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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
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Everyday Help for Anxiety and Depression By Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, especially among women.  Each condition is worthy of its own article and will get one in the upcoming few weeks, but first, let’s begin our investigation of anxiety and depression by taking a look at some ...read more
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher The topic of diabetes is a large, multifaceted health issue with physical, emotional, and financial ramifications for the U.S. and the world.  For the purposes of this article, we’ll take a peek at some of the many ways we as individuals can help prevent the disease from starting or can help treat diabetes if it is already ...read more
Friday, November 17, 2017
Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening during Lung Cancer Awareness MonthBy: Rubina Abrol, M.D.Physician LeadershipAmerican Lung AssociationHouston, TX Every five minutes a woman is told that she has lung cancer, and yet only three percent of women consider the disease a top-of-mind concern. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and this year ...read more
Monday, October 16, 2017
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher October is breast cancer awareness month, and with one in eight women likely to become breast cancer victims at some point in their lives, October is the perfect time to increase our awareness of this serious problem and learn more about breast cancer detection and prevention.            As women grow older, the risk of breast cancer ...read more
Monday, September 18, 2017
What We Can Do to Preserve Cognitive Healthby Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/ResearcherNote:  Regular readers of this blog may have wondered, “What happened to Part 3 of the August topics on vaccines, travel tips, and foot health?”.  The short answer, in two words, is Hurricane Harvey.  The third installment of the August story was due to be published the last week of August.  ...read more
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Part 2 of Vaccines, Healthy Travel, and Foot Problems 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 at the beginning of August.  If so, you’ll know this month, we’re looking at three topics, each of which has so much information pertaining to it, that it seemed best to divide the ...read more
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Important Vaccines, Healthy Travel, and Happy Feet by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher             For many people, August is a time of transition into something new and a time for completion of summer time goals.  During the month of August and often extending into the first two weeks of September, people take their final summer trips, start new school routines, and ...read more
Friday, June 30, 2017
 by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher There are many forms of arthritis, but one thing they all have in common is their ability to produce debilitating pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the body’s joints and connective tissues.  Just as there are common threads of symptoms among the many forms of arthritis, there are also common threads of remedies to help treat the ...read more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher     As we continue to celebrate May’s national observation of women’s health, let’s look at some of the news regarding leading concerns in women’s daily lives.  Among the most common issues women deal with on a daily basis are stress, anxiety, tension, chronic pain, and fatigue.  We’ll take a brief venture into the latest news on how to ...read more
Thursday, May 25, 2017
 If you haven’t been to the Macaroni Grill lately, you should. During this visit, we tried the restaurant’s fast lunch menu and were pleasantly surprised. The Express Lunch has options like the Italian Pulled Pork Sandwich; with roasted pulled pork + Italian slaw + Calabrian chili pesto + balsamic glaze on ciabatta bread; are offered everyday; in 7 minutes, for $7.00. A perfect fast lunch. One of ...read more
Monday, May 22, 2017
Val Gibbs was the 2016 Board Chair and a continued supporter of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC). In her time as chair, she helped take the GHWCC to new heights including 1,000 business members strong and setting a new record for 1,000 attendees at the Annual Women’s Conference. In an interview with Gibbs, she said “the reason I got involved and what I really reaped from ...read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017
  by Darra McMullen, GHWCC and Women’s Health Network writer/researcher May’s health topic is “Women’s Health”.  Women’s health encompasses such a vast array of subjects that it would be impossible to cover all of them, even briefly, in one medium length web article; however, it is possible to do two things in the time and space available.Firstly, this writer would like to remind all ladies to ...read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Overlooking the Waterway in The Woodlands, Landry’s Seafood restaurant has one of the best locations in the area. At the patio, patrons can enjoy their meal with a view of the water and walking trail plus a constant breeze.  For those looking for a great lunch or happy hour, Landry’s offers an extensive menu selection with something for everyone. However, one of the best deals on the menu is the ...read more
Monday, May 08, 2017
In a nutshellFounded in 1994, Ventures Marketing Group (VMG) provides advertising, design and marketing consulting services for a variety of Houston businesses. Too often marketing strategy is subordinated to tactics. VMG offers its clients strategies derived from insights and experience gained from working with a wide variety of clients in energy, education, healthcare, and the performing arts. ...read more
Thursday, May 04, 2017
In a nutshell  At artVIA, boutique interior design firm, our design expertise extends beyond creating spaces, as we gain insights into your lifestyle, we also can advise you on a personal adornment.  Through our design work we get to know you more intimately, and that helps us to offer a great advice on ways to adorn your spaces and yourselves too. Our objects have a sculptural design which makes ...read more
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher             Enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of spring can lead us to appreciate two other wonders of nature, our amazing senses of vision and hearing.  After we’ve paused for a few moments during our busy days to think about just how important our vision and hearing are to our lives, our next thoughts probably are (or should be) ...read more
Monday, April 03, 2017
by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher             A number of interesting developments in nutrition research have been published over the past few months.  The nutrition tips fall into several categories; we will look at three genres.  To make the reporting of some of these top tips easier to read and access, the information is divided into groups by general topic name, such ...read more
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
HOUSTON (March 24, 2017) The Women's Home today announced that Anna Dragsbaek will join the organization as its chief executive officer on May 1.   She succeeds Paula Paust who is retiring after 25 years of service.   Under Paust's leadership the WholeLife® Treatment Model was developed and The Women's Home has grown into a program providing a continuum of care from treatment to transitional ...read more
Monday, March 06, 2017
 by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/ResearcherThis month’s topic is nutrition; although this subject is far too broad and detailed in its entirety to be covered in one moderate length web article, we can, in this story, touch on some important points to consider when thinking about how to choose foods in our diet.Then, in a second, upcoming article this month, we’ll take a look at ...read more
Thursday, March 02, 2017
 Native Texan Pearl Lilley Fincher was born in 1935. She grew up as one of 11 kids to a Baptist preacher and a homemaker in Splendora, TX.  They were extremely poor with most of her siblings and their families staying in the cycle of poverty.  Pearl wanted more.  When she and her husband met and married, between the two of them they had $60 in the bank and working 2 jobs each.  Together they ...read more
Friday, February 24, 2017
 "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."    Elisabeth Kübler-Ros  Donae Chramosta, ...read more
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Jessica Brach, Events Coordinator for Uchi Restaurant, is a native Houstonian born into the restaurant industry. Her father owned a French restaurant in Humble called Chez Nous which she began working at, at the age of 5, and has now spent 31 years in the industry.  Jessica says "The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome in my life was the ever-lingering question, ‘What will I do with my life?’ ...read more
Friday, February 03, 2017
by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher The month of February has recently become synonymous with various “heart health” initiatives, most of which are very commendable, but sometimes the emphasis on diet and exercise in cardiovascular wellness may seem so overwhelming that the “average Joe (or Julie)” may feel inadequate to the task and give up before ever getting good started ...read more
Friday, January 27, 2017
 Kathryn Smith, Buffalo BillsHistorically a male organization, the National Football League (NFL) has been adding some variety to its usual line up. In recent years, you’ve seen broadcasters and refs, and finally in 2016 the first full-time female coach.In honor of Super Bowl 51 knocking on Houston’s door, we wanted to share some of the women who have been a part of NFL’s journey to include ...read more
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
 by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher  Author’s Note:  Due to December’s “holiday crush”, the planned input from a cervical cancer expert could not be arranged until later in January.  The results of that interview will be made available ASAP, but for now, please enjoy the following article, which contains a lot of relevant, useful, basic cervical cancer information.  The ...read more

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