Go Healthy Houston participates in Walk to School Day

Go Healthy Houston & Can Do Houston work together with Briscoe Elementary to promote and help with Walk to School Day.

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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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Let’s Move! Outside and volunteer with the Community

Mayor Sylvester Turner announces in an exciting new press release Houston’s drive to promote healthy living and activity with Let’s Move! Outside. City and Government officials join the kids from Houston’s YMCA in this community effort.

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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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Houston Boots Smoking kicks off Awareness Week

More than 40 businesses, hospitals and advocacy organizations have joined the Houston Health Department to kick off the ‘#Houston Boots Smoking’ campaign and raise awareness about the smoking cessation resources available to help Houstonians kick the cigarette habit.

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City to get dedicated bike lane downtown

Houston Chronicle Houston may get its first dedicated, on-street bike lane as early as October, as city officials prepare to convert one lane of Lamar Street downtown to a two-way cycling route connecting the popular Buffalo Bayou trails west of downtown to Discovery Green and points east. The nearly three-quarter-mile path, from the edge of […]

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