Health

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

WATCH VIDEO: MD Anderson applauds Texas for raising tobacco sale age to 21HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. The policy, which will go into effect on September 1, 2019, is an important step toward protecting the health of future generations and reducing the burden of tobacco use in Texas. The legislation was […]

Oakbend Medical Center Announces Sports Physicals And Sudden Cardiac Death Screenings In Richmond And Wharton

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has scheduled three days for sports physicals and sudden cardiac death screenings in the Fort Bend and Wharton area. The cost is $20 cash and includes all screenings. The dates and locations are: Saturday, May 18 from 8am – Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003 SW Freeway, Richmond; Tuesday, May 21 from 4pm-7pm at the Wharton location, 10141 US Hwy 59 Rd., Wharton, Texas; […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Physicians: Back Pain Affects 90 Percent of Those Age 30 and Older, Cause of Depression and Anxiety for Many 

HOUSTON (May 14, 2019) – According to a recent survey, the incidence of back pain in people over 30 is more than 90 percent, with 35 percent of respondents experiencing back pain on a daily basis. According to Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute, back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States and a leading cause of work-loss days and work limitations. (https://hpi.georgetown.edu/backpain/) But it doesn’t have to be this way. Kelsey-Seybold Pain […]

How To Live A Worry Less Lifestyle

Life is not easy and we all know that. That’s why we often worry about things that cause our stress. If you’re a mom, you worry about your kids’ health, your families’ budget for the week, and how you’re going to keep up a peaceful and clean house. If you’re a dad, you worry about your job’s stability, how you’re going to pay the bills and how you’re going to put food on your table […]

Healthy Vision: Effective Tips for Children to Protect Their Eyes 

Children may not understand if something wrong happens to them. They can invite troubles by disregarding safety measures. Parents are responsible for protecting their children from injuries. You have to pay special attention to their eyes. Arrange regular appointments for your children with Cherry Hill eye doctors. It can help you to detect vision loss, allergies or any other disease related to eyes. Here are some tips to protect the eyes of your children. Focus […]

Houston Celebrates 5 Years of Turquoise Takeover

Lung cancer initiative has resulted in $12.5M in research funding, support for 86,000 patients HOUSTON – (May 13, 2019) – This week (May 12-18), the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative celebrates the fifth anniversary of National Women’s Lung Health Week (also known as Turquoise Takeover), an initiative to raise awareness of lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of women in the U.S. Throughout the last five years, the LUNG FORCE initiative has made a […]

MD Anderson applauds Texas Legislature for authorizing continuation of CPRIT to support cancer research, education and prevention

Decision goes to Texas voters in November for approval HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the 86thTexas Legislature today for voting to approve a constitutional amendment enabling authorization of $3 billion in bonds over 10 years for the continuation of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The decision now goes to Texas voters in November for approval. “CPRIT has played a key role in furthering our mission to end […]

State Leaders Call on All Texans to Wear Pink May 14 for Women’s Health 

AUSTIN – Texas leaders have joined forces to encourage all Texans to wear pink Tuesday, May 14, in support of Texas women during National Women’s Health Week. Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, the first woman to be appointed executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services, and Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, are calling for all Texans to celebrate women, highlight women’s health programs and continue the conversation about […]

The Legendary Chuck Norris Teams with Raising Cane’sFounder Todd Graves to Benefit His Kickstart Kids Program

Graves presents $100,000 to Norris’ Organization HOUSTON (May 8, 2019) – The Kickstart Kids Organization, founded by the legendary Chuck Norris, received a substantial kick from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers as Founder & CEO Todd Graves presented a $100,000 check to Norris. As a longtime admirer of Norris and in keeping with the Raising Cane’s philosophy on active community involvement, Graves presented the donation to Norris for Kickstart Kids Organization. Founded in 1990 by Norris with the help of President George […]

Study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective in overcoming ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma

Michael Wang, M.D.

  VIDEO: Pre-clinical study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective for mantle cell lymphoma treatment. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated how a small molecule drug discovered at the institution may help overcome resistance to treatment with ibrutinib in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. The drug, IACS-10759, was the first therapy to be developed from concept to clinical trial by MD Anderson’s Therapeutics Discovery division, a unique drug-discovery engine created to answer unmet patient needs. IACS-10759 is […]