Eating for a Healthy Heart, This Month, and Beyond

By Krystal Paramo & Latreka Staten Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Diet and lifestyle have a significant impact on many of the risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and excess weight gain. As we conclude Heart Health month […]

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IT’S TIME TEXAS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE – HOUSTON Houston Has What It Takes to Win!

The IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, presented by H-E-B, is a 8-week competition that galvanizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members and mayors to transform the health of your community. In 2019, the challenge starts January 7th and runs to March 3rd. Here is how it works: Step 1 Register online at: https://ittcommunitychallenge.com/   This earns […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOU | Setting SMART Goals for Your Journey to a Healthier You

by Viany Montes, BHWP, CHES ®) It’s that time of the year again, the time for setting New Year’s resolutions and deciding how you want your year to be! There is one problem though – New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick – whether you want to save money or get in shape, people have […]

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Have a Healthy & Safe Holiday!

The U.S has one of the safest food supplies in the world.

However, disease-causing bacteria can contaminate food, causing illnesses also known as “food poisoning”.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors National Recognition Award

The City of Houston Health Department was awarded a 2nd Place National Recognition Award for childhood obesity prevention at the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted the $25,000 award at the conference ceremony on January 25, 2018 in Washington D.C. The Houston Health Department will be able to expand the […]

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Cigna Sunday Streets Thanks Local First Responders and Public Servants Post-Harvey

Cigna Sunday Streets kicked off its 2017 Fall Series by returning to the popular Washington Avenue neighborhood on Sunday October 1st and it did not disappoint!

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Go Healthy Houston Launches the Houston Active Living Plan

THE HOUSTON ACTIVE LIVING PLAN officially launched at the June Go Healthy Houston taskforce meeting on June 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Plan is the culmination of a yearlong effort engaging with multi-sectoral partners to develop strategies to increase active living opportunities for all Houstonians. Nearly 40 stakeholders representing various sectors, from the Houston […]

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