Health

With Mommy At Lacenterra

Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus  HOUSTON – August 21, 2017 – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announces the return of Mondays with Mommy, Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Mondays with Mommy is a monthly program that provides an educational journey for children through the use of music and movement.  LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is proud to have Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus as a returning sponsor of the Mondays with Mommy program. […]

Oy Vey! It’s a 5K at the J

 The Abramson family is preparing for the J’s Oy Vey! 5K family fun-run event Sunday, Septemeber 17, 2017 at Godwin Park.

Houston, TX – The Abramson family has figured it out. Like any parent, Brian and Lori Abramson want their children to make healthy choices, give back to their community and put family first. They get to demonstrate all three values by particpaitng together in the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston Oy Vey! 5K family fun-run event Sunday, Septemeber 17, 2017 at Godwin Park in the heart of Meyerland. Proceeds from the event will support the J […]

New SpineScreen app helps parents detect signs of scoliosis in kids

Shriners Hospitals for Children encourages parents to add screenings to their back-to-school routine HOUSTON, TX (August 15, 2017) – Parents can now check their child’s spine for possible signs of scoliosis with the new app SpineScreen developed by Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Available for free on the App Store and Google Play, SpineScreen detects curves when the phone is moved along a child’s back, giving parents a quick, informal way to regularly monitor their child’s […]

MD Anderson receives $7.5 million in CPRIT funding for research and facility support

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this week was awarded $7.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The awards included $3.8 million for early translational, individual investigator and high-risk/high-impact research, and $3.7 million for core facility support. Since its inception, CPRIT has awarded $1.89 billion in grants for cancer research, of which MD Anderson has received more than 20 percent. The agency began making awards in 2009 after […]

The Importance of Using Booster Seats  

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all.  In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child.  And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash.  Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of […]

2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk

2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk, Benefiting American Heart Association, Set For Saturday, Oct. 28 In The Texas Medical Center WHAT:          Healthy doesn’t have to be spooky! Over 40,000 Houstonians will lace up their sneakers the weekend before Halloween, to rally behind the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk on Oct. 28, 2017. For the second year in a row, the Houston […]

Staying Hydrated in the Summertime

By Dr. Vincent Nelson, Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of South Texas With soaring summer temperatures in Texas, it’s important to stay hydrated. According to the National Hydration Council, dehydration is defined as “a lack of water in the body resulting from inadequate intake of fluids or excessive loss.” Hydration is particularly important for children, as they have higher water requirements in relation to their body weight than adults do. Kids don’t always recognize the early […]

H-E-B Joins MD Anderson To Help End Cancer

H-E-B launches another statewide fundraising effort; last year’s campaign raised more than $400,000 for cancer patient care and research (SAN ANTONIO) — H-E-B is launching a fundraising campaign with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to help create a future free from cancer. Beginning Aug. 16 and running through Sept. 12, H-E-B customers will have the opportunity to make $1, $3 and $5 donations at the register.  During last year’s campaign, H-E-B raised […]

Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy

By Dr. Vincent Nelson, Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of South Texas Another school year is beginning, and for many parents that presents the challenge of trying to figure out what to pack in their children’s lunch boxes. Even boxes filled with loving care can contain cookies or chips or other easy, unhealthy options. A fun, healthy lunch or after-school snack – including a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins – doesn’t have to […]