Health

What People Should Know About Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a common health problem affecting over 10% of the American population. You might have heard about the sickness, but you will be surprised that there is a lot that you don’t know about diabetes. Research studies in recent years have improved treatment, knowledge, and diagnosis of diabetes that has allowed for better management and prevention of the illness. Here are some basic concepts that everyone should know about diabetes: ●    Insulin Taking the […]

UHV to close campus through April 30

In response to orders from state and local government officials, the University of Houston-Victoria will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday through April 30, except for essential personnel. All employees able to work remotely have been instructed to do so, and the university has taken steps to help ensure employees have access to necessary technology and resources, UHV President Bob Glenn said. Essential services at the university that will continue to function are Housing and Dining […]

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez’s Statement on County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Emergency Jail Population Reduction Order

Lina Hidalgo, Democratic candidate for Harris County Judge shoots a campaign video at Dona Maria Mexican Cafe 7.18.2018, on the east side, and spends time with parents.

April 1, 2020 — Today, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency order from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo mandating the temporary release of a narrow group of inmates with no history of violence. To be eligible for temporary release, an inmate must be charged with — but not yet convicted of — a crime that doesn’t involve violence or the threat of violence. Those charged with burglarizing homes or habitual drunk driving will […]

Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton Provide Joint Guidance for  Houses of Worship Operating as Essential Services   

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued joint guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship.     “All Texans must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, and houses of worship face a particular challenge as we work to combat this pandemic,” said Attorney General Paxton. “This guidance provides clear direction for houses of worship to protect the health and safety of Texans as they […]

Majority of patients responded in CAR T-cell trial for mantle cell lymphoma

Michael Wang, M.D.

Study showed 93% of patients responded with 67% achieving complete response HOUSTON ― A one-year follow-up study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed a majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma resistant to prior therapies may benefit from treatment with CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. Findings were published in the April 1online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The multi-center, 20-site, Phase II ZUMA-2 study reported that 93% of patients responded […]

Lt. Gov. Patrick Statement on 5th Circuit Court Stay

The very definition of elective surgery is “choice”, and these hypocrites have always said abortion is about “choice.  HOUSTON TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today applauding Attorney General Ken Paxton for his quick appeal and win at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that stayed the block to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order to temporarily suspend non-essential elective surgeries, including abortion, except to save the life of the mother. “It is sadly ironic […]

HCPH | Harris County COVID-19 Case Count (WED – 16:00)

As of April 1, 2020 (4:00 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 86 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 389 positive cases, including two deaths. HCPH is also confirming that 74 of our patients have recovered. These new cases do not include those within the City of Houston. Harris County Public Health updates our COVID-19 dashboard daily at 4:00 p.m. For information regarding case counts, quadrant data across Harris County and […]

HCPH | Harris County COVID-19 Case Count (TUE – 16:00)

As of March 31, 2020 (4:00 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 49 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 303 positive cases, including two deaths. HCPH is also confirming that 61 of our patients have recovered. These new cases do not include those within the City of Houston. Harris County Public Health updates our COVID-19 dashboard daily at 4:00 p.m. For information regarding case counts, quadrant data across Harris County and […]

Katy ISD Schools Extend Closure  

KATY [March 31, 2020] – In line with today’s Executive Order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Katy Independent School District will remain closed through Monday, May 4.  The temporary closure will help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will promote the continual practice of “social distancing.” Likewise, the District will need to evaluate the timeline of future initiatives and events, such as Bond 2020, UIL competitions and high school graduations.  With the balance of the […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend To Hold Virtual Light Of Hope Ceremony 

Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) is asking the community to wear blue and tune into their Facebook page at 11am on Friday, April 3rd to kick off April Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Now more than ever, we need to bring awareness to the problem of child abuse and spread the word about how to report it, stated CAFB CEO Ruthanne Mefford. “With schools closed, children and caregivers in close physical contact for extended periods of […]