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, […]

Episode 40: Shedding Light on Mental Health

May is Mental Health MonthLearning About Mental Health with Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Mental health is an issue that sometimes is not discussed among families or friends for different reasons. It could be because of stigma, but it is a health issue that needs to be brought up so that care can […]

Episode 18: CDC Holiday Recommendations

In today’s episode, Blanca is sharing CDC recommendations for staying healthy and safe during the holiday season. For more information visit: cdc.gov/healthequity/features/holidayseason or visit cdc.gov.

Episode 17: Guarding your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

In today’s episode, Blanca is discussing ideas on how to calmly enjoy the holiday season whether it’s with family, friends or alone, She shares suggestions made by mental health professionals on how takes the holiday season one day at time. If someone is having a mental health crisis or suicide crisis call or text the […]