“My first year as a recovering alcoholic.”

To raise awareness of alcohol addiction, we continue our series of blogs written by people in recovery.  According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.  Over 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence [Continue Reading]

“How I went from NICU nurse to NICU mom.”

By Krysten C. Webber BSN, RN, Data Coordinator Thirteen years ago, I started my career as a nurse in the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for one reason: I love working with babies and their families. Babies are so innocent and fragile, and I knew my calling was in caring for [Continue Reading]

Think you’re safe from fatty liver disease? Think again.

An excerpt from “The Overlooked Organ” by Anissa Anderson Orr. It was the fall of 2015 when Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband and father of twin teenage girls couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair [Continue Reading]

“My name is Mary and I’m an alcoholic.”

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, it was established in 1987 to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. Often, the best way to raise awareness and inspire others is by sharing a personal story, which is what Mary, a former [Continue Reading]

“Four seconds is all it takes: The day my daughter nearly drowned.”

By Elizabeth Nuño, mom of four and wife to ABC sportscaster David Nuño On Monday, July 14, 2014, my daughter almost drowned. That evening, we were at our backyard neighbors’ house for a BBQ and swimming.  Our then 6-year-old twin boys knew how to swim and had one season of swim team under their belts. [Continue Reading]

Battling a Brain Tumor While Pregnant

By Danielle Endres In 2012, I was given news that would change our lives. I was diagnosed with Acoustic Neuroma, a benign tumor on the acoustic nerve in the brain. It was already large at about 3 cm and I was to have surgery as soon as possible. Within the next few weeks I would [Continue Reading]