HealthLeader

An Online Wellness Magazine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Health Topics - Surgery

A Shocking Diagnosis: One patient’s journey from early heart failure to lifesaving, innovative procedure

Cory Welch appreciates his second chance at life....

Out of Options: Expectant mother finds life through innovative heart procedure

When Cecilia Figueroa decided in early 2017 that she wanted to have a child, she had to be more careful than most. A perilous medical history included six years of dialysis, a kidney transplant, and a transplanted aortic valve in her heart — the original valve a casualty of high calcium caused by her kidney troubles....

The Overlooked Organ: We don’t often think about our livers until it could be too late

About this time last year, Jeff Lake had his first inkling something was wrong. The normally energetic husband, and father of two, twin teenage girls, couldn’t sleep at night. He started taking naps. And he began gaining weight, so much so that a pair of pants bought in October wouldn’t button closed in November....

Better With Age: More durable implant makes for longer-lasting hip replacements

When Mark Contrestano of San Antonio started feeling pain in his left hip, he knew it might be something serious. He has been a senior sales representative for a large medical device company for 25 years and knows a thing or two about human anatomy. ...