Many people may be heading home for the holidays to visit their parents. It's a time where you may start to realize mom and dad are starting to need a little bit of help. Here is some advice on what to look out for in older relatives.
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. There are several different viruses, and one, in particular, is causing some concern to doctors.
With the season comes cooler temperatures. That can mean drier skin. We have tips for avoiding dry, flaky skin.
'A Shelter for Cancer Families has a new property near the Texas Medical Center that is a free, home-away-from-home for cancer patients and their families. It's not just a home it's also a support system.
Holiday deal hunting can be hectic and it can be easy to overdo it. Dr. Asim Shah with Baylor College of Medicine talks about what it means to be a "shopaholic" and how to prevent it, especially at this time of year.
More college students are seeking mental health services on campus but often face long waitlists.
After running more than 180-miles in the Arctic Circle, Kevin says his leg has gotten so swollen that he's unable to run fast enough to keep his body warm in the dangerous temperatures. The backpack has been passed safely to his medic and extreme runner Scott Tyner, and the mission continues!
FOX 26 is proud to partner with the Houston Health Department for its I am Life campaign. Ambassador Armando Villegas talks about the concept of "U" equals "U" and why the campaign is so important.
Dr. Biren Patel, a psychiatrist with Kelsey Seybold Clinic, talks with Melissa Wilson about the rise in illnesses and deaths among teens associated with vaping and what may be behind the potentially dangerous behavior.
A new drug to treat migraines is showing promise. In a study of nearly 1,700 migraine suffers, the drug Ubrogepant, worked better than a placebo at stopping migraines in progress, It belongs to a class of medications called CGRP inhibitors, but those require an injection and this new drug comes in pill form. It has not yet been approved by the FDA
93Q's Kevin Kline has completed Day 5 of his 9-day journey, running 302-miles in Alaska, to raise funds and awareness about pediatric cancer.
Jennifer Walker with the American Cancer Society details what happens to your body when you quit smoking.
Dr. Kimberly Mullinex from Kelsey Sebold talks with Denise Middleton about how to safely use tape to lift their breasts.
Houston Methodist Transplant Center was the site of a recent double lung transplant on a 17-year0old whose lungs were damaged beyond healing due to vaping. Dr. Howard Huang explains to Melissa Wilson how vaping damages lungs.
Alesha Kajani was diagnosed with bone marrow failure last year, her family is hoping that a matching donor can be found to save her life.
The family of a two-year-old girl, who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, is encouraging people to join the marrow registry.
"To be nominated as a Sunshine Kid, can't even begin to say what a blessing that is... they put a smile on sick kids faces and you can't put that into words."
Just have fun, take a few hours to forget about cancer and make friends with families that understand what you are going through. That's the goal of the Sunshine Kids and their leading supporter, baseball Hall of Famer Craig Biggio.
According to a new CDC report, there is a link seen between childhood trauma and adult illness. Melissa Goldberg, PsyD from UTHealth/UT Physicians stopped by Houston's Morning Show to discuss the study.
Alia has mitochondrial disease, which at one point had her sleeping 22 hours a day. Her mother Betty Sosa and her doctor Mary Kay Koenig with UTHealth visit with Sally MacDonald and Melissa Wilson to help increase awareness about this disease.