What is a Virtual Doctor's Visit and How Does it Work

What is a Virtual Doctor’s Visit & How Does it Work?

Once upon a time — before the internet made everything easier — it was common to contact a travel agent to book travel, use payphones to make calls, and memorize phone numbers. However, doing things online has become part and parcel of modern living. It has replaced maps and encyclopedias and ensures fast and effective […]

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Covid-19 Update and a Taste of Tele-Optometry

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation Since last month’s blog there has not been any new information about Covid-19 and the eyes! Viral conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” remains to be the only issue we’ve seen. Long term that may change, and I will update as I hear or […]

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Drink to Your Health

Food is always the best way to improve your health over taking supplements.  Enjoy this smoothie that uses heart healthy cacao powder, chia seeds and fruit. This is a great on-the-go breakfast! Anti–Inflammatory Cherry Garcia Smoothie Adapted from Sunwarrior   Ingredients: ● 1 cup almond milk  ● ⅔ cup cherries (frozen)   ● 1 tsp. […]

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Boost Immunity

In the last few weeks the world has become much more aware of how important proper hygiene is to protecting ourselves from diseases, especially handwashing. As Americans buy all the hand sanitizer they can find to protect themselves, it is important to remember what we put in our bodies is just as important. Food contains […]

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Houston AIDS Walk 2020

Each year, for the last 20 years, St. Hope has participated in the Houston AIDS Walk. Watch this short video to see why!

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is “Eat Right Bite by Bite”. I consistently tell my patients that living a healthy lifestyle is a journey and not something that can be accomplished in one day or even a week. I encourage my patients to make small steps to improve their nutrition every […]

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SHF 2020 Coronavirus Screening

Are you currently experiencing these symptoms (flu like symptoms)? Please check all that apply:⬜ Fever ⬜ Cough ⬜ SoreThroat ⬜ Shortness of Breath Have you been exposed to anyone that has been self-isolating for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?⬜ YES Where______________________Date________________________⬜ NO Have you been to any areas where the virus has been diagnosed in the population?⬜ YES⬜ […]

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Sweet Treats To Keep You On Track

Sweet treats to keep you on track Sugar cravings are extremely common and can sometimes get in the way of our health goals. Reaching for something fruity may be helpful to take the edge off during these strong cravings! Whole fruit is naturally sweet and full of nutrients. By eating more fruit, you will increase […]

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Top 5 Wellness Apps for 2020

Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE and Allie Bourgeois (Dietetic Intern)   Here are our top 5 wellness apps to keep you on track with all of your goals this New Year:   HabitMinder: HabitMinder is an app that allows you to turn your to-do list into good habits.  This is one way […]

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