The dance that almost wasn’t

Nearly three decades ago, David Teverbaugh stood on a beach in Belize with his sun-kissed new bride and made one more vow: For the rest of their lives together, he would celebrate their marriage by dancing with her on beaches around the world. Over the years, Christina and David Teverbaugh have slow-danced on the sands [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

How to Save a Life

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, There are currently over 120,000 people in the United States who need a lifesaving organ transplant, and 13,000 of those people are in Texas. Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list. In the past year, there were over 2,500 transplant procedures in [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

How to Avoid Health Insurance Penalties for 2016

It’s tax time again. This year you may be in for a rude awakening if you have to pay a penalty for not having health insurance in 2015.  According to healthcare.gov, if you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee called the individual shared responsibility payment.  This [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Cycling Tips for BP MS 150 Riders

If you’re one of the 13,000 cyclists riding in the BP MS 150 on Saturday, do you know why this is not the weekend to try new foods?  Are you aware of how eating foods that are off-temperature can play havoc with your digestive system?  And what can the color of your urine tell you [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Taking A Stand Against Child Abuse

The statistics are sobering. Last year, more than 66,000 Texas children became victims of child abuse and neglect, according to the latest report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The Houston area alone counted more than 6,000 victims, the agency found. And the consequences are dire. Survivors of maltreatment face lifelong emotional, [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma