Health

Student Support Annex Named After Dynamic Katy ISD Educator  

KATY [September 13, 2019] –Holding back tears, Jeanne Coleman, one of Katy Independent School District’s newest namesakes, thanked those in attendance last night at the Student Support Annex for making the new facility a reality for the District.  The building located at 4242 S. Mason Road in Katy, Texas, has undergone multiple transformations over the last several years.  Originally a University of Houston satellite campus, the empty building was leased by Katy ISD and served as […]

Kratom and Its Increasing Popularity in the Jewish Community

Kratom is a special tropical plant which is found in many parts of Southeast Asia. Its discovery dated back to history and was brought into the spotlight only in the 19th century. Kratom is a very controversial drug because people believe it has some healing properties. Though, no medical evidence is available to support the notion that this plant has any medical benefits. Kratom is strictly banned in many countries of the world like Malaysia, […]

Recognizing signs and symptoms of sepsis can save lives   

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HOUSTON—(Sept. 13, 2019) — Despite killing hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, sepsis is a condition few people know about. “Sepsis can occur from any type of viral, fungal or bacterial infection and become a life-threatening condition very quickly,” said Faisal Masud, M.D., medical director of critical care at Houston Methodist Hospital. “Some of the symptoms include rapid breathing and heart rate, fever, chills, shortness of breath, red streaks around the infection and a […]

Harris County Health Department Investigates Case of Student Who Became Ill after Vaping

Health Department urges residents to avoid vaping HOUSTON– Harris County Public Health (HCPH) was notified about a high school student in Northwest Harris County who became ill after vaping and is actively investigating the situation. HCPH will provide further updates as the situation unfolds. Consistent with recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, HCPH recommends community members not use e-cigarette products, especially if they are at a higher risk; such as youth, young […]

3 Different Ways To Get Rid of Belly Fat

Are you intrigued by the advertisements on television and the internet claiming to know that secret of getting slimmer belly within days? If so, then you are not the only one. There are millions of people around the globe who wants to get a slimmer belly just like you. They spend countless hours in gym and millions of dollars on the different procedures to get a flat stomach. With that being said, there is no […]

MD Anderson study confirms protein as potential cause of most common type of pancreatic cancer

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Discovery may offer potential new target for treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma HOUSTON ― Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have confirmed a protein as an oncogene responsible for the most common and lethal form of pancreatic cancer known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The team’s findings, which validated ubiquitin specific protease 21 (UPS21) as a frequently amplified gene and a potential druggable target, appear in the Sept. 5 online issue of Genes & Development. “The […]

HCA Houston Healthcare West Hosts September 21 “Crush The Crisis” Drug Take-Back Day

HOUSTON, TX (September 6, 2019) – HCA Houston Healthcare West will serve as a collection point for individuals to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired opioid painkillers on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the hospital’s commitment to curb the misuse and addiction to prescription pain relievers. “Crush The Crisis” will provide individuals with the opportunity to turn in tablets, capsules and patches of Codeine, Hydrocodone, Demerol, […]

Annual Benefit Trail Ride Supports  SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship  

Cat Spring, Texas (Sept. 9, 2019) — Bring your horse, your enthusiasm and an appetite and join SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship supporters for Saddle Up for SIRE, the benefit trail ride, silent auction and barbecue lunch, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 19, 2019, at 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. Now in its 27th year, the event funds weekly interactive horsemanship programs for nearly 300 children and adults with special needs and underwrites health and nutritional support […]

THE MORAL BEHIND FAKE PEE

Since the history of sports and job appointments, the need for medical examination has been a rule of thumb. There was always a demand to ascertain the condition of one’s overall health, which in many cases had a very negative impact on the lives of people that were subjected to these various tests and examinations. It is understandable that in the case of sports, it is unfair for a competitor to use drug enhancement against […]

Top Health Benefits of Using CBD Oil

One of the most interesting aspects of CBD is the health benefits it provides. CBD is a chemical compound found in marijuana which is non-intoxicating and does not have the euphoric effects present in THC, which is another compound found in the cannabis plant. Most people claim that CBD reacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system – a complex system involved in maintaining the overall health of the body. In addition, CBD may play a vital […]