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Memorial Hermann Health System, which has a Greater Heights hospital at 1635 North Loop West, is allowing more visitors as its acute-care facilities as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has declined in the Houston region.

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The push to get COVID-19 vaccines to more and more people is among the most pressing issues facing medical professionals and public health officials, many of whom say that getting the vast majority of the population vaccinated is the best path toward ending a pandemic that has lasted for 18 months.

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Memorial Hermann Health System said in an Aug. 24 news release that third doses of the fully-approved Pfizer vaccine as well as the Moderna vaccine that is still under emergency use authorization – or coronavirus booster shots – are being administered at hospitals and clinics throughout the Greater Houston area to immunocompromised individuals as judged by criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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School is back in session and routines are forming. No more lazy days of summer. With just one of mine still at home and creating a new school routine, I am reminded of the days when the struggle to pack healthy lunches was real.

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The response to local COVID-19 vaccination incentive programs have been so strong that Houston and Harris County are expanding and extending their monetary offers for community members to receive vaccinations.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sounded alarms Thursday about a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, encouraging all residents of the region to get vaccinated and to wear masks while in public. 


With COVID-19 cases rising on account of the Delta variant, Harris County recently raised its threat level and the CDC issued updated guidance about mask-wearing in public. Here are the key developments and local case data and resources.

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The company that owns The Heights Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 1 – nearly five months after its doctors, nurses, support staff and even patients were locked out of the building because of alleged financial delinquency.

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U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is partnering with United Memorial Medical Center and Houston Community College to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday at Heights High School. The event is tailored to adolescents age 12 and older, who recently became eligible to receive the vaccine produced by Pfizer.

Dr. Mariam Wahby, a licensed marriage and family therapist who works as an education specialist in Behavioral Health Services with the Memorial Hermann Health System, said the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the mental health of teens, in large part due to the isolation caused by virtual learning.

This Saturday, May 1, St. John Northwest Church at 6696 Antoine Dr. near Greater Inwood will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the church grounds in the White Oak Bayou Shopping Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for residents who are at least 16 years old.

Hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, changes in libido or unexpected weight gain? Do these symptoms sound like something you are experiencing? Menopause is often feared for these and other symptoms. Most women hope to avoid them when they cross that threshold of life change.

Fasting is a practice that has endured centuries. It is one of the most ancient traditions in human history. Greek physician Hippocrates recommended abstaining from food or drink for his patients as early as 400 BCE.

Oak Forest resident Joanna Brooks does not need a reminder that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. She said a 2019 colonoscopy – which she’d delayed for two years after an infection landed her in the hospital – showed a precancerous lesion which was removed by her surgeon. …

Barbie Atkinson, a Mangum Manor resident, licensed professional counselor and founder of the group practice Catalyst Counseling, said her "a-ha" moment came at the same time it did for some of her adult clients.

Likely you have walked the grocery store aisle and seen a row of collagen supplements or seen some social media ad that shouts, “Add me to your smoothie!”

According to the National Retail Federation, American shoppers plan to spend $2.4 billion on candy this Valentine’s Day. That includes 58 million pounds of chocolate.

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The Houston Heights Association (HHA) is asking community members to share their love by giving blood during the month of Valentine's Day.