Building a Healthier Community Starts with Healthier Kids

In 1996, when Carol Paret oversaw the launch of the Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools program at the WAVE and Kruse Health Centers in the Pasadena Independent School District, her rationale was simple, but poignant: “There was a need.” Now celebrating 20 years of keeping uninsured and underserved students healthy and in school where they can [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Remembering Our Dr. Duke

As Eric von Wenckstern browsed Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s newest gallery display, he said, “Wow, it’s great to hear his voice again.” The voice von Wenckstern referred to was that of the late UTHealth trauma surgeon, Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, Jr.  A video showcasing highlights of Dr. Duke’s nationally syndicated news program, Texas Health Reports, [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Breast Density and Why It Matters

When your doctor orders a more advanced form of mammography because you have “dense” breasts, should you be concerned? For what you need to know, we chatted with Anne C. Kushwaha, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Hermann Upper Kirby Breast Center, Memorial Hermann Southwest Memorial Breast Center and Memorial Hermann Bobetta Lindig Memorial City [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Turning Tragedy into Hope for Suicide Headache Sufferers

Although believed to be rare, cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headache and, for that reason, are also sometimes referred to as “suicide headaches.” Houstonians Pam and Jimmy Erwin know only too well how debilitating and life-changing cluster headaches and migraines can be.  Their son, Will, suffered from cluster headaches. With [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma