Seen at 7: Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Dr. David Persse, chief medical officer for the Houston Health Department, joins us to talk about how high cholesterol and high blood pressure are leading risk factors for heart problems and what can people start doing today to lower their risk of heart problems?
Seen at 7: Virtual Resources for Autism
One in 44 children are diagnosed with autism. But according to a new study- services are limited, especially in many neighborhoods with people with color. There is now a virtual clinic for Autism evaluations called ‘As You Are’ that help children in Houston and surrounding areas get access to services.
Seen at 7: Learn How To Live Your Extraordinary Life
Are you living your best life? Do you feel like you are just holding it together? Are you feeling unfulfilled and uninspired, but don’t know how to turn things around? Author Hannah Austin knows those feels and can share a road map to bring your head and heart into alignment to help you discover the extraordinary life within you.
Seen at 7: Romance Scams
With the hopes of finding that special someone, humans across the world rely on social media and dating apps to find the one. And sometimes, singles looking for love stumble upon someone that sounds too good to be true. It could just be the beginning of a fairytale romance, or the beginning of a romance scam.
Seen at 7: Genealogy Workshop; Search for Lost Relatives after Emancipation
The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting a free event Saturday, February 11, called The Genealogy Workshop - The Search for Lost Relatives After Emancipation. The event will explore the practice of formerly enslaved persons placing ads in newspapers hoping to reconnect with family.
Seen at 7: Public Safety at The Super Bowl
Public safety is the top priority for first responders each year as tens of thousands of fans descend on the super bowl’s host city for the big game. To talk more about what it takes to help keep the big game safe is former Tampa police chief Brian Dugan, former Phoenix fire chief Kara Kalkbrenner, and Verizon frontline president Maggie Halbach.
Seen at 7: Keeping You Safe on the Roadways
Over the last several years, road fatalities have reached unacceptable rates, and behind each accident is a life tragically lost and grieving family members. Joining us to discuss the crisis on our roads and some resources that can help is the executive vice president of government solutions at Verra Mobility, Jon Baldwin, and the executive director of safe, Damian Kevitt.
Seen at 7: Keeping your New Year resolutions
Most of us find it easy to create New Year’s resolutions but hard to follow through. According to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2 out of 3 people give up on their resolutions before the end of January. The YMCA of Greater Houston would like to offer Houstonians some tips to make their resolutions stick, or to help them get back on track!
Seen at 7: Advancements in pet care
The last 40 years have brought remarkable breakthroughs in veterinary medicine that have transformed the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of animals of all kinds. Gene O’neill and Dr. Dana Varble of the North American Veterinary community joins us live from the annual veterinary meeting and expo in Orlando.
Seen at 7: Concerns over new Covid variant
Following the holidays, covid cases are going up around the country. Dr. Bhavna Lall, the clinical assistant professor of adult medicine in the department of clinical sciences at the University of Houston’s Fertitta Family College of Medicine, gives more insight into this new variant.
Seen at 7: Financial resolutions for 2023
With high inflation and volatility on wall street, there is no better time to make a financial resolution! But getting your finances back on track is sometimes easier said than done. Financial professional Matt Stevenson from Allied Wealth joins us with tips for setting and sticking to your financial goals for 2023.
Seen at 7: Derick Grant joins us to tell us about 360 Mindset
If you are having a tough time sticking to your new year’s resolutions, or your new goals, there may be more to it than you imagined. Growth mindset coach, author, entrepreneur, former Harlem Globetrotter, Derick Grant joins us to tell us about 360 Mindset
Seen at 7: Inspiration from Houston author, 5-time cancer survivor
Bill C Potts grew up in Houston, attending Stratford High School where he played soccer and was in the band. He got his undergrad degree at the University of Texas where he played in the Longhorn Band. Bill has beat cancer FIVE times so far – having been saved multiple times from his lymphoma at MD Anderson in Houston. Bill’s story is one of hope. His cancer is incurable. By owning his cancer journey, he continues to beat it. He lives life to the fullest, despite his diagnosis, with a goal of helping other cancer patients.
Seen at 7: Kidney conditions, early detection and prevention
More than 37 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney conditions and acute diseases that impact virtually every aspect of their lives as well as their families and communities. Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, yet 90% of people with kidney diseases are unaware that they are affected.
Seen at 7: Symptoms you may not understand
Unpredictable, and unexplained symptoms - like stomach issues, fatigue, or rashes - could be signs of a rare disease that you might not even heard of yet. The rare disease is called “Systemic Mastocytosis” and often people who have it may be either un-diagnosed, or mis-diagnosed.
Seen at 7: Homebuyer Tips
The housing market is cooling off and experts are predicting as much as a 15% drop in prices over the next year. The hurdles to becoming a homeowner are still high, especially for minorities. Watch the interview to learn more about some helpful tips and a $5,000 grant program.
Seen at 7: Concerns over RSV, Covid, and Flu
RSV is highly contagious and can spread like a wildfire through local communities; in some cases, forcing early learning centers to shut their doors. RSV usually circulates from late December to mid-February. But this year, an early spike in cases is resulting in markedly higher numbers of infections and hospitalizations. More importantly, RSV infections among young children and now older adults are filling many U.S. hospitals to capacity.
Seen at 7: “Hot holiday gifts that “WOW”!
Lifestyle expert, Emily L. Foley says that there’s are plenty of cool gifts out there to create ‘HOT HOLIDAY WOW’. She is here to share inside information on the newest trends and styles, along with some gifts ideas that will make your family or friends very happy.
Seen at 7: The Fragrance Queen
When the temperature drops and the days grow shorter, it is time to think about the inviting scents of the holidays – and the cozy days and evenings ahead. This season, we can all be home for the holidays, thanks to the transformative power of fragrance. Fragrance can transport us to our favorite memories and moments. Evoke the spirit of the season with timely, fun, and festive ideas from Linda G. Levy, “Fragrance Queen”.
Seen at 7: Coming To Houston. ISHIDA Dance “Stirs up still things”.
ISHIDA Dance presents an evening of world premieres in contemporary dance based on original poetic narratives and works by emerging and renowned international choreographers; Stirs up still things features works choreographed by ISHIDA, Swedish dancer, film director, and choreographer John Wannehag, and award-winning British Finnish choreographer Kristian Lever. Stirs up still things will play Houston January 5-8, 2023 at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Tickets on sale now at IshidaDance.org.
Seen at 7: Finding The Perfect Gift for your Favorite Pet This Holiday Season
We have the author of PAMPERED PETS ON BUDGET available to share some great gift ideas for pets. Kristen Levine will also share some timely suggestions for gifts that will help people and their pets improve their relationship.
Seen at 7: Concerns about the state of Hospitals this winter
A new report by Kaufman Hall shows one out of 10 Texas hospitals at serious risk of closure. The report underscores the pandemic’s dramatic toll on hospitals as they face mounting strain from respiratory illness surges, workforce shortages and rising costs.
Seen at 7: How medicines can play a critical role in ending the HIV epidemic
HIV continues to be a global public health crisis, with an estimated 38 million people living with the virus, as we near World AIDS Day, on December first, it’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
Seen at 7: Exercise tips for staying healthy during the holidays
Stress and anxiety can take a toll on many during the holidays and with all those holiday meals, especially the desserts, it can be harder to stay in shape. Here are some tips that may be able to keep you on the right path to staying healthy.