Vote now for your favorite 2022 Houston science teacher

Since 2019, the alliantgroup and the Houston Independent School District have been partnering for the SPARK Award, a program that rewards outstanding HISD science teachers who are increasing student engagement and achievement through innovative lesson plans that emphasize both the importance and fun aspects of science. The overall winner receives a $ 3,500 personal award … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Hermann Memorial reminds all women to prioritize their health

With Women’s Health Week and Mother’s Day both falling in the month of May, there is no better time for women to make an appointment with their healthcare provider to ensure they prioritize their own health and wellness. Below, Dr. Anisha Farishta, an OB / GYN affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and a … Read more

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner: Vincere Health offers underserved patients a holistic solution to quit smoking

From left: Shalen De Silva, CEO and co-founder of Vincere Health, and Jake Keteyian, the company’s president and co-founder. Smoking rates have declined over the decades by two-thirds since the Surgeon General warned of the consequences of lighting up more than 50 years ago. But today about 1 in 7, or nearly 13%, of adults … Read more

Lions continue to roar atop USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25

Details Category: High School News Created: 05 May 2022 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lake Creek and Oaks Christian – the two teams with Lion mascots atop the USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25 – kept winning to remain undefeated and in full control with playoff games looming. No. 1 Lake Creek (32-0) has … Read more

Traffic Safety Signs May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Motorists are inundated with roadside signs while driving. These can include speed limit signs, construction warnings, directions to prominent landmarks, and safety warnings (eg, “Icy Road Ahead”). In an interesting paper published recently in Scienceresearchers Hall and Madsen make a strong case that certain roadside safety warning signs can backfire and actually increase – rather … Read more

Melissa Lucio’s execution delayed by Texas appeals court

HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of Melissa Lucio amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities and even some jurors who sentenced her to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a request … Read more

Why Glen Tullman is backing virtual diabetes clinic 9am.health

Diabetes management can be time-consuming, cumbersome and expensive. Particularly for those who are uninsured or underinsured, it can also be unaffordable and inaccessible, according to the leaders of startup 9am.health. So instead of offering to help navigate the existing health system, the San Diego-based virtual diabetes clinic is setting out to create a completely new … Read more

Bases-loaded intentional walk part of Angels’ win over Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Angels manager Joe Maddon ordered the second bases-loaded intentional walk of his career and only the third in the majors since at least 1950, and Shohei Ohtani homered twice to lead Los Angeles past the Texas Rangers 9-6 on Friday night. Corey Seager joins Barry Bonds in 1998 and Josh Hamilton … Read more

Texas to send buses of undocumented immigrants to US capital if they’re willing to go, Gov. Greg Abbott says

CNN – Texas will send willing undocumented immigrants to Washington, DC, by bus and plane, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced Wednesday, saying local leaders in the state are fed up with the federal government for releasing migrants into their communities. Abbott told reporters the plan is a response to the Biden administration’s recent announcement that … Read more