Episode 74: Protecting Your Heart with the American Heart Association

February is American Heart Month, and I, for one, just take my heart for granted. I don’t think about it until I hear about people who have lost family members or friends to heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. I also found out it can happen at any age. It’s not just an elderly person’s […]

Episode 72: Finding a Deeper Meaning in Everyday Life at The Jung Center

Welcome back, Houston explorers! This week on “Spotlight Houston,” we’re diving into something different. Get ready to unlock the secrets of self-awareness with our latest episode: “Finding a Deeper Meaning in Everyday Life at The Jung Center.” Do you ever wonder about the bigger picture of life? Well, you’re not alone! We’re taking you inside […]

Episode 69: Save a Life! Commit to Donating Blood

In our latest episode, we sit down with Theresa Pina, the vice president of operations for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, to shed light on the critical need for blood donations. As we celebrate National Blood Donor Month, we discuss the impact of blood donations, dispel misconceptions, and emphasize the ease of the donation […]

Episode 58: Breast Cancer Awareness with The Rose

What do you know about breast cancer? Did you know that through prevention, death rates can be reduced? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you have ignored or put off getting checked, now’s the time to do it! Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose Center for Breast Health Excellence, takes the opportunity […]

Episode 54: Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s

When we hear the word dementia, sometimes the first thing we think of is Alzheimer’s. Today, we’ll discover what dementia means and learn more about what we need to know about Alzheimer’s. Jorge Olvera, director of outreach with the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas, joins host Blanca Quezada to clarify the differences between mental […]

Episode 52: Giving the gift of hope with LifeGift

Photo of Kevin Myer, from LifeGift

Becoming an organ and tissue donor is something we can easily do, but for many of us, that’s not something we even think about. It may seem like a scary thing to do, but when you’re a registered donor, you will not only be giving hope to the person in need of a life-saving transplant […]

Episode 51: In-Depth with the Houston Health Department

Houston has an excellent Health Department with over 70 health resources and plenty of services and information for our community. Porfirio Villarreal, public information officer for the Houston Health Department, joins Blanca to explain how this dynamic city department’s mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and help to protect the […]

Episode 50:  Redefining “Old Age” with the Great Age Movement

As a society, we tend to view aging people as “old people” that should sit at home and basically become invisible. What a mistake this is because they still have a lot to contribute. All they need is someone to recognize that they still exist. Fritz McDonald, president and founder of the Great Age Movement, […]