Inaugural Halsey Award honors health care executive Lillie Biggins

Chamber developed award in memory of late Past Chairman Susan Halsey     FORT WORTH — Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (THHMH), was honored with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award at the Chamber’s 134th Annual Meeting. The Halsey Award recognizes a president, principal or…

Zika Virus Prevention & Education

Many of you probably have heard about my debris removal program that targets illegally dumped garbage, overgrown vacant lots and abandoned structures that pose a health or crime risk in the City of Houston and unincorporated areas. Well, after the recent heavy rains and the overwhelming concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, I have…

What is Psoriatic Arthritis and Why Should You Care?

Article:  Psoriatic Arthritis – 6/1/16     What is Psoriatic Arthritis and Why Should You Care? (Kimberly M. Hatter, Esq.)   Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to permanent joint damage if treatment is delayed. Up to 30 percent of people afflicted with the skin disease “psoriasis” develop psoriatic arthritis (“PsA”),…

To African American Men: Size Matters

PRAIRIE VIEW – Do you get up multiple times at night to urinate? Is your urinary stream weak?  Can’t empty your bladder? If so, you may have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a common disorder of the prostate and is frequently seen in African American Men. The prostate is a small, “walnut” size gland…

Thank God For Nurses

HOUSTON – An anonymous quote stated, “When you’re a nurse, you know that everyday you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours.” It may seem at times that doctors receive a lot of the credit for what takes place in healthcare; however, nurses play a huge role not only inside the medical…

Celebrating Nurses Week May 6-12, 2016

PRAIRIE VIEW – In honor of Nurses Week, Let’s Celebrate African-American Nurses!  These men and women work hard daily to ensure your family and friends are receiving excellent and quality health care. Ever since Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African-American Registered Nurse in 1879, nurses have continued to make strides within this health care…