By Shana Tatum RD, LD The pancreas is a small but powerful organ that has much to do with our metabolic health. It is essential for transforming our food into energy. It serves as both an endocrine gland, one that sends out hormones such as insulin and glucagon, and as an exocrine gland that sends out enzymes like lipase and amylase. Lipase helps to digest fat and amylase … [Read more...] about Use nutrition to support metabolism, healthy pancreas
Of all the decisions to be made when planning your estate, there are two big mistakes to avoid — failing to plan and failing to update your plan. For those who have previously planned, the good news is that you haven’t needed your plan yet. That said, you can’t completely set it and forget it. There are certain events that should prompt a review of the decisions previously … [Read more...] about When should you update your estate plan?
By Abigail Eastman Sophia Castillo, an 11-year Houston ISD teacher who works at Heights High School, said virtual learning could never compare to in-person instruction. She said she's a different person when teaching in front of a screen versus teaching in front of a classroom full of kids. Castillo teaches biology to ninth graders and, in some ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is … [Read more...] about Unprecedented school year to start with uncertainty
Wanda Lee Callahan, 62, born March 29, 1958, died Aug. 19. She is survived by her children Crystal Janke, Bethany Ransier, Erin Bunker, Kelline Merris, Richard Callahan Jr., and eight grandchildren. Melvin Wayne Cooper, 77, born Jan. 17, 1943 in Clovis, New Mexico, died Aug. 15. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Cooper, daughter Clare Cooper, and son Anthony Cooper. Billie … [Read more...] about Passings in the community – Aug. 29
Editor’s note: This is an installment in an ongoing series called Campus Corner, in which April Petronella of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee writes about topics important to area schools, students and their families. Returning to school for a new academic year is stressful under normal circumstances. Returning to school amidst a global … [Read more...] about Campus Corner: Here’s how you can help as local schools manage new normal