Health

Harris County Public Health Releases Report to Transform Health in Harris County

Landmark Report Provides Transformational Recommendations to Improve the Health of County Residents HOUSTON—Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today released a landmark study assessing the overall health of Harris County residents and recommendations for improvement. The first-ever report “Harris Cares: A 2020 Vision of Health in Harris County” provides five transformational recommendations to improve the health of Harris County residents. The ambitious study covered many areas in health and factors that influence health outcomes including access […]

Can Medical Marijuana Help Aging Parents with Dementia?

Source Dementia is a condition that alters your thinking and memory, making it almost impossible to perform daily tasks. Different things from drug abuse to degenerative neurological diseases can cause dementia, which makes it even harder to treat it. Although various medications can help with treating dementia, most of them cause side effects. One alternative that most dementia patients are willing to try nowadays is medical marijuana. Cannabis has proved its efficacy in treating many diseases, […]

6 beginners Full Strength Training Plan For Women

If the fitness bug just got to you, then you know how it feels to catch up on a refreshing workout session every day. The energy and enthusiasm as a beginner are incredible. The entire gym is your ground to experience and enjoy. But as a beginner, the main question is how to exercise correctly. Common problem beginners face in the gym is, not knowing how to utilize the best of the facilities around. You […]

7 Ways to Gain Muscle after 50 and Boost Testosterone

Weight loss after 50 is a widespread natural phenomenon. According to studies, the human body slows down in various aspects as you grow older. Testosterone levels, for instance, peaks during puberty and begins to drop as you enter your thirties. By the time you are 50 years old, natural testosterone levels are around half your peak levels. Muscle also degrades faster and builds slower. Both muscle loss and low testosterone levels can result in a […]

How do motorcycle helmets save lives

Life is more important than any other thing in the world. That is why we should concentrate on the most crucial part -safety first. As a real motorcyclist, you should already have known how important it is to ride a motorcycle wearing proper clothing and equipment. Your favorite bike is not enough to save you from accidents. If you put on necessary gears like helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, and the like, chances are fewer than […]

Sweet 16: Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Awarded 16 Consecutive Straight ‘A’s in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade  

KATY, TEXAS (Nov. 7, 2019) – The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, today announced the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and has once again awarded Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.  Memorial Hermann Katy is one of only 36 hospitals in the United States and one of only two in Texas to be awarded an ‘A’ every grading cycle […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Earns National Recognition for Efforts Aimed at Improving Cholesterol Control

  Houston, TX — Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has received the American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold award in recognition of their commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, estimated to cause nearly 2.6 million deaths annually. Yet, a survey from the American Heart Association shows that nearly two-thirds of people who have […]

Houston Community Gathers for Shine a Light Walk in Katy to Raise Money for Critical Rare Disease Research

WHAT: Shine a Light NF Walk is a community event to bring neurofibromatosis out of the shadows. Patients, family, and friends gather to raise awareness, raise money, and recognize the remarkable courage it takes to live with this rare disorder. Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Affecting 1 in 3,000 people of all populations, there is currently no treatment or cure for NF.  We’re […]

 Hospital Disinfectants Struggling to Kill C. Diff Bacteria Colonies

Clorox Comes Close, But None Completely Eliminates Superbug HOUSTON, Nov. XX – The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, according to results of a new study published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The C. diff bacterium causes inflammation of the colon with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening sepsis and is most common among the elderly […]

BIG Day of BIG Giving Comes Full Circle for First Cancer Patient

Hat Creek Burger Company and UPS team up to match $16k in donations HOUSTON, TX (October 22, 2019) –B.I.G. Love Cancer Care will host its annual Big Day of Big Giving on November 12, 2019, by celebrating the first child served by B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, Justin Runkle of Huffman, Texas.   During this 24-hour period, all donations will be matched by UPS and Hat Creek Burger Company up to $16,000!  Both Hat Creek Burger Company and UPS have committed […]