If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... More >>
Our favorite Metro cops -- the officers whose quick actions helped save Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray after he suffered a heart attack last month -- were presented with awards this morning from Metro and the American Heart Association.
Officers John Zepeda and Leonard Wagner just happened ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderSuits and sneakers populated National Start Walking Day.Though it may be an artery-cloggingly delicious way to live, make no mistake. Heart disease is still the number-one killer of Americans. And according to the American Heart Association, almost 67 percent of Texans ... More >>
The kidz and their tobaccoTexas is set to get $1.8 billion this year from the huge tobacco-litigation settlement of a decade ago, but it will spend just 0.6 percent of that on preventing kids from smoking, a report from a coalition of health groups said today.
The state spends $11.4 million ... More >>
This month, the American Heart Association released its flagship cookbook, aptly titled The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition, and affectionately dubbed "Big Red." It contains more than 600 heart healthy recipes, including 150 brand-new ones. It is meant to be an all-encomp ... More >>
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>