Health

New map highlights dramatic differences in life expectancy depending on your neighborhood in Texas  

Interactive mapping tool shows people live 17 years longer in neighborhoods with highest life expectancy versus areas with the lowest Analysis finds non-medical factors like poverty rate, income, race, and education levels often correspond to large differences in how long Texans live HOUSTON – (October 1, 2019) – New numbers show there can be than a more than a 20-year difference in how long Texans live in one neighborhood compared to another, even though they may […]

 This Katy resident is using her business to help cancer patients focus on their fight, not chores

Katy resident Barbara Janovsky has witnessed firsthand the cruelty that cancer inflicts on someone. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. As the chemotherapy treatments were underway, Barbara saw the toll it took on her mother. The disease had sapped her mother of her strength, leaving her barely able to take care of herself, let alone her own home. It was heartbreaking to see the strong woman who raised Barbara struggling to perform simple […]

Harris County Public Health Confirms Vaping-Related Lung Illness and Launches Youth Vaping Prevention Program

Harris County Public Health Confirms Vaping-Related Lung Illness and Launches Youth Vaping Prevention Program HOUSTON — After thorough investigation, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has identified three individuals with confirmed or probable vaping-related lung illness. All three are teens. Across the U.S., multiple deaths and hundreds of lung illness cases associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping have been confirmed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, and are under investigation. “The spike in youth vaping, and […]

Buckner Parkway Place Cuts Ribbon on Community Renovations  

The $12.8M project at Houston’s premiere faith-based, nonprofit senior living community included a new café and improvements to independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. HOUSTON (Sept. 27, 2019) – Buckner Retirement Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to unveil its $12.8 million renovation project at Buckner Parkway Place, Houston’s premiere faith-based, nonprofit senior living community. The project involved the addition of a new café and aesthetic improvements to independent living (IL), assisted living (AL), […]

Investigational drug with immunotherapy may provide new therapeutic opportunity for patients previously treated for kidney and lung cancer

 Aung Naing, M.D.

HOUSTON ― Pegilodecakin, a first-in-class drug currently in clinical trials, has shown positive safety results and may offer a potential new treatment avenue for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and kidney cancer. The study, led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, demonstrated that the drug, in combination with two leading anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies, pembrolizumab and nivolumab, achieved measurable responses for these patients. Findings from a multi-center Phase IB study was published in the Sept. […]

Do You Really Need a Boating License?

If you have ever been to Ontario in summer, you probably know how much everybody enjoys to be out on the waters. Everybody loves fishing, wakeboarding, paddling, lake cruising, and river by PWC. Not only this, many people especially head outon a pontoon boat for a sunset boat ride. It will be safe to say that Ontario is the land of lake and boating is life here, but there is no surprise that not everybody […]

Effective Ways of Getting Rid of Household Pests

In the 1990s, different studies were taken out, which stated that kids who have been exposedto pesticides have an increased risk of developing cancers like lymphoma and leukemia. This reason is probably enough for you to do more than just regularly using bug sprays. However, getting rid of pests, insects, critters, and bugs in your house can be very difficult and might have left you feeling helpless. No matter what you do to keep them […]

Dr. Enrique García Peña Now Offering Services In Wharton

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. Enrique García Peña, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, will be seeing patients in Wharton on Tuesdays. He will be  located in the offices of Dr. Marc Marconi, 10119 US 59 Hwy. Dr. García Peña was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in Medical Sciences and Research from Boston University after which he returned to Puerto […]

Oakbend Medical Center Holds Fall Prevention Lunch ‘N Learn

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical will hold a Fall Prevention Lunch ‘n Learn on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The program will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the OakBend Medical Center Conference Center, 1705 Jackson Street, Richmond. Included in the event will be:: Recognizing risk factors for falls Identifying Strategies/resources to reduce risk of falls Learning how physical therapy practitioners can help reduce risks   To attend this event, please RSVP to Kelley Drabek at 281-341-2874 or email […]

Questionnaire uncovers twenty percent of men with chronic illnesses are noncompliant Kelsey-Seybold physicians share viewpoints on men’s health, challenges

HOUSTON (Sept. 24, 2019) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six in 10 adults have a chronic disease. A chronic disease is defined as an illness or condition which lasts longer than one year and requires ongoing medical attention or limits the patient’s ability to engage in activities of daily living – or both. Examples of chronic diseases include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, stroke, lung disease, and Alzheimer’s […]