Health

Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® Raises Over $13000 In Katy / West Houston  

Participants Raise Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research KATY, TX, September 24, 2018 – More than 1000 residents from the Katy / West Houston area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Participants raised more than $130,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. “Our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Katy / West Houston community went above and beyond to make […]

3rd Annual Edward Jones Charity Golf Tournament

Benefiting Stuff the Sleigh Please join us Monday, October 29th at the Willow Fork Country Club to make a lasting difference in the lives of local children suffering from life-threatening cancer and hematological conditions. Edward Jones has always strived to support local communities and be a champion for those in need. For the past two years, they have worked relentlessly to help Stuff the Sleigh raise awareness and needed resources for children suffering from life-threatening […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Holds Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting For Reach Stretch Studios – Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – September 14, 2018 The Central Fort Bend Chamber showed their support for the new REACH Stretch Studios as they celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on September 14, 2018 at their new location in Sugar Land, 1525 Lake Pointe Parkway, Suite 300.  Owner, Kenny Andrews, treated guests to beautiful cheese, fruit and meat trays.  Guests were also provided with the opportunity to experience stretch therapy for themselves. REACH Stretch Studios […]

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, […]