Health

Peace of Mind Foundation offering free events for OCD Awareness Week

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13, 2018 WHAT: OCD Awareness Week is happening worldwide to raise much-needed awareness for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Peace of Mind Foundation is dedicated to helping those suffering from OCD and other related disorders get connected to resources and support. During #OCDWeek2018, Peace of Mind Foundation will be offering free educational webinars including advocacy, treatment, and professional training. Peace of Mind Foundation extends the invitation to anyone in Houston, Texas, for […]

Harris County Confirms First West Nile Virus Associated Death

HOUSTON – Harris County Public Health (HCPH)  has confirmed a West Nile virus (WNV) related death in Harris County, making it the first WNV-associated death in the county and in the state of Texas for 2018. The patient, whose identity will remain confidential, had underlying chronic health conditions, and is a 45-54 year-old male from Southwest Harris County. “We are devastated to report the first West Nile virus-associated death, and our hearts go out to […]

2018 Jeans & Jewels Luncheon & Style Show Raises Nearly $80000

HOUSTON— On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) honored real estate mogul and community philanthropist Pam Hughes at the 2018 Jeans & Jewels Luncheon & Style Show. Over 410 people joined NAM at Shirley Acres and nearly $80,000 was raised for NAM’s Pediatric Health Center.  It was an afternoon filled with fun, friends, and bling! “NAM is a special place and the Pediatric Health Center is dear to my heart,” said Hughes.  “This was […]

Nora’s Home to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Opening of Phase Two Expansion

Friday, September 21, 2018: 10 a.m. – Noon HOUSTON (September 12, 2018) – Nora’s Home, Houston’s haven for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility’s expansion on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. – Noon. Nora’s Home invites guests, supporters and friends to celebrate the opening of the phase two expansion project with a ribbon cutting ceremony with representatives of the Texas […]

Schlep Sunday 38th ANNIVERSARY     

On Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston located at 5601 South Braeswood, B’nai B’rith, Edward M Gardner PC CPA, Temple Sinai Brotherhood and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will be participating in a city-wide clothing, toy, and food drive.  Hurricane Harvey has put a strain on our community and items are still needed to help those who have flooded […]

Harris County Residents Urged to Monitor Weather

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD):   Harris County residents are urged to monitor the weather forecast and use extreme caution if venturing out into rainy conditions according to the current forecast. Portions of Harris County could receive up to four inches of additional rain especially south of I-10 as a weather system moves into the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to impact the Texas coast with showers and thunderstorms.   As of […]

rug for Pancreatic Cancer Developed by College of Pharmacy Researchers

Heralds a new strategy for fighting cancer: Drugs that target two genes at a time HOUSTON, Sept. 11 – A breakthrough treatment for highly aggressive and commonly fatal pancreatic cancer is on the horizon, reports a University of Houston researcher who has developed a new medicine that can inhibit two of the major pathways of the deadly disease. Ruiwen Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. and Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery, has published his findings, […]

Texas Home Health Operations: Largest Texas-Based Continuum Home Care Provider

DALLAS, TEXAS — AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare, acquired Accolade HomeCare and Hospice, headquartered in Denton, Texas, effective August 31, 2018. The acquisition makes its regional Texas Home Health operations the largest Texas-based post-acute care provider offering full-continuum home care, including home health, hospice, and personal care services. Texas Home Health operations serve all 254 counties in Texas, and with Accolade, adds service areas in contiguous counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma. […]

Amazing Place expands its dementia support and  brain health programs in Katy

Amazing Place, a faith-based non-profit organization empowering lives disrupted by dementia, is expanding its current programs in Katy which support caregivers and their loved ones with dementia to include a Dementia Caregiver Support Group as well as a Memory Training Course. The new monthly Dementia Caregiver Support Group will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm beginning October 9, 2018 at 20018 Chateau Drive in Katy, TX 77450.  The confidential group, […]

MD Anderson immunotherapy expert Sharma wins Coley Award

HOUSTON – Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been recognized for her innovative work understanding factors that enhance and hinder cancer immunotherapy. Sharma will receive the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology, awarded annually by the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), at an annual meeting co-sponsored by CRI in New York Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. “CRI has played an inspiring and central role in advancing cancer immunotherapy, so I’m honored […]