Top Ten List: 2016’s Most Heartwarming, Impactful Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on some of the blog posts that resonated most with readers. 2016 was a year of overcoming obstacles, educating the public about serious health issues and honoring those who have made an impact on the lives of others.  Here’s a chance to read the top ten posts you may have missed or relive the impact of those that touched you the most.

Remembering Our Dr. Duke


August marked the one-year anniversary of the passing of legendary trauma surgeon, Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, Jr.  The eighth installment of the Rick Smith Gallery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center honored his extraordinary career and contribution to trauma care, not only in Houston, but across the entire country.

Infant Suffers Up to Fifty Seizures One Day and Zero the Next


The highly specialized epilepsy group at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute utilized cutting-edge technology to help baby Wesley stop having epileptic seizures.

Pregnant with Breast Cancer: Marcela’s Story


The story of a woman who took on a strategic battle against breast cancer while protecting her unborn child at the same time.

Giving the Ultimate Gift: Organ Donation Unites Mom with Stranger who Received Her Son’s Heart


How a mother’s loss became another family’s hope. The importance of becoming an organ donor is illustrated through this story that’s all “heart.”

Today, and Every Day, We Celebrate Trauma Survivors


After a cyclist is hit by a car, the team at Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute refused to give up on Adessa Ellis, performing a long-shot procedure that ends up saving her life.

Taking a Leap of Faith Turns Injured Teen’s Life Around


The team at TIRR Memorial Hermann gave hope to an Arkansas family who thought they’d never see their daughter walk again after a traumatic ATV accident.

Families of NICU Babies Forge Special Bonds


After Champ spent nearly seven months in the NICU, his parents hoped to strengthen the unique fraternity that includes all families whose babies have spent time in the NICU.

Meet Houston’s Nursing Heroes


Off the clock but not off the job. Nurses from around the Memorial Hermann Health System jump into action to help those in the middle of a medical crisis.

Houston Zika Update

Dengue fever vector, mosquito biting hand.

With growing concerns over Zika, an expert physician set the record straight on the illness and its potential impact on pregnant women and their unborn babies.

An Unlikely Friendship Forged


Different in appearance, lifestyle and background, two patients at TIRR Memorial Hermann bonded over similar injuries, providing support and encouragement along the recovery process.

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