HIV and the Eye

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation As we know, HIV causes a breakdown of your body’s immune system. This means that all areas of the body are vulnerable to infection. This includes the eye. People with HIV who are otherwise in good health will likely not have eye […]

Why You Should Schedule An Annual Physical

Why You Should Schedule an Annual Physical

How often do you go to the doctor? If you’re like most Americans, chances are that you don’t often put it at the top of your list of priorities. While it may seem like a waste of time and resources to schedule a medical visit if you’re not currently sick, there are several benefits for doing […]


National Guacamole Day – September 16th

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   National Guacamole Day – September 16th What a great day to celebrate such an amazing green food! National Guacamole Day is a day devoted to praising the nutritional benefits of avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole. Avocados are rich in folate, fiber, antioxidants and potassium. In […]


It’s Game Time!

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Fall is upon us and that means the start of the football season is here too!  The fall season and football just go together and so does tailgating. When most people think of tailgate food, unhealthy food comes to mind.  I challenge you to bring a […]


Orbital Fracture

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief Of Optometry For St. Hope Foundation This month’s topic is one that hits a little closer to home than those in past blogs since my wife recently suffered an injury to her left eye and has multiple orbital fractures.  An orbital fracture is a fracture of any of […]

How Often Should I Get Tested for an STD or STI

How Often Should I Get Tested for an STD or STI?

Worrying about having a sexually transmitted disease (STD or STI) can feel isolating. Despite so many advances in technology, transportation, and civil rights, talking openly about STDs is still taboo. However, if you’re sexually active, it makes sense to get tested regularly, considering that almost half of Americans have or will contract a sexually transmitted infection. Since […]

st hope new sugar land location

St. Hope’s Sugar Land Community Health Center is Moving! 

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the Sugar Land Community Health Center opens its doors to patients at its new location – 14815 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Located just 10 minutes away from its former location, the new Sugar Land Community Health Center offers the same services and hours, with a compassionate team of […]


SHF – Houston Pride Parade 2019

St Hope Foundation was once again privileged to participate in the 2019 Houston Pride Parade. We had a float and our team was there, reaching out to the community and letting them know we love them. Our hearts are in the community, and we just love being with the people! Enjoy the video.