Health

Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center

Harris County Precinct Three Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center 5597 Gardenia Katy, Texas  77493 (281)391-4482 Web Address:  www.pct3.com PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES Community Lay Responder This class is on Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 1pm-5pm Cost is $27.00 (check or money order only & NO refunds) Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First […]

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to $15 million is being awarded for the Community Mental Health Grant Program. Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals As part of the […]

KelseyCare Advantage Celebrates Milestone: 10 Years of Managing Care and Improving Outcomes

KelseyCare Advantage is the only 5-star Medicare Advantage plan in Texas and has maintained a 4- to 5-star rating, demonstrating a commitment to quality and service, over the last decade. HOUSTON (Jan. 23, 2018) – This month, KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to eligible Houston-area residents and rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2018 plan year, celebrates a milestone, having delivered high-quality care to […]

Hungry for Solutions: New Research Tackles College Hunger

University of Houston, Temple University Study Impact of Hunger, Food Scholarships on Students HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2018 – An overwhelming number of college students face the same financial dilemma: pay rent or buy food for dinner. A team of researchers from the University of Houston and Temple University say that food insecurity among college students is forcing a burgeoning inequality in college completion rates. “Research suggests food insecurity, the lack of availability or access to healthy […]

Despite staffing crisis, long term care facilities in Texas improving

State association commends providers for accomplishing national quality goals, urges lawmakers to support them (AUSTIN, TEXAS) — The Texas Health Care Association today recognized 57 long term care facilities across the state for meeting national goals to improve their quality of care. Each facility met at least four of eight goals set by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program, including reducing the use of antipsychotic medications, […]

Oakbend Medical Center And Cardiologist Long Cao Named In Senior Resource Guide’s Best Of 2017 Readers’ Choice  

Richmond, Texas… OakBend Medical Center has been named the Best Hospital in the Houston area by the readers of the Senior Resource Guide. Each year the publication polls its reader on various businesses and services that are used by active aging adults.  The results of the 2017 Houston poll were released this week. In addition to OakBend Medical Center’s win, OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. Long Cao was named Best Cardiologist in the Houston Area. “I […]

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 […]