Natural disasters, tropical diseases, and other climate-related crises have prompted public health officials in Texas (and several other states) to issue a warning. After all, climate change has the potential to make several regions of the United States uninhabitable.
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.
HOUSTON – COVID-19 cases at many Houston area school districts climbed and even multiplied for weeks, but throughout the region, caseloads are dropping dramatically. The exceptions are Katy ISD and HISD, which started later than most, but even in those districts, less than one percent of students have active COVID-19 cases.
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.
The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion Tuesday night to stop the enforcement of a new law that bans most abortions in Texas.
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 Readyharris.org.
"If the FDA judges the data sufficient enough, we could do it by the fall," Dr. Anthony Fauci said. COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 could get the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration sometime this fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. "If...
Doctors are finding out that PTSD is very common in people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
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...
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.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to cancel a controversial $11 million contract for COVID-19 outreach. Last week, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said she would call for the cancellation claiming the issue has become overly politicized. Harris County to cancel $11 million COVID-19 contract...
Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, email@example.com or @townsquaretalk. Last Thursday, President Biden revealed his new plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country. His strategy is a...
Against the delta variant specifically, experts say the effectiveness of just one dose is akin to "not being vaccinated at all."
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 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...
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