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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Part 2 of Vaccines and Healthy Travel  by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher   Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to read the first “installment” of this month’s article, which came out in early August.  If so, you’ll know this month, we’re looking at two topics, each of which has so much information pertaining to it, that it seemed best to divide the story into two segments ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Health & Wellness Commitee
Thursday, August 16, 2018
RENU KHATOR PRESIDENTUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON  “Education is a journey of experiences. Take every opportunity inside but also outside of classroom to experience, explore, learn and grow.”JEANINE HALLER PISKURICH VICE PRESIDENT LANDUS LOWER 48 ONSHORE, BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY "I am blessed to be able to give my younger self advice daily through my two high school daughters, especially in ...read more
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Jessica StarkschallDirector of Development and Events Jessica has spent her career working in non-profit program and event development.  She comes to the organization after spending six and a half years with the Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association as the Project Manager for the EVP Operations Department. She worked on a team under the Executive Vice President of the six state ...read more
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Beginning today and continuing until Aug. 25, voters will have a chance to decide what I believe is the most important local election in my lifetime – the Harris County Flood Control District’s $2.5 billion bond proposal for hundreds of flood mitigation projects across the county. In an effort to inform and engage the community in developing the bond proposal, the Flood Control District hosted 23 ...read more
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher  Writer’s Note:  If you missed the article concerning vaccinations and also “healthy travel” tips during August of 2017, here’s a chance to get caught up to date.  We’re “re-running” last year’s article below, as its information is still accurate, timely, and needed.  Then please join us later this month (around August 21st or 22nd.) for ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness Commitee, Chamber
Thursday, July 19, 2018
ASHLEY MCCLELLAN/CEO THE WOMAN'S HOSPITAL OF TEXAS  I admire leaders who exhibit integrity day in and day out. I am fortunate to work with a leader who embodies this character trait. Dr. Veronica Martin, our Chief Nursing Officer, puts safety and quality first and always does what is best for our patients. From the minute she walked in the doors of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas earlier this ...read more
Monday, July 09, 2018
Urgent Care and ER Clinics – What’s the Difference between the Two?Urgent Care and ER clinics popping up in communities across the United States are making it easier than ever to seek care when we find ourselves in need of medical attention.  But, the differences between the two remain a mystery to many.The similarities exist primarily in their community-based locations and convenience of care.  ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Health & Wellness Commitee
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Message from Dalila Wilson-Scott, SVP, Community Impact, Comcast CorporationWe are proud to be recognized for the fifth straight year as one of the country’s most community-minded companies by The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 highlights public and private companies that have demonstrated leadership in both ...read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Men’s Health and Skin Health for All  by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher             The month of June is notable for, among other things, a national observance of men’s health and the official start of summer (June 21st.), and therefore, this month marks the perfect time to examine some cautions concerning the health of the beloved men in our lives, as well as delve ...read more
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
   City of Houston _______________       Amanda K. Edwards, At-Large 4                 Special Announcement         Special Announcement  May 30, 2018  On May 30, 2018, City Council approved the City of Houston's budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), by a vote of 13-4. The City's fiscal year begins on July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. The total approved budget amounts ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
For the 11th consecutive year, KPMG has been recognized on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, moving inside the top 10 in 2018.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Make a Year-Round Commitment to May’s Emphasis on Women’s Health  By Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher  Because the month of May features the Women’s Health Week national observance, this month would seem to be the perfect opportunity to contemplate women’s health issues that we should be cognizant of all year.            The following article was first published in 2015, ...read more
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hosted Tenth Annual Conference for WomenAnnual Conference for Women Recognized Breakthrough Women, Diversity Leaders  HOUSTON (April 25, 2018) – The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) hosted its tenth annual Greater Houston Conference for Womenat the Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX  77010, welcoming over 1000 attendees, ...read more
Friday, April 13, 2018
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher  Eye Health: We’ll begin our look into eye and ear health by discussing five of the most common eye problems afflicting people. Conjunctivitis is a bacterial or viral infection of the eye.  Conjunctivitis is caused by contact with contaminated objects, such as dirty hands or blowing dirt that settles in the eye.  Antibiotic drops are ...read more
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
By Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher Note to readers:  Regular readers of this blog may have been looking for the following article around March 23rd. to 26th, the planned publication time.  This writer apologizes for any inconvenience experienced. Sometimes, life’s challenges simply cause other things to run a little later than anticipated.  No need to worry, though.  The ...read more
Monday, March 12, 2018
 Moving Toward Better Nutrition by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher During the latter part of February, our article took a look at lifestyle and nutritional advice for improving cardiovascular health.  That story was intended as a logical transition between the earlier February heart health article, and our March topic, which focuses solely on nutrition for overall improved ...read more
Friday, February 23, 2018
 “Affairs of the Heart”Part 2  by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher In our first installment of “Affairs of the Heart” we looked at the symptoms of different types of serious cardiovascular ailments.  Of course, we’d all prefer never to get to a crisis situation, and to work toward that goal, in this second installment of our heart health story, we’ll look at some life ...read more
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
 Affairs of the Heart(Part 1)  by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher           February is Heart Health Month, and as such, is the perfect time to address “affairs of the heart” in all their myriad types.  Some types of heart health factors, such as diet and exercise, are well known and often discussed.  Other aspects of heart health, including stress levels, personal ...read more
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Assistance for Anxiety Disorders by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher This article is the third and final installment in a three-part series of stories concerning anxiety and depression.  This piece focuses on anxiety and some of the measures people can take in their daily lives to alleviate symptoms and improve outcomes in dealing with this common disorder.              We ...read more