A Seizure, a Misdiagnosis, and a Brand New Truck: How One Five-Year-Old Found Her Way to Houston for Specialized Surgery for a Rare Brain Mass

By Alexandra Becker Tony Dingler’s voice still shakes in disbelief when he begins to tell the story. His daughter, Victoria, had just turned five—a big milestone for a little girl. Full of energy and sass, she spent her days coloring, dancing, speeding up and down the driveway on her scooter, and begrudgingly going to her [Continue Reading]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Looking for a Cure

By: McKenna Gazzier A person’s ability to think, act, or speak is altered by Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of memory and other brain functions, leading to a steady decrease in a person’s ability to function in their daily life. While researchers across the world are working to better understand this disease, and, someday, develop [Continue Reading]

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This One’s For the Skeptics

For many of us, the COVID-19 vaccine was a vial of hope—a promise of getting back to normalcy and brighter days ahead. But for others, the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine was met with skepticism, doubt and even downright animosity. If you fall into the latter category, perhaps identifying as someone who is [Continue Reading]

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The CDC Has Updated Its Guidance for Back-to-School: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools. According to the CDC, students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall of 2021 is a priority. “These updates take into account many of the things we have learned over the [Continue Reading]

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Happily Ever After: Memorial Hermann Sonographer Shares Weight Loss Surgery Success Story

By Alexandra Becker The bride beamed as she walked down the aisle, clutching her bouquet of wildflowers. Today, she was marrying the love of her life, their combined four children were officially becoming siblings, and she was, in every sense of the word, happy. Had her wedding taken place just a few months earlier, however, [Continue Reading]

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A Letter of Appreciation

By: Aaron “Russell” Knapp After an unexpected open-heart procedure, a patient at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center penned the following letter of appreciation to the physicians and staff who saved his life. I have a story about my visit to your hospital that I strongly feel needs [Continue Reading]

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