For this Cancer Survivor, Life Began at 67

For Jean Joseph, life began when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017 at age 67. She’d been sleepwalking through life for three years, reeling from the death of her only child — and best friend – Laura, at 44, from endometrial cancer. “To stand helpless over my daughter dying in her living room [Continue Reading]

Living to Race Another Day: A Triathlete’s Story

“I’m fine.” That is what 48-year-old Alexander “Alex” Corredor kept telling his doctor and paramedics as they rushed him to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.  Lucky for Alex, they knew better. Flashback to several weeks earlier.  Alex had been suffering from dizziness and feeling tired for weeks. The three-time IRONMAN triathlete could barely run 100 feet [Continue Reading]

Back to Feeling “Healthy & Spry” After Suffering a Carotid Artery Blockage

Lake Houston resident Sigrid Didonato loved to smoke, and for years enjoyed a cup of coffee and cigarettes each morning. Though she eventually quit, her years of daily use caught up to her. What she didn’t know at the time was her history of smoking combined with genetics and other risk factors were putting her [Continue Reading]

Battling Congestive Heart Failure at 29: A Young Mom’s Story

A year after having her first child, Erika Abbott received a diagnosis that shocked her doctors. At 29, the active, new mom considered herself in good health however, at night she found herself struggling to breathe. Initially doctors in the city where she was living at the time believed she had bronchitis, but after months [Continue Reading]

“I couldn’t eat a single meal without bellowing in agony.”

This month, we’ve been bringing you a variety of heart-related stories in recognition of American Heart Month.  Today’s blog shines a light on a lesser known heart and vascular condition called Mesenteric Artery Ischemia (MAI).  It can cause severe pain for those with this rare but treatable condition. Most common in adults over age 60, [Continue Reading]

No Longer Living in the Dark After Receiving Houston’s First Bionic Eye

Lidia Lopez knew from a young age that she had a degenerative eye disease that would cause her eyesight to deteriorate over time. By the time she was 50 years old, her vision was completely gone. At 61 years old in 2018, Lidia was living in total darkness. However, new technology is bringing some light [Continue Reading]