When The Leader visited with local chef Karuna Diedericks two years ago, she had started a cooking and consulting business to build upon a personal chef service she had offered since 2011. It was centered on Ayurvedic principles — Ayurveda being the traditional medicine of India dating back 5,000 years. Now she is fine tuning her vision and taking the endeavor full time, partnering with ISKCON of Houston to offer cooking classes at their eight acre property in Acres Homes. An Ayurvedic practitioner who earned her degree from the California College of Ayurveda in 2007, Diedericks said that the impetus for shifting gears was part necessity and part passion. “I was also doing education and sales for ten different vitamin and skin care lines with Whole Foods and other health food … [Read more...] about Plant based cooking school to open at ISKCON’s The Farm
St. Joseph Medical Center – The Heights 1917 Ashland St | Houston, TX | 77008 713-969-5400 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Complete Wellness Package: Life-Saving Cost of Only $80 *We accept flexible spending account (FSA) or health saving accounts (HSA). This life-saving screening service takes just 15 minutes and provides you with detailed information about your heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, and fitness. Our mobile heart attack and stroke risk assessment unit is facilitated by a team of experienced healthcare professionals and equipped with the latest imaging technologies. Screening package includes: • Carotid Artery Ultrasound • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) • Blood Pressure in Both Arms • Resting Heart Rate • Body Mass Index (BMI) • … [Read more...] about AngioScreen Vascular Health Screenings at St. Joseph Nov. 21
By Monica Thomas, MPH, RD, LD For The Leader A night of drinking alcohol heavily can lead to that pesky hangover feeling. However, is a hangover really the only side effect we should be worried about? The National Institute of Health assessed the latest research which showed that alcohol consumption both light and heavy can have long term effects on our health. It is important to note that alcohol can affect people differently based on genetics, family history, diet, etc. Alcohol and Your Organs The organ most often associated with the negative effects of alcohol consumption is the liver. However, what most people do not realize is that alcohol consumption can also negatively affect the brain, heart and pancreas. When we think of the impact alcohol has on the brain, we often … [Read more...] about How does alcohol affect your health?
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a fitting time to take action against the leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women. Smokers and former smokers, generally considered at high risk for lung cancer, are encouraged to schedule a lung CT (computed tomography) scan at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Medicare often covers the cost of the scan. “Lung cancer is often not discovered until its final stages, so about 75 percent of lung cancer patients typically present with symptoms when the cancer is more advanced and the disease is no longer curable,” says Aparna Surapaneni, M.D., a radiation oncologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. “Our goal is to identify patients at a much earlier stage when treatment is more effective and the … [Read more...] about CT Lung Scan Offers Early Detection at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Mention October and thoughts naturally turn to pumpkins, cold fronts and football. However, it’s also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Having a mammogram is a vital step toward good breast health. Sharon Smith, M.D.; Jennifer Whitelock, M.D.; and Amber Dobyne, M.D., obstetricians-gynecologists affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, endorse screening mammograms for their lifesaving benefits. “There are certain abnormalities that simply cannot be detected by the patient at home and perhaps not by the physician in the office,” says Dr. Whitelock. “Some types of breast cancers are so small that they cannot be picked up in the form of a mass.” THE FIRST STEP TO DIAGNOSIS Drs. Smith, Whitelock and Dobyne follow the American College of Obstetricians and … [Read more...] about Mammography Makes a Difference