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]

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This Flu Season Could Be a Bad One. Vaccines Can Help.

The flu has already started spreading in the Houston area. This earlier-than-usual start to the season, coupled with high case numbers in the Southern Hemisphere, are indicators that this year’s flu season may be a rough one, public health experts warn. The flu vaccine is our best defense: It prevents millions of illnesses every year, [Continue Reading]

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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]

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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]

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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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