After Years of Excessive Sweating, Teen Starts High School with Confidence and a Handshake

When 14-year-old Alex Malgarejo first met Dr. Matthew Harting, he didn’t greet him with a handshake. Instead, he sat through the consultation, constantly rubbing his hands on the tops of his thighs – a technique he used often. Malgarejo was suffering from a condition called hyperhidrosis, which caused persistent, excessive sweating in his palms. The [Continue Reading]

Quadruple Heart Bypass Patient Runs into his Surgeon 17 Years Later at Katy Triathlon

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a photo from a recent triathlon in Katy can’t even begin to tell the story of a very special reunion 17 years in the making. Sometimes You Can’t Outrun Genetics Back when he was 60 years old, Joe Rivera underwent quadruple bypass surgery. He says [Continue Reading]

“My brain tumor was removed, and I was awake for it.”

Blog by Rebecca Hunter Ever since I was little and learned about the 50 states, there was a small part of me that always wanted to live in Texas. Even when applying for colleges, Texas A&M University was one of my top choices.  In the end, I went where most of my friends were going: [Continue Reading]

Follow-Up Friday: Triathlete who was struck by a car returns to compete

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. Cheyenne Meyer doesn’t let anyone tell her she can’t. Her steely-eyed determination and unwavering intensity helped her get through the tough days after her accident in August 2016, [Continue Reading]

“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]