A Step Forward

One Local Program Is Offering Free Mental Health Care for Food and Drink Workers

The Southern Smoke Foundation is helping to lead this statewide effort.

05/27/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Rona Gets Real

Slim Thug Talks Coronavirus Diagnosis and the Need for Universal Healthcare

The former Swishahouse artist also dropped the deets on his newest album, "Thug Life."

04/03/2020 By Carlos Brandon

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

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

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

State of the State

Just How Healthy Is Texas?

The 2019 report reveals where Texas excels and which public health challenges need addressing in the new decade.

01/15/2020 By Josh Davis

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

Good-to-know Info

Report: Poor Staffing Ratings In Houston Nursing Homes

More than half of Houston nursing homes reviewed were found to have low staff-to-patient ratios.

08/14/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

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

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

Bayougraphy

Dr. Madhureeta Achari: Brain Foodie

This doctor is out to prevent disease, not just treat it.

02/20/2017 By Karen Abercrombie

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Feature

In the Fight for Abortion Clinic Access, a Houston Nonprofit Offers a Helping Hand—and a Passenger Seat

A ride may seem a small thing. But for women in need, the Clinic Access Support Network can be everything—even after the demise of House Bill 2.

09/19/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Struggle Is Real

How to Shop for a Doctor

Why do we painstakingly shop around for the perfect jeans and but not to take care of our bodies?

06/22/2016 By Beth Levine

H-Town Diary

A Literal Taste for a Physical Tragedy

Sometimes, it’s the opposite of a celebratory meal that stays with us.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

This Month’s Must-Try Dept: Vaginal Steaming

You know what it’s like when you make yourself a cup of hot chamomile tea, hold it in both hands, and breathe in the steam?

05/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Health

Beefing Up to Beat Cancer

For patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, food is the best medicine.

02/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

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

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