Talking with Children about Nutrition | A book list

Developed by the Houston Health Department | Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Education and Wellness It’s National Nutrition Month and the perfect opportunity to talk with the youngest among us about food, nutrition, gardening and answer all sorts of odd questions and random curiosities about the food system. Inspired by our last collaborative event […]

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2006 – 2016: The 10 Year Mile Marker of the City of Houston Smoking Ordinance

November 7, 2016 | Houston Health Department | Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management It’s been over 50 years since the publication of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. 50 Years ago, smoking was a social norm; it was ordinary to smoke indoors and in communal areas. Smoking was commonly advertised […]

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Faith and Diabetes Summit 2016

 

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Bill Baun – Through Well and Hell

Bill Baun is the wellness officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been working in corporate wellness since its earliest days, and despite his own battle against cancer, his input continues to shape the wellness field today.

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U.S. Adult obesity rate hits almost 40%

The US obesity rate for adults has climbed to 37.7%, up from 32.2% 10 years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And after nearly a decade of women and men having similar rates, women now have higher rates (38.3% vs 34.3%), said lead author Cynthia […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HEALTH SUMMIT

Texas has the 3rd largest Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the United States. Frequently, the health needs of this rapidly growing and diverse population are misunderstood and overlooked.

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Cigna & USA Today present Health Care Forum in Houston

Cigna and USA TODAY are joining forces to present “Building Healthier Communities” in Houston September 18, a two-hour forum that will explore ways to improve health care and better manage escalating costs.

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Street plans call for doing more with less driving room

Houston Chronicle Dunlavy is, at least in theory, a four-lane street between Allen Parkway and U.S. 59. Some drivers question whether the outside lanes really count. Uneven gutters, often filled with debris or small mounds of dirt deposited by passing cars and trucks, line the traffic lanes. Cyclists who brave the road dodge potholes and […]

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