Turning the Tables on Diabetes

  Dustin Hopson knows firsthand the impact diabetes can have on someone’s life. “I’ve seen diabetes slowly take away my mother’s quality of life over time. As a severe diabetic, she takes multiple shots a day and has even lost vision in one of her eyes. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I [Continue Reading]

Follow-up Friday: James Burke’s Having a Ball

It’s Follow-Up Friday, when we check in on our former patients.  Today, we are reintroducing you to a patient you first met back in 2013. Wait until you hear what he’s up to now! James Burke doesn’t remember the exact date of his first seizure. He does remember the six seizures he experienced while at [Continue Reading]

Follow-Up Friday: Pregnant with Breast Cancer

On Follow-Up Friday, we revisit one of our memorable patient stories previously featured on Memorial Hermann’s EverydayWell Blog and share an update on their road to recovery. In August 2015, Marcela Rodriguez noticed a lump on her breast when she was 19 weeks pregnant with her third child. This led to a breast cancer diagnosis [Continue Reading]

“I Never Thought I’d Ride Again After a Total Hip Replacement.”

As Lisa settled into the leather saddle and tightened her legs around the sides of a 1,200-pound sport horse, she reflected back on a day, eight weeks ago, when she thought she would never ride her beloved horse — or any horse ever again. Lisa had been an avid equestrian all her life, as well [Continue Reading]

This 12-Year-Old Boy Had a Stroke. Here’s Why…

“Mom, what does a migraine feel like?” That was the question 12-year-old Luc Wehby asked his mother, Jacquie Wehby, last May after a long day at school. Jacquie told Luc that their family didn’t have a history of migraines, but she did explain the basic symptoms and gave Luc an ibuprofen before bed. The next [Continue Reading]

Back in the Saddle After Surviving Two Heart Attacks

An American suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds according to the American Heart Association. Texas rancher Clifford Vacek, 70, fell victim to this statistic not once, but twice. In 2004,  Vacek had started his job as the Honorable Clifford Vacek, judge of the 400th district court in Fort Bend County.  New to the bench, [Continue Reading]