A Look Back at Our Most Popular Patient Stories in 2018

By Meredith Whittemore This year, Memorial Hermann celebrated the resiliency of the human spirit. Many of our blogs highlighted patients who overcame serious medical conditions and found themselves smiling on the other side. As 2018 comes to a close, Memorial Hermann is taking a moment to look back at some of our blog posts that resonated most with [Continue Reading]

Getting “Back Up to Speed” with a New Kind of Pacemaker

By Meredith Whittemore William Spillman has lived in Houston for more than 75 years.  While the hustle and bustle of the city has only gotten faster, Spillman’s heart hasn’t kept up. “I hadn’t felt well in quite some time. I had no energy. I was tired and falling asleep at my desk,”said Spillman, who runs a [Continue Reading]

Follow-up Friday: Twins Born Two Weeks Apart are Thriving

By Lindsey Klingensmith   On January 17, 2017, Amara Woolridge was born at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center at 24 weeks and four days gestation. Her twin brother, Arthur, stayed in utero and was born two weeks later, on January 31, 2017, at 26 weeks and four days gestation. Shortly after their birth, the twins’ mother blogged [Continue Reading]

“I’m Thankful for a Second Chance.”

By Mia Barone One in 100,000. Those are the odds of being affected by Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, causing paralysis. The syndrome, GBS for short, is characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness. In my case, this meant that in two days, I went from being [Continue Reading]

Dead for 45 minutes: Teen is giving thanks for his life

By Meredith Whittemore Nineteen-year-old Nathan Santos doesn’t remember anything about the day he died, but his sister, Miliaris, does. “My mother heard him gasping, saw him struggling for air and called me over. I called 911 and started doing CPR. I could see it in his eyes that he was gone, but that didn’t stop [Continue Reading]