Dr. Red Duke

How Dr. Red Duke Saved My Dad

The legendary Dr. Red Duke saved my father'’s life after a brutal stabbing—and saved my life, too.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam

Health

Surviving the Cruelest Month

Short days, seasonal changes and holiday pressures can take a toll on us in December. Here’s how to deal.

11/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fitness Friday

Spin Cycle: 4 Indoor Cycling Studios that Stand Out

Traditional spin classes get a boost at these specialty studios popping up around Houston.

11/27/2015 By Ayshe Tayfun

Fitness Friday

Dear Athletes, Yin Yoga Is the Class Your Muscles Have Been Begging For

Prevent injury and promote healing with this slower-paced practice.

11/20/2015 By Andrea Park

Fitness

Pain and Gain

Houston hosts the 2015 IWF Weightlifting Championships, the first one in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

11/18/2015 By Nick Esquer

Mental Health

Anxiety Goes to College

Houston-area campuses are scrambling to meet the mental health needs of a generation of students beset by an increasingly diagnosed condition.

11/03/2015 By Marianella Orlando Photography by Brian Goldman

Fitness Friday

Sweat Meets Stats at Orangetheory

Burning the most calories (even after your workout!) is the name of the game at Houston's most cutting-edge fitness studio.

10/09/2015 By Andrea Siso

Medical Muse

The Art of Curing Cancer

The director of MD Anderson’s Arts in Medicine program uses painting, sculpture and one giant dragon to provide courage and solace to children battling cancer.

09/29/2015 By Lonna Dawson

Health Nuts

What's the Deal with Açai Bowls?

The healthy smoothie-in-a-bowl is popping up everywhere, and with good reason.

09/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Where to Find Free Yoga This Weekend (Hint: It's Everywhere)

Houston's 11th annual Free Day of Yoga is your official invitation to lotus-pose all over town.

09/04/2015 By Beth Levine

Made in Houston

Yoga Wherever You Want with Yoga-Spots

This Houston invention is perfect for travelers, beginners, or anyone who wants more yoga and less fuss.

08/27/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Upcoming Events

Recapture Your Youth at the Blacklight Run

An upcoming 5K run appeals to the Peter Pan in all of us.

08/04/2015 By Nick Esquer

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alternative Medicine

Kung Fu Enlightening: The Rise of Qigong

A Chinese practice finds plenty of adherents in the West, including many in Houston’s medical community.

08/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Meatless Monday

Star Ingredient of the Season: Jackfruit

Do Meatless Monday right with jackfruit carnitas or a "pulled" jackfruit BBQ sandwich.

07/27/2015 By Megha Tejpal

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

What Bike Is Right For You?

Not all two-wheelers are created equal. Here are seven options for every kind of cyclist.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Riding With the Pack: A Guide to Houston’s Bike Clubs

Braving Houston streets can be a daunting task for a new cyclist—fortunately, you’re not alone.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

What’s Next for B-Cycle?

Houston BikeShare sets its sights on the Texas Medical Center.

07/09/2015 By Trey Strange