Health

First COVID-19 testing site opens in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Director and Local Health Authority Dr. Jacquelyn Johnson Minter, in coordination with OakBend Medical Group, have announced the first COVID-19 testing site in Fort Bend County.

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Former Houston Texan hosts race for Sickle Cell Trait awareness

More than 300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in Stude Park on Feb. 23 to educate the public on the dangers of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). They participated in the 10th annual Darling Dash 10K/5K/1K Race for #SickleCellTrait, presented by UT Physicians and hosted by local nonprofit, As One Foundation (AOF).

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$2.3 million raised at AHA’s 2020 Houston Heart Ball

The American Heart Association's 2020 Houston Heart Ball raised a whopping $2.3 million to fund its research and education programs that will ultimately save lives from heart disease and stroke. The event, which was emceed by ABC 13's Melanie Lawson and chaired by longtime AHA supporters Beverly and Jim Postl, was held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Feb. 15.

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Black History: ‘Food for the Soul’

The smell of cornbread and macaroni and cheese in the oven, collard greens marinating with turkey legs in the pot, the chitlins’ – that most will just look at and won’t eat -- on the burner, a sweet potato pie cooling off on the counter and chicken being fried on the stove is a combination that will send any hungry black family to the kitchen with their paper plates, until someone screams out, “let the kids eat first!”

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Stop making excuses and get Fit4Lyfe!

As we make a laundry list of all the things we vow to change about ourselves this new year and pray for the Sweet, Black Baby Jesus to please help us lose enough weight to squeeze back into our favorite jeans, we must realize that the power is in our hands to either make positive changes or keep doing the same old undisciplined things which have lead us to where we are today.

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