Dr. Edward O. Uthman, MD

As people get out and start getting comfortable, some with vaccines and some without, we are seeing new strands of COVID in the hospital and in FB county we are seeing more COVID positive tests. Could this be due to the new Delta variance first detected in India? In the hospital lab we do not check for the individual variance, but the County and State Health Departments do check, and the CDC monitors and it […]

Harris Health Surpasses 1 Million HIV Tests, Experts Say More Is Needed

More than 40 years after the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS, experts still stress the importance of knowing one’s HIV status for prevention. On National HIV Testing Day (June 27), everyone is reminded to resume HIV screenings and other important in-person health screenings as the population moves to a post-COVID life. At Harris Health System, the process of HIV testing is easier than ever. In January, the system’s HIV screening program administered its one millionth […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Returns To Phase 1; Offers Curbside Pick-Up Service Only

County Judge KP George increased the county risk level to the Orange or “Moderate/Significant risk” category on November 24. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will return to Phase 1 — Curbside Pick-Up service ONLY — at ALL locations on Monday, December 7. All four Phase 2 Grab-and-Go libraries, including the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, will not be available for in-library use at this time. “Fort Bend County Libraries will resume Phase 2 Grab-and-Go services when the COVID-19-positive numbers […]

Fiscal Notes: Uninsured Texans

In the recently released October edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office examines the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance — and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens. According to recently released U.S. Census data, the share of Texans without health insurance was 18.4 percent in 2019. And the job losses and economic turmoil […]

Fort Bend Co. Combats Food Insecurity with We All Eat Program that Helps Residents, Restaurants

In an effort to combat food insecurity and provide an economic stimulus to local restaurants, Jerome Love, founder of Texas Black Expo has partnered with Fort Bend County to launch the We All Eat program. A press conference announcing the program will take place Monday, October 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Sugar’s Cajun Cuisine, located at 3424 FM 1092 Rd #290, Missouri City, TX 77459. Texas is currently facing one of the largest spikes in food insecurity in the […]