Health

Harris and Surrounding Counties Working to Mitigate Monkeypox

Houston currently has 481 reported cases of monkeypox.

09/06/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Health Watch

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Skin Care

Dermatologist and skin cancer specialist Dr. Ida Orengo, MD chats with Houstonia on how to tan safely in the Houston heat.

08/02/2022 By Alexia Partouche

Community First

Project Saving Smiles Enhances Oral Health Access in Houston

The public-private program aims to enhance oral health among schoolchildren from underserved local communities.

07/11/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Fighting the Virus

Where to Find COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots in Houston

Omicron is fueling a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations in Harris County and surrounding areas, and extra vaccine doses are available for free.

01/07/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Flu Season

Health Experts Share Tips To Stay Safe During Flu Season

Flu season is projected to be more severe than usual this year.

10/19/2021 By Sofia Gonzalez Edited by Shelby Stewart

Vax for cash

Harris County Offers $100 Incentive for Residents to Get Vaccinated

Lasting until the end of the month.

08/25/2021 By Shelby Stewart

some crappy news

Tips on How to Stay Safe Swimming This Summer 

How to avoid contaminated waters. 

07/12/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Safe to Drink

City of Houston Has Lifted the Boil Water Notice

Be sure to flush your systems before consuming water from your taps, though.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Mask Up, Wash Up, Stay Apart

Here's What We Know about the New Covid-19 Variant Cases in Houston

The Houston Health Department has confirmed three new cases.

02/08/2021 By Dianna Wray

Shots, shots, shots

It's Even More Important Than Ever to Get a Flu Shot This Year

A Houston doctor tells us why.

09/22/2020 By Raven Wuebker

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