Houston was ranked the most stressful city for workers in the U.S. Here are some ways to cope.

Working long hours bookended by long commutes, Houstonians are more stressed than average. In fact, Houston is the most stressful city in the country for workers, according to a recent study by LLC.org, which provides market research and resources for entrepreneurs. The study found that workers in Houston are on the road for nearly an [Continue Reading]

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As the weather warms up, kidney stones are more likely to form. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

Kidney stones are common — and notoriously painful. About 11 percent of men and 6 percent of women in the United States experience kidney stones at least once in their life, and those numbers are rising, according to the National Institutes of Health. The bad news is that, in most cases, you won’t know you [Continue Reading]

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Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, and many aren’t aware of the risks. Here’s how to keep it from causing serious health problems.

High blood pressure doesn’t usually cause symptoms on its own, so many people don’t realize they have it — or they aren’t aware of the risks of ignoring it. In fact, nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, but only about one in four adults with hypertension have their condition under control, [Continue Reading]

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How to Manage Your Diabetes and Still Enjoy a Decadent Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving approaches, many eagerly anticipate festive celebrations with family and friends. Those celebrations often center on food and culinary indulgences, which can be very stressful for the estimated 30.3 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Though for many people the holidays are a time to relax and overlook their typical diets, [Continue Reading]

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As African Dust Descends on Houston, Here’s What You Need to Know

By Evan Koch It’s become a summertime tradition in Houston: as soon as temperatures warm and the cool waters of pools beckon, a thick gray haze starts to settle over Greater Houston. It’s dust blowing in from the Saharan desert, bringing with it brilliant sunsets — and a cacophony of coughing. African dust season has [Continue Reading]

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Equipping Civilians on How to “Stop the Bleed” One Training at a Time

By Jade Waddy In 2018, Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital partnered with area trauma care providers to provide free bleeding control training to more than 1,300 people throughout the Greater Houston area. “It is important for those who are on scene first or those who witness [Continue Reading]