Health

National Sleep Foundation Announces Leading Brands Participating in First-Ever Sleep Show®, Including Philips, Mattress Firm, Happiest Baby

The three-day expo brings together industry leaders to highlight sleep’s newest products, technology and thinking ARLINGTON, Va. – January 17, 2019 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today unveils a diverse slate of brands, including Philips, Mattress Firm, and Happiest Baby, participating in the first-ever Sleep Show®. The Sleep Show is set for March 8-10, 2019 and is expected to draw thousands to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Leading companies will present […]

Hundreds of Houstonians to Climb Notable Skyscraper in Fight For Air Climb

Training, Team Building Begin for the Fight For Air Climb HOUSTON – (January 17, 2019) – Training, team building and fundraising have already begun for a stair climbing event at the 1001 Fannin Building in downtown Houston. The American Lung Association in Texas announced that registration is open for the Fight For Air Climb, set for Saturday, April 6. B-roll is available here for download. The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Provides Family Recreational Areas Through Its Community Centered Health Homes Initiative

NAM presents Karya Property Management with a check to provide Family Recreational Areas. HOUSTON— On Friday, January 25 Northwest Assistance Ministries and Karya Property Management will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Family Recreational Areas for Karya Properties Buena Vista and Casa del Mar apartments.  The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Buena Vista Family Recreational Area located at 2402 Bammelwood Dr. Houston, TX 77014. NAM’s Pediatric Health Center is collaborating […]

Complication rates and costs of invasive lung cancer diagnostic tests may be higher than anticipated

Ya Chen Tina Shih, Ph.D.

Study underscores importance of sharing risks with patients considering lung cancer screening HOUSTON ― Complication rates following invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities were twice as high in the community setting compared to those reported in lung cancer screening trials, and associated downstream costs ranged from $6,320 to $56,845 on average, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The researchers believe the findings, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, reinforce […]

24th Annual Periwinkle Cycle “Let the Good Times Roll” Returns on February 23

Houstonians are invited to the annual bike-a-thon to raise awareness for programs benefitting children touched by cancer WHAT:            Families, children, supporters and avid cyclists are invited to lace up their sneakers and spin away on Saturday, February 23 in a family-friendly fitness competition to support The Periwinkle Foundation during the 24rd Annual Periwinkle Cycle presented by White Oak Energy. Teams of four will compete in this indoor cycling challenge in 30 minute heats to raise funds and awareness […]

Women Don’t Ignore These 5 Symptoms

Steffanie Campbell, M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Chief of Internal Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic It’s well known that women tend to care more about the healthcare needs of those around them and often put their own health on the back burner. It’s essential that women of all ages meet and develop a relationship with a primary care doctor and an OB/GYN and make an appointment when feeling under the weather. But diligence isn’t just checking the boxes for […]

Every drop counts. Give blood today!  

[Katy, TX, January 9, 2019] – Your Total Foot Care Specialist and The Toasted Yolk Katy in partnership with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive.  The event will be held Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the main Katy location of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, 23230 Red River Drive, Katy TX 77494. The Toasted Yolk Katy, a breakfast brunch/lunch café located at 98 W. […]

New Sponsors Join Houston Marathon Weekend of Events and Existing Partners Increase their Support

Houston (Jan. 10, 2019) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) is pleased to announce new sponsorship support for its annual weekend of events. The 2019 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events boasts increased partnership from both Chevron Corporation and Aramco Services Company with their co-sponsorship of the We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron. “We’ve been a proud title sponsor of the Chevron Houston Marathon for 14 years,” said Jeff Shellebarger, President of Chevron […]

“Rhythm Is The Answer” Launches Musical Autism Event On Saturday      

Saturday marks the first “Rhythm is the Answer” community event to benefit children with autism. Lori Clifton, a mother of a 10-year-old boy with high-functioning Autism, is bringing the hand drum and dance communities together to teach autistic kids how to dance and drum for therapy and fun.    Clifton is working together with Just Danze, a new dance studio in the Highway 249 and FM1960 area, and Greg Powell, the founder and leader of […]

Novel biomarker appears predictive of outcome in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancers

Curtis Pickering

Gene signature may allow clinicians to better stratify patients and reduce treatment intensity to lower side effectshuman papillomavirus (HPV) in head and neck cancers, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a gene signature associated with treatment response and survival in patients. Rather than simply classifying tumors as HPV-positive or HPV-negative, this biomarker may one day enable clinicians to better predict patient outcomes, ultimately allowing for reduced treatment intensity to minimize severe side effects. […]