Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor is Beating the Odds and Helping to Alert Others

Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to catch early. College Park High School graduate Haley Houston, 23, can personally attest to the difficulty of diagnosing ovarian cancer. Last December, as she was planning her wedding to her high school sweetheart, she received a shocking diagnosis that would change her life forever. According to [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

What I Learned at H.A.P.P.Y. Summer Boot Camp

The concept of H.A.P.P.Y. Summer Boot Camp is simple: Promote healthy attitudes in youth and make it fun. Created by  Memorial Hermann’s Community Benefit Corporation, H.A.P.P.Y.  stands for Healthy Attitudes Promoting Positive Youth.    The camp strives to impact the physical as well as mental health of students who are identified as overweight or at risk [Continue Reading]

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Champions of Tomorrow Cheer on Team USA

They may not carry a torch or wear a gold medal or train with the world’s best coaches, but our patients are champions too: breaking barriers, rising above their own personal challenges and pushing themselves to the limit every single day — just like the men and women in Rio. To us, they’re all winners. And as the Americans continue to dominate [Continue Reading]

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Advice from a Stroke Survivor: Don’t Wait to Get Help.

Duane Haas is a walking testimonial about stroke and recovery. In January 2013, Haas suffered multiple strokes causing him to lose his peripheral vision and his sense of taste. The debilitating consequences of the stroke caused his confidence to wane along with his independence. Fast-forward three years and Haas is a stroke survivor singing praises [Continue Reading]

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Striking Back at Cancer: Susan’s Story

When author and healthcare activist Elizabeth Edwards lost her battle with breast cancer in December 2010, it was a stark reminder for Susan Kramer to schedule her yearly mammogram.  Just weeks later, she walked into the Bobetta Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center fully expecting to leave with a clean [Continue Reading]

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When Juvenile Arthritis Strikes Your Child

Allie Guerino was just 9 years old when she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. After suffering with extreme swelling in her joints, her family initially thought it would take months to get an appointment because of the shortage of pediatric rheumatologists. Anxious to get his daughter quick treatment, Allie’s father sent an email to [Continue Reading]

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