Sign of the Times

Face Masks Complicate Communication for Houston’s Deaf Community

It’s also putting unwanted attention on the Bayou City’s ASL interpreters.

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Glamorously Giving

Beyoncé and Other Houston Celebrities Give Back During Coronavirus Crisis

Don't you just love it when our celebs use their power for good?

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

What’s Happening, What’s Not

What's Still on the Books for Houston's Arts & Culture

A list of cancelled, postponed, and rescheduled cultural happenings.

04/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have Hope

UH Physicist’s Nanotechnology Could Stop Coronavirus in its Tracks

There’s more than just water-repelling mask coating in the works.

04/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

It's the little things

Things About Houston We Actually Miss During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Staying home to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak, and we even miss the traffic.

03/25/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

COVID-19

Harris County Has Issued A "Stay Home" Order

The order will extend through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

03/24/2020 By Dianna Wray

Love in the Time of Corona

The (Final) To-Doux List: March 20–Indefinitely

This weekend brings more efforts to tamp down our collective anxiety.

03/19/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Meals on Wheels

Interfaith Ministries Needs Donations to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Crisis

The organization plans to deliver week-long emergency food kits to homebound seniors, but needs help financing the project.

03/11/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Public Health

Houston-area COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures, and Postponements

We've pulled together a list.

03/11/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Public Health

RodeoHouston Cancelled Over Coronavirus, While Houston, Harris County to Declare Emergency

Officials are ending the event early, and cancelling others due to COVID-19 concerns.

03/11/2020 By Dianna Wray

The Rundown

Here's What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about Covid-19.

03/09/2020 By Dianna Wray and Catherine Wendlandt

Under the Microscope

An "Outbreak" at the Health Museum

The Smithsonian exhibit is spreading knowledge about epidemics amid coronavirus fears

02/24/2020 By Brittanie Shey

Cover your cough

Will I Get the Coronavirus in Houston?

You're more likely to get the flu.

01/31/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

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

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

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

Get Out

The 10 Best Activities at Discovery Green

The downtown park offers Houstonians everything from free fitness classes to young writer workshops.

07/25/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Our Forgotten History

Mosquitos: the Rodney Dangerfield of the Insect World

Everyone’s least-favorite pest has been shaping our fair city for two centuries.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax