Memorial Hermann Expands Efforts to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines and Health Services to Houston’s Hardest Hit Communities

By Alexandra Becker On Wednesday, March 31, Lesa Jackson sat in a large room at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Southwest Houston. Her arm felt slightly sore, but she was elated. After months of waiting, she had finally received her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I am so happy it’s finally my [Continue Reading]

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The Year Without Flu

By Alexandra Becker Late last year, amid what will likely be the worst public health crisis of our lifetimes, infectious disease experts noticed something remarkable: seasonal influenza was almost nonexistent. Just a few months prior, many of those same individuals had sent dire warnings about the upcoming flu season, particularly in light of the ongoing [Continue Reading]

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After a Sudden Stroke, a Family’s Beloved Dog Rushes to the Rescue

By Alexandra Becker The dogs had been acting strange for a few days, but Sheryl Stofel and her husband, Tony, hadn’t given it much thought. Perhaps they were just tired, or a little bored, either of which could have explained their peculiar, needy behavior. The way Sheryl remembers it, they wouldn’t leave Tony’s side, especially [Continue Reading]

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Combatting Allergies This Spring

Allergens are in the air year-round in Texas due to its warmer than average climate. However, spring is the most common season for allergies nationwide, and many Texans are likely experiencing a higher intensity of allergy symptoms during this time. “While there are a plethora of allergens common in Texas throughout the year, during the [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Donate Life Month: A Living Kidney Donation forms an Unbreakable Bond

By Alexandra Becker Cheri Longan and Jessica Palomarez have been best friends for more than two decades, working side-by-side as Labor & Delivery nurses at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. They’ve been together through some of life’s biggest triumphs and greatest challenges, but neither could have predicted the surgical procedure that would bring them even closer [Continue Reading]

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Teen survives being ejected from single car motor vehicle collision to return to school

Late last year, Sam Mills was living the carefree life of a teenager. He was active in school, he worked a part-time job that he loved and spent his free time with his four siblings, parents and friends. However, the day after Christmas 2020, the 17-year old’s life changed in an instant. Sam was heading [Continue Reading]

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