Health & Wellness

(Call) if you need a friend

New Harris Center COVID-19 Support Line Offers Comfort Across the Lone Star State

The hotline is free and operational 24/7.

05/21/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Sniffing out answers

How Smell Loss Can Be a Sign of the Coronavirus

The CDC added loss of smell to its list of COVID-19 symptoms. We asked a local ENT why.

05/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

How to Keep Your Skin Safe from the Summer Sun

We talked to a dermatologist about how much sunscreen you should be applying, and which brands are best.

05/13/2020 By Gabi De la Rosa

Get Out

The Health Benefits of Spending Time Outside

Trade in the cabin fever and nonstop panic for some sunshine.

05/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Inside job

Maintaining Physical Health While Stuck at Home

Local fitness guru Samir Becic talks tips for staying healthy.

05/01/2020 By Jeff Balke

And they're always glad you came

Get Concierge Service at This Mom-and-Pop River Oaks Pharmacy

At Apteek Pharmacy, find a "Cheers" atmosphere.

04/29/2020 By Krupali Laxmidas

Headspace

We're Living in Traumatic Times Thanks to Coronavirus, So Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

Houston mental health experts discuss how the pandemic is affecting our brains, and what that means.

04/28/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Our houses are gross, y’all

Where Are Germs Hiding in Your Home and How to Clean Them

We talked to a professional cleaning service about where you should be scrubbing.

04/24/2020 By Gabi De la Rosa

Operating on the shoulders of history

A Local E.R. Doctor and Former Astronaut Talks Coronavirus in Houston

Dr. William Fisher, a former astronaut and father of Fox News Correspondent Kristin Fisher, explains what it's like in the hospitals, what we learned from the 1918 Spanish flu, and why he's more afraid to go into work now than he was to go into space.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Take some time

6 Tips for Physical and Mental Wellness While Working from Home

With all the home distractions, personal wellness might just be the last thing on your mind.

04/21/2020 By Gabi De la Rosa

Actually enjoy 'shelter in place'

3 Tips To Create a Wellness Sanctuary Inside Your Home

You're already utilizing technology when working from home, so you might as well use it to stay healthy too.

04/03/2020 By Gabi De la Rosa

Role Model

Jackie Young-Medcalf Won't Stop Fighting for the Environment

Houston’s fiercest toxic-waste protester never gives up.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Flower power

Can Nature Help Make Chemo Easier to Endure?

A new garden lifts the spirits of cancer patients at Houston Methodist.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dancing on my own

Use Facebook To Dance Your Way Through Quarantine

Houston Ballet and others go online with their best moves.

03/27/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

The Doctor Is In

When You're Down and Out, This IV Drip Spa Makes House Calls

ThrIVe Drip Spa is a real life-saver.

03/24/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

These Leggings Offer a Workout for Your Legs Just By Putting Them On

Activewear meets lymphatic massage thanks to local brand Élastique Athletics.

03/20/2020 By Ngozi Iloka

Stay Healthy, Stay Home

I Tried It: Digital Healthcare

Focused on early prevention, Houston-based Ways2Well offers comprehensive diagnostic panels and digital counseling that go beyond a traditional wellness check.

03/17/2020 By Krupali Laxmidas

Try not to sneeze.

How Is COVID-19 Different from Hay Fever?

It’s a really bad time to have allergies.

03/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Nutrition Matters

Want to Boost Your Immune System? Drink a Green Smoothie.

Let's give our bodies the best fighting chance.

03/16/2020 By Gabi De la Rosa

Feed the Kids

Kids' Meals Is Asking for Help Feeding Houston's Most In-Need Children

The organization expects an influx of families who will need free meals because of the COVID-19 crisis.

03/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt