Health

Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanoma

First-of-its-kind study indicates pretreatment improves outcomes over standard-of-care surgery Watch to learn more about the trial results from Dr. Amaria HOUSTON – A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after […]

Oscar Longoria, M.D., Radiologist At Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Appointed Managing Physician Of Nuclear Medicine

HOUSTON (Jan. 17, 2018) – Oscar Longoria, M.D., a board-certified radiologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has been appointed by the Board of Managers to serve as the new Managing Physician of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Longoria has been a member of the Kelsey-Seybold Radiology Department since 2009. He replaces David Mouton, M.D., who established and led the Nuclear Medicine team at Kelsey-Seybold for 45 years, after a two-year transition process. “Nuclear Medicine is an essential aspect of […]

MD Anderson and UT Health San Antonio applaud San Antonio City Council for increasing tobacco sale age to 21

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health San Antonio applaud the actions of the San Antonio City Council today in voting to implement an ordinance that would raise the minimum legal age of sale for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. The measure is the first of its kind in Texas, and is an important step toward protecting the health of future generations and reducing the burden of tobacco in the state. […]

How do you know if you have a cold or the flu?

Prior to the holidays in Harris County, we saw an increase of student absences in schools related to flu-like symptoms (also called influenza like illness) compared to previous flu season. Understanding the difference between having a cold and having the flu can help determine the proper treatment for a faster recovery.  Every flu season is different, and even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. There is no […]

The 16th Annual Texas Med Run Focuses on Children’s Needs

The Harris Health System CAPES Program provides more than just support for families across the country January 17, 2018 – Houston, Texas – The 16th Annual The Texas Med Run, 10K. 5K Run/Walk and Kids K, will be highlighting the growing need of support for children in the Houston area. The Harris Health System Children of Adult Patients Enduring Stressors(CAPES) Program provides emotional support, educational resources, and therapeutic activities for children who’s loved ones are diagnosed with a […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries To Host Community Health Services  

HOUSTON—On Wednesday, January 17, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will host a flu shot clinic for adults, along with mobile health units providing medical services for the homeless. The flu shot clinic, hosted by NAM’s Children’s Clinic, will provide up to 100 flu shots for adults for free on a first-come, first-served basis. The shots, courtesy of Walgreens Pharmacy, will be administered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of NAM’s building at […]

Yoga & Meditation Demonstration At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special introductory program, “Stress Relief & Relaxation through Sahaja Yoga Meditation,” on Saturday, January 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Sahaja yoga meditation instructor Nehemiah Cavazos will provide an overview of Sahaja yoga meditation and its mental, physical, and emotional health benefits. Learn how to quickly relieve anxieties, tensions, stresses, and […]

Susan Fordice Steps down after 15 years of service

HOUSTON, TX (January 8, 2018) – Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston president and CEO, Susan Fordice, is stepping down after 15 years of service to the organization. Alejandra Posada, chief program officer, has been appointed interim president and CEO while the board conducts its search for a new CEO.  “The board is grateful for Susan’s steady and progressive leadership over her tenure at MHA of Greater Houston and for her dedication and focus […]

Medicare’s Hospital Compare website rates your local hospital care

By Bob Moos/Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care they provide? Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it is worth doing some research and finding out which hospitals do the best job of caring for their patients. Medicare’s Hospital Compare website – […]

New Year’s Resolutions Sometimes Need a Kick Start: Try Climbing the 1001 Fannin Building  

Hundreds of Fight For Air Climb participants will scale 48 floors of stairs in this unique endurance event HOUSTON (Jan.1, 2018) – Kick your New Year’s resolutions into high gear with a climb up the 1001 Fannin Building. Winter workouts don’t need to be mundane, and putting a milestone in sight will keep you sticking to your goals during the cold months of winter.  A unique endurance event, the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb is 48 floors […]