After Brandy Mills contracted COVID-19 in the summer of 2021, she spent more than three months in the hospital. She could barely get out of bed. She lost 50 pounds. And her lungs quit working. Today, she’s back on her feet, thanks to a double lung transplant she received at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center over [Continue Reading]
Roadside Assistance: A Memorial Hermann oncology nurse made a lifesaving detour on her way to work.
Dioni Lopez, RN, was on her way to work one morning when the highway traffic came to a sudden stop. She worried briefly about being late for her 8:30 a.m. meeting. Then she saw a man lying in the roadway, and all she could think was: “How can I help?” The man, a motorcyclist, appeared [Continue Reading]
Health Safety Tips for Freezing Temperatures
By Alexandra Becker Winter is about to hit Houston—hard—with even a rare chance of snow on Monday. But for those of us used to 60-degree Decembers, a forecast in the 20s and 30s can be daunting. Here are our top tips for staying safe during Texas’ version of an “arctic blast.” Dress in warm layers. [Continue Reading]
Coping with Loss at the Holidays
The holidays can be a difficult time, especially for anyone who has recently — or not so recently — lost a loved one. Missing someone is always hard, but the loss can feel even more glaring when you’re surrounded by holiday gatherings and celebrations. And while grief and loneliness can strike at any time, the [Continue Reading]
Fatty liver disease can do lasting damage without causing symptoms. Here’s how to get it in check.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease often flies under the radar. The condition, a buildup of excess fat in the liver, typically causes no symptoms, so many people who have it don’t know they have it. But it’s one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States. The National Institutes of Health estimates [Continue Reading]
Hidden Dangers of the Holidays: How to Avoid Common Seasonal Accidents and Injuries
The holidays are a time of celebration, but in the midst of the preparation and decoration, travel and gatherings, you may come across unexpected hazards that can put you and your family in harm’s way. Samuel Prater, MD, an associate professor with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and medical director of the Memorial Hermann-Texas [Continue Reading]
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