An Innovative Surgical Procedure Improves the Prosthesis Experience

On Sept. 7, 2017, Curtis Kindred, Jr., was involved in a traumatic industrial crane accident at work. Known as a “rigger,” Kindred helped assemble large cranes for heavy lifts on construction sites. That day, a 20,000-pound crane block fell on him, crushing his right arm and hand and completely severing his left leg above the [Continue Reading]

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As a Doctor and a Ukrainian, My Heart Breaks for the Humanitarian Crisis that is Unfolding

By Dr. Kateryna Komarovskiy, a Houston-based Endocrinologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Medicine runs in my blood. My great grandfather was a pharmacist, my grandfather was a family doctor and my mother a cardiologist. From when I was a child, I knew that I, too, wanted to become a doctor. I was 9 years old when [Continue Reading]

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Radioembolization (Y-90) Offers Hope to Patients with Primary Liver Cancer

Riccky Friloux knows overcoming challenges in life takes patience, perseverance and a positive attitude. This mindset helped Friloux, a 67-year-old grandfather, stay strong when faced with circumstances that tested his strength. Friloux, a two-time cancer survivor, beat throat cancer in 2004, and two years ago, he survived primary liver cancer.  “I felt that something just [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on National Nutrition Month: Meet Kim and Sarah, Health Coaches at Memorial Hermann

Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month® to bring attention and awareness to the importance of developing healthy eating habits and incorporating physical activity into daily routines. Below, Kim Collins, RDN, LD, and Sarah Sagullo, RDN, LD, who work as health coaches with Memorial Hermann’s Employee Wellness team, [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Employee Presented with U.S. Department of Defense’s Patriot Award

In early March, Kenia Perez, the patient escort coordinator at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, received a distinguish honor at work. Although her dedication to her team is widely recognized within her facility, this award was especially notable, as it came from the U.S. Department of Defense. Perez was presented with the Patriot Award [Continue Reading]

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After a Liver Cancer Diagnosis, Radioembolization (Y-90) Gave James a Second Chance at Life

James Thias enjoys the simple things in life. He loves spending quality time with his wife, his two grown children, and his 2-year-old and 6-year-old grandsons. Two years ago, however, James never thought he would be alive today to cherish these moments. Now, he believes miracles can happen. “I was diagnosed with primary liver cancer [Continue Reading]

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