The state of our public health

Since my early professional career as a registered nurse, public health has always been a great concern. Before and during my formal nursing training, I learned that there are a number of preventive measures people could take to lower the probability of developing chronic diseases. This year, April 6th thru April 12th was recognized as…

Confronting Autism Spectrum Disorders

April is recognized as National Autism Awareness Month. It is a time set aside to promote the acceptance of Autism and to acknowledge the patients, families, and caregivers impacted by the condition known as Autism spectrum disorder. While researchers have made strides based in scientific discovery of developmental disorders, additional public health education is necessary…

The Supreme Court must uphold the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is being challenged once again by opponents of the landmark legislation. Since its inception the law has made healthcare coverage available to millions of Americans who could not afford to purchase insurance for themselves and…

The Supreme Court must uphold the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is being challenged once again by opponents of the landmark legislation. Since its inception the law has made healthcare coverage available to millions of Americans who could not afford to purchase insurance for themselves and…

Electrocardiogram Screenings for University Interscholastic League

  AUSTIN – State Representative Sylvester Turner (Houston), State Representative Wayne Smith (Baytown), State Representative Dan Huberty (Houston), and Scott Stephens, President of the Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation, urged the Texas Legislature to support legislation that will allow for electrocardiogram screenings (ECGs) as part of the University Interscholastic League (UIL)…