CITGO and Henry Schein Support Critical Health Screenings to Underserved Houston Community  

HOUSTON – Residents of West Houston received free health screenings on Dec. 5 at a Mobile Health Event sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in partnership with Henry Schein, Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, Amerigroup, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), United HealthCare,…

Holiday Weight Control

Oh Dear! During this blissful season, we will have be mindful about actively fighting against a very familiar enemy; holiday weight gain. This dreadful enemy is hidden in Mom’s apple pie, Me-Maw’s fat back and collard greens, Madea’s peach cobbler, and more recently added to the list is Aunt Pattie La’belle’s sweet potato pie. It…

Betty N. Adams, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean, College of Nursing Prairie View A&M University Dr. Betty N. Adams is Professor and Dean of Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing. In her leadership of 12 years, Dr. Adams has led in the expansion of programs and the acquisition of external funding, which has enhanced the recognition of the college.…

National Health Leaders Recognize U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC.   The award presentation took place at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol…

Early Childhood Development

Americans are fond of saying that our children are our nation’s most valuable resource. But if our actions are the measure, do we really mean it? Mounting research evidence from neuroscience, public health, economics and social science supports a simple conclusion: investing in early childhood, through affordable early childcare and enrichment opportunities, pays dividends for…

My Library Keeps Me Healthy

AUSTIN – Soon, the Austin Public Library in collaboration with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department will offer free health screenings and services at five branches in underserved neighborhoods and at the Faulk Central Library in downtown Austin. The initiative is called My Library Keeps Me Healthy and it includes programming and outreach…