When Tina Oliver had a sudden, severe headache, she knew what it was, and what to do: Get help fast. It was Easter morning, and Dr. Tina P. Oliver was supposed to be helping direct the choir at her church. But she’d been feeling a little under the weather from what she presumed were allergies, [Continue Reading]
New Treatments Offer Relief for Prostate Enlargement. That’s Good News for Roughly Half the Population.
Virtually all men, if they live long enough, will develop an enlarged prostate. On its own, the condition isn’t a portent of larger health problems; it doesn’t raise your risk for prostate cancer, for example. But it can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, including sudden and frequent urges to urinate, especially at night, when it can [Continue Reading]
Male Breast Cancer: One Survivor Is Sharing His Experience in the Hopes That More Men Will Get Checked
Breast cancer was never far from Billy Mayo’s mind. In 2018, his wife, Teresa, underwent treatment for breast cancer; the same disease killed her mother two decades earlier. But while he worried about the disease regularly, he didn’t worry about getting it himself. In the fall of 2020, Billy, then 67, had just gotten out [Continue Reading]
Prostate Cancer: The Second Most Common Cancer in Men Can Spread Without Symptoms, But Screening Can Save Lives
Chris French’s prostate cancer diagnosis stemmed from a pain in his knee. A remodeling contractor and competitive equestrian, French had suffered for years from joint problems related to an old martial arts injury. He was set to undergo knee replacement surgery last March, but after doing the pre-surgery bloodwork, he got surprising news from his [Continue Reading]
Inspiration: Single mother who suffered spinal cord injury in attack doesn’t let that stop her from achieving great things
Shows her children the importance of persistence in the face of adversity Brittany Morris remembers playing dead in 2019 while she was being attacked with a knife by an ex-boyfriend. Her two toddlers watched, frozen with fear. “I was just praying that God didn’t allow me to die in front of my children,” she says. [Continue Reading]
Frequent Flyers: In Its 46th Year, Life Flight Is Saving Lives. Sometimes the Same Life Twice.
Most people go their whole lives without having the kind of catastrophic medical emergency that puts them in a Memorial Hermann Life Flight helicopter. Brian Bremser has had two. In 1979, just three years after Life Flight was founded, 15-year-old Bremser was critically injured in a car wreck. The accident killed his 17-year-old friend, who [Continue Reading]
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