Spotlight on Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Chad Waligura Guides Others into the Great Outdoors

By Alexandra Becker Chad Waligura grew up in the small town of El Campo, TX, where he spent his weekends and summers exploring the great outdoors on his grandparents’ farm. When he was 12 years old, his father took him duck hunting—a transformative experience that reinforced what would grow into a lifelong love of nature. [Continue Reading]

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by Honoring Patients, Staff

By Alexandra Becker In January 2019, Susan Slovak’s life as she knew it changed within days after she was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a condition in which a person’s immune system begins suddenly attacking their nerves, often leading to paralysis. Slovak’s case was both aggressive and severe. “Everything from the top of my head [Continue Reading]

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With Flu Season Approaching, Doctors Urge Families Everywhere to Get their Annual Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker As schools across Greater Houston have settled into a new year and hints of cooler breezes signal the start of fall, pediatricians and primary care physicians are bracing themselves for the beginning of flu season. This year, as hospitals continue to navigate the devastating effects of the last 18 months while treating [Continue Reading]

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With Hundreds of Thousands of Houstonians Without Power from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Memorial Hermann Urges Safe Generator Usage

By Alexandra Becker Although the Greater Houston region was mostly spared from widespread flooding and catastrophic structural damage from Hurricane Nicholas (which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm), nearly 500,000 households woke up without power. As of Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint Energy has stated that some of those outages may last several days. For [Continue Reading]

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A Doctor’s Plea to the Community: Do Your Part and Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Dr. Jayavani Moodley, Medical Director, Integrated Hospital Medicine, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Last week, my son started kindergarten. Unfortunately, what could have been a normal, exciting experience for both him and us is now something marked by anxiety and fear due to the delta variant. What’s hard as a physician is knowing I can’t [Continue Reading]

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A Retired Veterinarian Gains a New Lease on Life after Lifesaving Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann

By Alexandra Becker For 50 years, Dr. Alfred Wehner worked as a trusted veterinarian in Beaumont, TX, caring for beloved dogs, cats and other small animals. At age 71, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of running a ranch, and in 2019, he retired to his 250-acre property in Woodville, approximately 60 miles north [Continue Reading]

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