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‘It’s senseless’: An inside look at UTMB’s COVID ICU unit in League City

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – Wednesday was another busy day inside the COVID unit at UTMB’s League City hospital. Unfortunately, the staff said they’ve gotten used to considering days like this ordinary. There were patients coding, visitors crying, staff physically and emotionally drained. The difference this day, there’s a TV crew there to shoot it, and the staff seems thankful for that; they’re thankful the public will finally see inside the ICU and why they’re pleading to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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Texas girl, 4, dies of COVID-19 after being infected by anti-vax mom

A 4-year-old Texas girl has died of COVID-19 — which she likely contracted from her mom, a staunch anti-vaxxer, the grieving parent said. Little Kali Cook died in her sleep at home in Bacliff last Tuesday, just five hours after she woke in the early hours with the first signs of a fever, mom Karra Harwood told local media.

Harris Co. extends $100 Cash Card Incentive Program for covid-19 vaccines

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – Harris County Public Health COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites at Dick Graves Park and Bear Creek have reopen following what was Tropical Storm Nicholas. Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo is also extending the $100 cash card incentive for people who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose to September 30th, 2021. Harris county residents who receive their first dose of the vaccine from any provider in Harris County can fill out the online form to see if they’re eligible for the $100 virtual cash card by text or email. For more information on applying to the vaccination incentive program visit

Houston Food Bank expands outreach during the pandemic

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Like many organizations, the Houston Food Bank made some shifts in its approach to helping the community during the pandemic. In the course of the ongoing crisis, food bank officials say the unemployment rate grew exponentially leading to a more desperate need for emergency food assistance. Houston...
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Memorial Hermann provides insight on Covid-19 and Flu Vaccines

Our city is full of exciting people, places and businesses! H-Town Spotlight is a fun and informative segment that showcases all that Houston has to offer!. In our September 16 segment, we will talk with the experts at Memorial Hermann as they provide information and insight on Covid-19 and Flu Vaccinations. Charting a better future that's built upon the health of our community is the driving force for Memorial Hermann. They are decdicated to redefining health care for the individuals and many diverse populations that they serve. Their,100 affiliated physicians and 29,000 employees practice the highest standards of safe, evidence-based, quality care to provide a personalized and outcome-oriented experience.
Houston Chronicle

Houston's medical experts aren't worried after Nicholas halts COVID tests for a day

As Hurricane Nicholas barreled toward the Gulf Coast Monday, multiple Houston health care institutions announced they would be close COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites Tuesday as a precaution. The storm produced high winds, downed power lines and trees and flooding in some areas of Southeast Texas. However, by midday Tuesday,...

KPRC 2 kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with vaccine campaign

KPRC 2 is celebrating Hispanic Heritage by teaming up with Telemundo Houston to launch a multilingual COVID vaccine awareness public service campaign targeting Houston’s LatinX community. The “Plan Your Vaccine” campaign features news anchors from both stations. KPRC 2 News Today anchors Owen Conflenti & Lisa Hernandez, Chief Meteorologist Frank...
Houston Chronicle

Oil-field service job growth slows in August as delta cases surge

The U.S. oilfield services and equipment sector added the fewest jobs in four months as a surge in COVID-19 infections appears to be slowing job growth nationally. Employment in the sector, dominated by companies like Halliburton, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, rose by an estimated 3,711 jobs, or 0.6 percent, in August, the slowest rate since April when sector employment rose by 1,352 jobs. Nationally, the U.S. economy in August created the fewest jobs in seven months as the delta variant slowed hiring in many sectors, including restaurants, hospitality and retail.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine location for yourself and your loved ones

KPRC 2 has teamed up with Telemundo Houston to make it easy for more people in our community to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is free at many locations all over the Greater Houston area. Upon vaccination, each person receives a CDC COVID-19 card that lists the date of the first dose, provider, and vaccine type. If given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the recipient will be given the date to return for a second dose.

Koda Health to expand digital care-planning platform with National Science Foundation grant

Houston health technology firm Koda Health is being awarded a National Science Foundation grant to expand its advanced care-planning platform. Koda Health's platform works to streamline and digitize conversations with patients about medical care preferences. The cloud-based platform asks patients questions about quality of life preferences, power of attorney to make end-of-life health care decisions, emergency contacts and more. The platform then takes that legally binding patient data and shares it with doctors, attorneys and loved ones.
Houston Chronicle

Express your concern with care and try conscious complaining

One thing a lot of us could do more: complain. Or, complain consciously, that is. This is a concept I learned from Karla McLaren, an author and emotions researcher, who has fascinating things to say about how to cope with our feelings. She says complaining, when done properly, can keep...