Health

Harris County Fire Marshal Encourages Heating Safety

Harris County – With temperatures across Harris County expected to dip below freezing, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office encourages residents to practice heating safety. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths but can be prevented by following a few fire safety precautions. “We encourage all residents to test their smoke alarms and know two ways out of every space,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. “Smoke alarms are […]

Family caregivers save Texas billions of dollars

Bob Jackson is the director of AARP Texas.

by Bob Jackson, AARP Texas November is National Caregivers Month, a good time to remember that caregiving affects us all in deeply personal ways. In the words of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” The typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old female taking care of […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Kelsey-Seybold Pediatricians Share Top Picks for Kids Under 10

List reflects gifting traditions of yesteryear: experiences, analog toys/games, books rank highest HOUSTON (Nov. 13, 2018) – Holiday gift-giving season is here, and for many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, it can be challenging to find gifts for the children in their lives. Too often, gift givers find themselves wading through a sea of toys at their local big box or online stores.  For children under the age of 10, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic pediatricians believe in gifts that inspire […]

Combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy effective in Phase II leukemia study

Naval Daver, M.D.

Azacitidine and nivolumab therapy results in complete remission for 22 percent of patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia; biomarkers found for patients likely to respond HOUSTON ― A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results from the […]

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Again Awarded Pathway to Excellence® Designation

pictured L to R: Valerie Howell, Magnet Program Manager; Mary Wickizer, Education Resource Specialist; Angelle Rhemann, Education Resource Specialist; Stephany Coleman, Education Director

KATY, Texas (Nov. 6, 2018) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was again awarded the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  The designation is given to healthcare organizations that create work environments in which nurses can flourish and feel empowered, and is a testament to professional satisfaction among nurses.  It also identifies best places to work for nurses.  Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann also have […]

Free Microchip Offer in Rosenberg

Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic, a local non-profit, volunteer-run organization announces its last microchipping event for the year, and it is going to be a BIG one! In memory of Harveigh’s Story, Fort Bend Pets Alive donated 100 microchips to Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic! At the Saturday, November 10 event, the group will offer ONE FREE MICROCHIP PER FAMILY PET, and $5.00 for EACH ADDITIONAL PET (while supplies last). Saturday, November 10 Hosted by City of Rosenberg 9 AM ·12 PM […]

Mayde Creek Loses two students

Dear Parent, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. Earlier today, we were informed of the loss of two students who attend our school. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students. Mayde Creek High School and Katy ISD have a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs […]

Aristoi Classical Academy Seniors To Host Community Wide Blood Drive

KATY, TX— Twelfth-grade students at Aristoi Classical Academy, a public charter school located in historic Katy, will host a community-wide blood drive on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at its Upper School campus, located at 5610 Morton Road, Katy, TX. This is the second time ACA seniors have hosted this event, the first occurring last spring, with collection efforts doubling expectations. Twelfth-grade Anatomy and Physiology students host the blood drive […]

Free Vaccinations And Dental Screenings

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center to offer free flu shots, immunizations and dental checkups to Fort Bend children Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9 a.m.   The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Houston/Galveston have joined forces to bring free medical and dental mobile clinics to children in Fort Bend County. Free immunizations and dental screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Fort […]

November 15th is World Cord Blood Day:  A COTA Family is Forever Grateful for Their Daughter’s Cord Blood Donor

COTA Kid Sophie Lee Cord Blood Transplant Recipient

  November 1, 2018 — November 15th is World Cord Blood Day, which is a day used to highlight the fact that more than 35,000 cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide since 1988 to treat more than 80    life-threatening diseases. Yet cord blood is still thrown away as medical waste in the majority of births nationwide. An Arizona transplant family is extremely grateful the cord blood they needed to save their daughter’s life was donated, instead of […]