Texas Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services “Call to Action” Statement and Background  

Statement Attributable to CMS Administrator Seema Verma “CMS is committed to putting patients over paperwork and protecting taxpayer dollars. To achieve this vision, we must ensure that strengthened enforcement preserves beneficiaries’ choice of services and reduces provider burden. We are continuing to expand implementation of the home health demonstration to providers in Texas to combat fraud and abuse. Providers can choose from three claims review options to ensure the right payments are made at the […]

Is Your New Year’s Resolution To Find A Healthy Weight Or To Diet Yourself Thin?  

Richmond, TX…Every January thousands of people flock to the gym and vow to diet and lose weight. And, like everything else, there is a week dedicated to having a healthy weight. It is designed to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that will last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. But, half-way through the month there is also a Ditch News Year’s Resolutions Day, so which one do you embrace? Over the years, most […]

B-cell enrichment predictive of immunotherapy response in melanoma, sarcoma and kidney cancer

Multiple studies point to important role for B cells in promoting anti-tumor immunity HOUSTON ― The likelihood of a patient responding to immune checkpoint blockade may depend on B cells in the tumor, located within specialized immune-cell clusters known as tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS), according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Studies published today in Nature conclude that enrichment of B cells, a type of immune cell known for producing antibodies, in TLS was predictive […]

Cancer Patients’ Mortality Rate Drops; Longevity And Quality Of Life Increase  

Richmond, TX… The American Cancer Society released its 2020 report on cancer mortality on January 8, 2020. According to “Cancer Statistics, 2020”, between the years 1991 and 2017, the death rate from cancer in the United States declined by 29%. The largest single-year drop ever recorded was 2.2% from 2016 – 2017.  While lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer deaths, the overall cancer death rates have been steadily dropping an average […]

Need A Reason to Pamper Yourself? Healthy Benefits of Visiting Day Spas

In some way, a few hours of self-care is the ultimate in luxury living. In fact, you can spend an hour or even a day in one of Houston’s day spas, and never feel like going home,  according to There is more to spending hours in a spa than relaxation, from body scrubs that lead to better health to ultimate  ways to make your skin healthier. When you combine the ancient healing rituals and anti-aging […]

Top 9 Superfoods to eat in 2020

For many years, experts have touted the benefits of eating superfoods. Thought to be exceptionally good for your body, superfoods are associated with a better immune system, clearer complexion, and a sharper mind. While some dieticians are skeptical of superfoods, it is undeniable that these foods do more good to our well-being than others; there are many superfoods for you to choose from and all of them are sure to bring you plenty of delectable […]

Fun for the Whole Family

The Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run and Walk will take place on April 18, 2020, from 7:00AM to 11:00AM, at Windwood Church at 10555 Spring Cypress Road in Houston, Texas. This family friendly event will feature a 5K trail style run, a 1-mile family walk, games for the kids, t-shirts, food, prizes, and lots of fun for all ages.  Race registration is $25 for adults (ages 14 and up) and $10 […]

Chiropractic Key to a Healthy Lifestyle: The Joint Chiropractic Opens in Katy

-Experience Chiropractic’s Natural, Drug-Free Approach to Healthcare- KATY, Texas (January 10, 2019) – The Joint Chiropractic – Morton Ranch the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic care, is now open. Offering accessible and convenient chiropractic services to patients seeking pain relief, the new clinic is located at 22720 Morton Ranch Rd. This is The Joint’s third location in Katy. New patients receive their initial visit for $29.00, which includes the consultation, exam and adjustment. The Joint […]

January 12th Is National Pharmacist Day  

Richmond, TX… On January 12th the nation recognizes the importance of pharmacists and it honors how much they impact the health and well-being of the nation. According to the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ancient man learned from instinct, from observation of birds and beasts. Cool water, a leaf, dirt, or mud was his first soothing application. By trial, he learned which served him best. Eventually, he applied his knowledge for the benefit […]

Severe Weather, Strong Winds Expected Overnight Friday

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas Friday night and early Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. Thunderstorms, strong winds, isolated tornadoes, hail and lightning are possible with this system. However, the majority of the event will take place after dark, likely between 10:00 pm Friday and 1:00 am Saturday. This is a fast moving system that will provide less warning time for […]