Health

Texans Players Visit Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2017– The birth of a new baby is always an exciting time in a parent’s life. This week, a few of the new moms at Houston Methodist West Hospital received an extra surprise when two players from the Houston Texans dropped by. Running back Alfred Blue and wide receiver Bruce Ellington visited several patients and their families at the Houston Methodist Childbirth Center at West last Tuesday evening. They also stopped by […]

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program celebrates five-year anniversary

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrates the five-year anniversary of its Moon Shots Program™, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of scientific discoveries into clinical advances that save patients’ lives. Launched in the fall of 2012, the program already has yielded notable discoveries across the spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early detection and treatment, and has inspired philanthropic support totaling more than $451 million. “With its unique infrastructure and team-science approach, […]

Looking Diabetes in the Eye During Diabetes Awareness Month

Eye Exam Can Detect Illness HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2017 – When an eye doctor peers into the back of your eye, a diabetes diagnosis could be staring back. An eye examination can be the first step in detecting diabetic retinopathy, a condition where high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the light-sensitive part of the eye, the retina. Bleeding, swelling and scarring in the retina can cause permanent vision loss. “Since about 20 percent of […]

Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients

HOUSTON ― Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Retrospective analysis of clinical patient data suggests that beta blocker drugs may slow or prevent the development of resistance to EGFR inhibitors. The research, published today in Science Translational Medicine, used non-small cell lung […]

It’s Fashion, It’s Glitz and It has a New Date!

Amy Sharp In light of the Hurricane Harvey recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Couture for the Cause Chairs and the American Cancer Society decided to postpone last month’s “Garden Glitz” event. Save the date! The premier Fort Bend County affair benefitting The American Cancer Society–a fashion-filled night of food, fun and philanthropy–is now set for April 14, 2018! Emceed by Ryan Chase of 104.1 KRBE’s Roula and Ryan Show, this year’s theme is ‘Garden Glitz.’ […]

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 15th Annual  Food for Families Campaign  

(Katy, Texas) – The Katy ISD Partners in Education’s 15th Annual Food for Families has launched and the community is invited to support Katy ISD families in need this holiday season. Food for Families is an annual campaign that since 2003 has helped thousands of Katy ISD students and their families with grocery gift cards. Every Katy ISD campus identifies students in need of assistance, and the gift cards are given to those students before […]

HCESD No. 48 to host Car Seat Event on Nov. 16th

Baby car seat, from my objects series

Harris County ESD No. 48 in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Houston will host a Car Seat Event on Thursday, Nov. 16th from 3pm – 6pm at our Station 5 location. The address is 21201 Morton Rd. and we are only taking 48 reservations at this time. Please call the number listed on the flyer to reserve your time and spot. Car seat inspections are free. For more information, you can visit the website www.safekidsgreaterhouston.org

Could a Saliva Test be Next for Lupus?

Pioneering UH Lupus Researcher Examining Possible Replacement for Invasive Blood and Biopsy Testing HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2017 — The symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (known as SLE or lupus) can fool you. You might think you’re tired or have a cold when, in fact, you may actually have this autoimmune disease that leads to chronic inflammation in multiple organs. Blood tests or a kidney biopsy can confirm the diagnosis and extent of organ involvement, but […]

Olson/Shaheen Diabetes Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today thanked President Trump for signing the Senate companion to his bill, the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act into law. This bill, S.920 establishes a National Clinical Care Commission to evaluate and recommend solutions on how federal programs can better coordinate and support care for people with diabetes and related metabolic syndromes and disorders. “Diabetes is a national epidemic that impacts millions of Americans,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “While we have […]

Happy News for the day

  One of the most comforting items individuals affected by a natural disaster can receive is a quilt. Lynn Smith-Cronin, manager of the After-Hours Nurse Advice Hotline at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, reached out to Missouri Star Quilt Company (in partnership with Project Linus) to have 250 quilts donated to Kelsey-Seybold employees impacted by the catastrophic floods from Hurricane Harvey. These quilts are valued at more than $6,000, if sold in stores. Each quilt is unique, colorful […]