Tag Archives: 5th Ward / East End

The Pulse: State of the Galveston Bay; HIV Advocacy and Bernie Sanders

This week on The Pulse, Legacy Public Affairs Specialist Venita Ray discusses expectations for an upcoming meeting with Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and other HIV advocates. Venita also provides some insight into a similar meeting recently held with Hillary Clinton. Heather Schiappa of the Galveston Bay Foundation reports on the “State of the Bay.” Is Galveston Bay …

LA Times Article on National Zika Response Raises Concerns for Houston

By Kevin Nix, Sr. Director of Communications The LA Times published an article “Zika’s coming, and there’s not enough money for another health emergency” yesterday highlighting the growing concern around Zika. The piece looks at where the preparedness response toward the virus seems to stand in Houston. From the Times: “‘It feels like we are not …

The Pulse: Medical Marijuana Legalization

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On The Pulse this week, we discuss marijuana legalization and medicinal benefits with Heather Fazio, the Texas Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Foundation and CBDOil with Stephanie Fokas, board chair for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. Discover where support for legalization is coming from and hear more from advocates of how this could be so …

The Pulse Radio – The Honorable Dr. Alma Allen on Connecting Health and Literacy; Dept. of Health’s Marlene McNeese on Turnaround Houston and Fighting HIV Incidences

On this week’s episode, we talk with Rep. Dr. Alma Allen about the link between health and literacy in children, as well as her interest in the HISD Superintendent position. Joining us from the City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/STD Bureau Chief, Marlene McNeese, discusses Mayor Turner’s pilot initiative – Turnaround …

Dr. Barnes, Chief Medical Officer of Legacy, Receives YWCA Honor

The YWCA released their 2016 honorable nominations this past week regarding Houston’s Outstanding Women. These nominations recognize immense leadership in fields throughout Houston and our very own Dr. Ann Barnes was one of the recipients. The Houston Chronicle profiled the nominees this week and offered their congratulations to all the winners.  Dr. Barnes will be …

Autism Disorder: What to Know

Brothers Sitting Under a Tree

Autism spectrum disorder is a lack of social interaction, combined with problems in communication, speech and non-verbal means, as well as problems with needing things to be routinized—expressing order, sameness or routines as part of their daily structure.

Major Depression Should Be Treated Like Any Other Serious Medical Condition

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental illnesses that we as mental health professionals treat on a daily basis. MDD differs from occasional sadness that most of us experience; it often includes a more pervasive sad mood and/or an inability to feel joy, hopelessness, physical symptoms, and a significant impairment in …