undergoing emergency surgery in Nigeria, he returned to Houston and was admitted to [Continue Reading]

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Esbedy’s Journey: Battling COVID-19 while pregnant

by: Jade Waddy Esbedy Reyes’ journey to become a mom for the third time was one she looked forward to. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she practiced caution in order to protect herself and her unborn daughter. “I knew I was considered high-risk so I was very careful about where I was going and who [Continue Reading]

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“A Second Chance At Life” UTHealth Surgeons at Memorial Hermann are First in Texas to Perform Double Lung Transplant on Patient Whose Lungs Were Damaged by COVID-19

by: George Kovacik Francisco Medellin is a retired construction worker who was going about living his life, enjoying his nine children and 32 grandchildren and taking care of his wife. Back in June, however, life threw him a curve ball. The 70-year old began experiencing breathing problems. He went to his primary care doctor and [Continue Reading]

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