Sam Houston State University’s new Conroe campus adjusts to COVID guidelines

This is the first semester that the new Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe has welcomed students to campus, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the year is not starting as anticipated.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine received its pre-accreditation status in September of last year, which allowed the college to start recruiting new students. The school’s first class is 75 students but in about two years the school plans to double that number to meet its full capacity of 150 students.

As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way into Montgomery County, Sam Houston State University began to plan for changes to the new year, keeping in mind all the requirements their students will have to meet to become medical practitioners. Back in March, faculty were asked to work remotely and the school began to plan for a year that looked very different from what was

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Basecamp Fitness Coming to Houston, Texas

WOODBURY, Minn., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Houston, Texas is about to get HIIT. Basecamp Fitness, the hot new boutique fitness franchise with a unique brand of high-intensity interval training (HIIT)-based workouts, has expanded its nationwide footprint with the sale of several new locations that will be developed in the Houston area.

“We are delighted to introduce Basecamp Fitness and its singular style of workout to Houston,” said Chris Merchant, owner of the new Basecamp Fitness. “We offer an effective and efficient workout for adults of all ages and abilities, with a team approach to torch calories and build strength.”

At 35 minutes long, a Basecamp class is one of the most intense yet effective workouts on the market. Members alternate between 60-second bursts of strength exercises and 60 seconds of cardio on assault bikes. An optional core segment follows every workout, which means participants benefit from

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Houston nonprofit The Rose determined to help uninsured women receive breast cancer treatment

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted millions of lives in many ways, one of which is the severe cut back in the number people keeping up with their routine checkups. Houston-based nonprofit group The Rose, which has been helping women receive breast cancer diagnoses and treatments for over 35 years regardless of their ability to pay, is determined not to give up on its mission.

Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and co-founder of The Rose, said the marked increase in the number of people putting off their mammograms was disastrous since early detection was the key to stopping cancer in most cases.

“We are conducting our screenings while observing social distancing,” said Gibbons. “We’re at 75 percent of what we normally would be doing. Some of our ladies are having to wait a bit to get their mammogram.”

The Rose operates two clinics in Houston and Bellaire respectively where women, insured or uninsured,

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Lake Houston area’s In the Pink shifts to online fundraiser amid pandemic

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the In the Loop campaign will replace the yearly In the Pink of Health Luncheon to raise money for Project Mammogram, which helps uninsured people receive free breast cancer screenings and services.

As the primary fundraising event for Project Mammogram, the annual In the Pink of Health Luncheon celebrates survivors, remembers those who are lost and offers a time for everyone to contribute in one way or another. The fundraiser last year was a bustling event lined with pink that featured large gift baskets for bid, a corner shop, an enormous ballroom filled with banquet tables and topped off with a server in a champagne flute dress handing out glasses and posing for photos.

Meanwhile, In the Loop is a virtual campaign that encourages Lake Houston area residents to support Project Mammogram. It will

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HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress offers preventative gene testing for breast cancer

When Dalyss Tomayer found out three of her relatives had had breast cancer, it was enough to qualify her for the genetic testing which showed she had a high risk of breast cancer herself.

Tomayer was able to discover the gene early due to getting tested at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress’ High Risk Breast Clinic, where they offer genetic testing for those who qualify to see if they may have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene which puts people at higher risk for breast cancer.

“I had known for years that two of my dad’s sisters had breast cancer, and it was in speaking with one of my aunts that I then found out also one of my cousins had breast cancer,” Tomayer said. “So, it was at that time that I realize that I did qualified for the genetic

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Approximately 40 percent of babies born with sickle cell disease in Texas are in Houston

There are about 180 babies born with sickle cell disease in Texas each year, and approximately 40 percent (70 children) are born in Houston.

The Houston Health Department said in a press release that of the estimated 100,000 Americans living with the condition, approximately 7,000 are Texans, and Houston has more diagnoses than in any other region.

Sickle cell disease is a rare genetic blood condition that ultimately causes organ damage, including severe episodes of pain that can last up to a week and can result in multiple hospitalizations throughout a lifetime.

Kennedy Cooper is one of the estimated 1,500 children in Houston living with the disease. In a blog post for Texas Children’s Hospital, Cooper shared her journey, recalling moments where she felt ashamed to take medicine in front of friends and had to miss out on activities she loves because of her condition.

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Houston Texans to open fitness centers in Katy, Rosenberg

The first two “state-of-the-art” Texans Fit facilities will be located in Katy and Rosenberg. Memberships are available now.

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans are getting into the fitness business. On Monday, the team announced they will soon open two Texans Fit locations in the Greater Houston Area. 

The first two locations in Katy and Rosenberg will open in November but more locations are planned in the future.

Members will be able to “train like pros,” the Texans said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to open our first two new state-of-the-art fitness facilities that are an extension of our brand,” said Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans. “We are committed to providing our fans and the greater Houston community with resources and access to train like professionals.”

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