Fitness Friday

50 Going on Fit: 24 Hour Fitness Celebrates Active Adult Aging

This fitness chain wants to change the way future generations will age.

09/28/2018 By Cherie Devine

Medicine

Divining the Flu Virus of the Future at UTMB

How UTMB researchers can predict whether the 2019 flu vaccine will (or won't) work.

08/15/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Everything You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines

What the vaccines do and where to get them.

08/15/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Health

Kids Health Annual 2018

This year's issue tells the stories of resilient children and Houston's world-class hospitals that are helping them succeed.

08/03/2018 Edited by Laura Furr Mericas

Kids Health Annual

Editor's Note: From Our Houstonia Family to Yours...

We’re proud to present the 2018 Kids’ Health Annual.

08/03/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Kids Health Annual

One Mom's Journey from Crisis to Calling in the NICU

“The only thing we could count on were surprises—some good, some bad."

08/03/2018 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Kids Health Annual

Three Myths About Kids and Pet Allergies, Explained

Bark, meow, achoo!

08/03/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Kids Health Annual

Health Conscious or Health Hazardous? A Dietitian Takes on Trendy Eating Plans For Kids

Just how green should your young ones go?

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

Kids Health Annual

Teen Cancer Patients at MD Anderson Take on the Elephant in the Room With Comic Book Series

“It’s like you finally get to don the superhero’s true identity. You don’t have to be brave, or tough, or strong, or anything. You just get to be.”

08/03/2018 By Jeff Balke

Kids Health Annual

What Parents Need to Know About Their Teens and Opiods

Dr. Elisha Peterson, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, breaks it down.

08/03/2018 By Jeff Balke

Kids Health Annual

Is Your Smart Tech Leading to Smarter Kids?

How to ensure it's educational and not just entertainment.

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

Kids Health Annual

Produce Rx: A Hospital and a Family's Fight Against Food Insecurity

How two questions are jump-starting healthier lifestyles for thousands of Houston kids and families.

08/03/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Kids Health Annual

This Popular Technique Eases Newborns from Womb to World

A mother and doctor discuss the benefits of the growing post-birth practice of skin-to-skin for moms, dads, and babies alike.

08/03/2018 By Layne Lynch

Save the Ta-Tas

This Komen Grant Program Helps Houstonians Afford Breast Cancer Treatment

You can further support the cause at this year's Race for a Cure on October 6—early bird registration ends July 31.

07/31/2018 By Laura Gillespie

Medicine

Houston Has a Worryingly High Vaccination Opt-Out Rate

Of 15 U.S. counties who clocked in with large numbers of unvaccinated kindergarteners, Harris County ranked seventh.

07/04/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

PSA

Baylor Is Investigating Whether an Austin Lab Improperly Screened Pap Smears

The review of diagnostics at Clinical Pathology Laboratories comes after hundreds of Irish women with cervical cancer were issued false negatives. Baylor Clinic sends patients' pap smears to the same facility.

05/04/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Women's Health

Let's Talk About Menopause, Baby

It's about so much more than hot flashes, and it lasts for the rest of our lives. So why aren't more women discussing it? One Houston doctor is on a mission to change–or at least start–the conversation.

02/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Houstonian Woman

The State of Houston and Texas Womanhood, By the Numbers

What is it like to be a woman in Houston and Texas? We have the data.

01/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Fitness Friday

This Saturday, Race for a Cure for Breast Cancer

Among the annual 5K participants: a 25-year-old survivor.

01/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux