Grandparents and Fitness

absolutely! HEALTHY LIVING By Donovan Greer – Grandparents Day is September 7th, but instead of celebrating with a cake, how about going for a spin on a bike or walk around the park? In today’s society, Americans age 50 and older are beginning to see longer life expectancies. An increasing number...

The Best Way to Ensure a Smart and Balanced Lunch: Take It With You

With kids back in school, it’s more important than ever to make certain they receive proper nutrition to help them keep going strong throughout the day. Local children’s nutrition expert and dietitian Megan Schwartz, RD, LD has some excellent tips on how to help children eat healthy foods that also...

Fall Harvest

absolutely! HEALTHY LIVING –  By Scott Bean  – While it is hard to imagine the fall harvest in Houston’s September record-breaking  heat, go ahead because believe it or not, now is the time to plant your fruits and vegetables. You have probably noticed the many Farmers’ Markets popping...

Bacteria and Cancer: Feeding Your Microbiome

How does what people eat affect their chances of getting cancer? Some new answers may be hidden in the millions of bacteria that live in one’s gut. These bacteria make up the gut microbiome – the largest collection of bacteria in the body. It starts forming when people are born, then grows and...

Do You Have a Leaky Gut?

By Dr. Dian Ginsberg- Weight management, longevity and maintaining sharp cognitive skills are probably the most important health issues facing our population today. The most profound influences on our health are not the doctors we visit, the surgeries we have needed or the medications we take, but the...

Childhood Obesity

By Donovan Greer – We are hearing a lot in the news about childhood obesity. The definition of the word obesity is having too much body fat. The body mass index, or BMI, is the measurement used to determine if a person is obese. According to Texas Children’s Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment...

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