Early Intervention: How Memorial Hermann is Putting Mental Health Top of Mind

By Shannon Dillon Forty-seven million. That’s the number of U.S. adults who experienced a mental illness in 2018, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While depression and anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions experienced, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, personality disorders, trauma and eating disorders can also interfere with daily activities and [Continue Reading]

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He Sees No Barriers: A Houston Man Loses His Sight But Not His Sense of Adventure

By Alyson Ward Michael McCulloch has always been an adventurer. As a boy, he rode his bike fast and flew off steep ramps; he jumped off the roof using a sheet as a parachute. But he most liked to climb to the top of a cottonwood tree his dad had planted in the yard. When [Continue Reading]

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Teen Athlete Born with Spina Bifida Represents Team USA in Wheelchair Racing

By Jade Waddy When you see Jacob Allen, 18, racing around the track you would never know he’s only been competing for three years. The Ukraine-born athlete was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. But that hasn’t stopped Allen from displaying tremendous athleticism [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Preparing For a Marathon after Losing 215 Pounds

By Drew Munhausen A challenge to eat 18 hot dogs in one sitting at a Houston Astros game eventually led Amer Ismail to completely change his lifestyle. Healthy eating and a more active exercise routine led Ismail to lose more than 215 pounds. Ismail always dreamed of living an active lifestyle. According to Ismail, he [Continue Reading]

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Battling Male Breast Cancer at 90 Years Old: Ray’s Story

By Drew Munhausen At 90 years old, Ray Voelker has had his share of routine health challenges. But in In July 2019, Voelker received a diagnosis he didn’t see coming: breast cancer. “I was blessed that I hadn’t experienced many serious health problems for most of my 90 years,” Voelker said. “I try to stay [Continue Reading]

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Astros’ Smallest Fans Show Their Support with the Help of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

By Alyson Ward Some people are just born to be Houston Astros fans. That includes the newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who all got tiny Astros T-shirts this month to celebrate the team’s run to the World Series. When Houston’s home team advanced to the American League [Continue Reading]

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