Health

Oakbend Medical Center Wharton Surpasses Original Expectations

Wharton, TX…When the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton closed its doors in November of 2016, the sign on the front door directed people to a hospital 20 minutes away. That can seem like an eternity if the patient is in pain or in need of urgent medical care. After a long and sometimes bumpy ride, OakBend Medical Center took on the challenge to establish a hospital in the building that formerly housed Gulf Coast […]

Austin Toler Receives Eagle Scout Award

Austin Toler recently received his Eagle Scout Award.  Toler built picnic benches for the Texas Children’s Hospital for patients and doctors to enjoy by a field of bluebonnets. Toler lead a team of 40 volunteers to help me in this endeavor. He has also lost 103 lbs this year. Congratulations on both achievements Austin.

LightRx Face & Body Opens New Location in Sugar Land

Popular Medispa now accepting clients at Sugar Land Town Square location SUGAR LAND, TEXAS (August 2, 2018)—Planned Community Developers, Ltd. (PCD) announced today that LightRx Face & Body, a body contouring and skin rejuvenation spa, is now open in Sugar Land Town Square, the spa’s 10th Houston location. Offering myriad noninvasive aesthetic solutions, including body contouring, skin tightening, cellulite reduction and more, the spa will provide its clients with customized plans tailored to each individual’s needs. “We […]

A Texas Family is Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Week: Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor

August 1, 2018 — Each year, August 1st – 7th is recognized as National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which is a period of time one Texas transplant family will be celebrating with joy and gratitude this year. If a suitable liver donor had not become available, it is possible their first born, Damian, would not be alive and running around the house grinning from ear to ear as he is today. The Maldonado family’s transplant journey began two days after […]

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

Friday, September 21, 2018: 10 a.m. – Noon HOUSTON (July 31, 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 […]

Women and Lupus – Tackling the Debilitating Connection

With $2 Million Grant, UH Researcher Unraveling the Link HOUSTON, July 31 – The chronic inflammatory disease systemic lupus erythematosus (known as SLE or lupus), is about nine times more common in women than men, and a University of Houston researcher now has the money to find out why. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, $2 million dollars to examine the […]

National Hire a Veteran Day, July 25

In honor of “National Hire A Veteran Day”, we wanted to share that Taco Cabana will be offering all Veterans a FREE crispy or soft shredded chicken or ground beef taco all day (must have valid military ID or proof of service). According to a report from the US Department of Labor, there was a total of 370,000 unemployed Veterans in 2017 who served in active duty at any time since September 2001 (referred to as Gulf War-era […]

A deal that must not be broken

By Bob Jackson Medicare is 53 years old this month. The Congress elected during this year’s midterm elections will likely determine what Medicare’s future is, including whether it will continue meeting the promise made to those who have paid into the system over the years. That’s why it is in the best interest of every American voter to find out whether their member of Congress will work to improve Medicare on behalf of beneficiaries or […]

United Health Foundation, UH Expand Obesity and Diabetes Program

Partnership Moving into Houston’s East End after Success in Third Ward HOUSTON, July 24 – Midway through a three-year, $2 million grant from the United Health Foundation, University of Houston’s Project TOUCH (Treating Obesity in Underserved Communities) has impressive numbers to report. Based on its success in Houston’s Third Ward, the effort for preventing and treating obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other ailments will move into Houston’s East End in the fall. Under the direction of […]

Stop hating on all carbs

Carbs or fats? Muffins or bacon? This or that? I’m befuddled when fad diets pull the wool over American eyes—common sense proclaims moderation in food variety. But, of course, media madness picks out juicy research tidbits to sensationalize weight and health studies without telling the rest of the story. And authors dash to flash their new diet books. This year, Medical News Today reported on a study about low-carb diets. In this corner are carbs. In that […]