Ali Vise

A Novel Way to Treat Sleep Apnea

Joy Helminski was first diagnosed with sleep apnea six years ago and was prescribed a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. With her small features, she had difficulty finding a mask to fit her face.  “My doctor said I’d have more energy, feel better, and that the CPAP would help my blood pressure,” said Helminski, [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Ali Vise

Ali Vise

Cheating Death: Minimally Invasive Procedure Helps Reduce Man’s Serious Stroke Risk

By Meredith Whittemore In some ways, Harold Peeples feels like he cheated death. “When I saw the image of my carotid artery, it was scary. It looked like almost no blood was making it through and I felt like I could have a stroke any minute,” Peeples said. Peeples had felt tired for an extended [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

“I will not be afraid of the sun.” — Tackling Melanoma with Courage

By Meredith Whittemore On average, the Houston area has 204 sunny days.  For each of those days, Sabrina Farber has to tackle an inner battle against fear that her melanoma may return. “Once you’ve had a diagnosis of melanoma, it almost makes you afraid of the sun. One day I told myself, ‘Forget this. I [Continue Reading]

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