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UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS

Houston: A University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work research center working to eradicate the underlying serious and systemic challenges that contribute to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States has received $5 million in renewal funding from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. to facilitate the continuation of its impactful work. Led by […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Supports BIPOC Yoga Teachers

Hindus of Greater Houston Supports BIPOC Yoga Teachers

By Pooja Salhotra Houston: In response to calls for racial justice last summer, Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) donated about $8,000 to fund yoga-teacher-training for four Black students, each of whom is, in their own way, spreading the mind and body practice to marginalized communities. Last summer, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd died […]

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

By Harsh V. Shringla We focus on the human and development impacts of climate change *Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The country aims to be ‘a leader in thought and action on climate’, its foreign secretary says Harsh V. Shringla is India’s […]

Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

Dr. Arun Gupta: Wake Up to Opioid Addiction Among Indian Americans

By Manu Shah On 5th July 2020, Ikonkar Manmohan Singh Sandhu, a young 23 year old boy, died from an opioid overdose in Michigan just months before he was to be married. He is by no means an isolated case in the Indian American community. A small group of doctors are sounding the alarm on […]

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

How Seniors Can Register for the Corona Vaccine in Houston Area

By Aaron Barker Houston: As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrive in the Houston area, officials are ramping up the process of administering those shots. Vaccines are only available to people who are eligible under phases 1A and 1B of the state’s distribution plan. No matter where you live or which group you are […]

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

Three Musketeers Win Texas Governor’s 2020 Volunteer Award

By Sanchali Basu Houston: They call themselves The Three Masketeers. They are a teenage trio from Pearland, who have been recently awarded the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Award for 2020. These high schoolers were killing time during the forced lockdown, somewhat dejected that their research presentations at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair had also been […]

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

Houston Seniors Begin Getting Long-Sought Covid-19 Vaccinations

By Dylan McGuinness Houston: Hospitals and medical providers in Houston have begun vaccinating patients who are senior citizens this week, as the sweeping public inoculation campaign extends past front-line workers for the first time. Some 3,000 people who are 75 or older are scheduled to get their first shots this week at Methodist Hospital. Memorial […]

How to Get Tested for Covid-19 in Houston

How to Get Tested for Covid-19 in Houston

If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, or if you think or know that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the disease, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones, your co-workers, and your community to schedule a test. The Houston Health Department and agency partners offer free testing […]

Mayor Urges Houstonians to Limit Holiday Gatherings to Household

Mayor Urges Houstonians to Limit Holiday Gatherings to Household

Houston: Mayor Sylvester Turner and Dr. David Persse, the city’s leading health expert, talked Monday about how Houstonians should proceed with celebrations this holiday season during the coronavirus pandemic. Turner said the percentage of people receiving positive results from their COVID-19 tests, known as the positivity rate, was at 7.9%, up from a low of […]

Chancellor’s Award for Texas A&M Professor Samba Reddy

College Station: Dr. Samba Reddy is Professor at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. The EDGES Fellowship was launched in 2019 to honor faculty members who have demonstrated significant accomplishments and high levels of discipline in their respective fields. EDGES Fellows retain the right to use the title throughout their tenure as faculty members. […]

UH Professor’s Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

UH Professor’s Covid-19 Nasal Vaccine

Houston: The University of Houston has entered into an exclusive license option agreement with AuraVax Therapeutics Inc., a Houston, TX based biotech company developing novel vaccines to help patients defeat debilitating respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. Under terms of the agreement, AuraVax has the option to exclusively license a new intranasal COVID-19 vaccine technology developed […]

One of Our Own’s Covid-19 Journey from Ventilator to Back Home

One of Our Own’s Covid-19 Journey from Ventilator to Back Home

By Lisa Grey Houston: In early March, Susham “Rita” Singh, then 65, took time off from selling appliances at the Galleria-area Home Depot. Her husband and her daughter — a doctor — yelled at her, warning her against flying to India for her annual visit with her mom. This new coronavirus was wreaking havoc in […]

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Houston: Covid-19 has thrown everyone into an uncertain phase and many have suffered a great deal. The pain is continuous in the form of health challenges, financial distress, isolation, and so on. But Arya Samaj Houston became proactive and walked an extra mile to deliver to the community It has been functioning online and indeed […]

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

UMMC TX President Syed Mohiuddin: A Frontline Hero for the Underserved

Houston: With the ever-changing landscape of America’s healthcare system, it is becoming more and more difficult to find healthcare providers and facilities that value patient care and satisfaction above everything else. One hospital stands out in Houston, Texas, even going as far as only requiring a photo ID for covid-19 testing. United Memorial Medical Center […]

Mind Management Challenge: 21 Days, 21 Videos, 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind

Houston: Mind Management Challenge starting Sep. 11, 2020 on YouTube by Swami Mukundananda, world-renowned mind management expert and bestselling author is a set of FREE 21 Videos, 21 Tools and 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind! Read to know how it can help you! Swami Mukundananda, global spiritual leader is a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji […]

Pitfalls of Buying a Portable Generator

Pitfalls of Buying a Portable Generator

By Shyam Sane Since the cost of portable generators has declined in recent years ( under $800 ), the demand and use of such generators has increased substantially during the recent seasonal storms such as Laura, which made landfall on the Gulf Coast recently. This article has been prepared as the result of the personal […]

More than 1,200 Join 5th International Day of Yoga at Midtown Park

More than 1,200 Join 5th International Day of Yoga at Midtown Park

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: “Despite the scorching sun, about 1,200 yoga practitioners took over the lawns at Midtown Park on June 21st to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga (IDY) organized by the Indian Consulate of Houston. It was a record turnout and proof that Yoga awareness is growing exponentially and helping millions of […]

Art of Living’s “Make Houston Happy” Campaign a Huge Success

Art of Living’s “Make Houston Happy” Campaign a Huge Success

HOUSTON: The Art of Living Foundation in Houston organized a successful Make Houston Happy campaign going on since March 27th of this year. As part of this initiative, they conducted a special “Happiness Program” workshop from May 4th – May 6th at the Sheraton (Brookhollow)Houston. Through this campaign Houstonians across the greater Houston area are […]

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

An Inspiring Evening with Rajshree Patel On “The Power of Vital Force”

HOUSTON: Rajshree Patel, a mind and meditation expert, visited Houston this weekend and delivered a talk titled ‘Defying your Limits’ at Unity of Houston. Over the last 30 years, Rajshree has traveled to more than 35 countries, taught hundreds of thousands of people the power of meditation, mindfulness, breath work and other ancient tools for […]

Save a Life and Jaykay Wealth Advisors Host CPR Certification Class

Save a Life and Jaykay Wealth Advisors Host CPR Certification Class

SUGAR LAND: On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Jaykay Wealth Advisors Inc. sponsored and organized its first annual CPR Certification Class for the public in collaboration with Save a Life, a nonprofit organization. Financial Advisors, Anasuya Kabad and Jay Kabad, recognized that people’s well-being include not only their financial health, but also their physical and emotional […]

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