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 […]


World Diabetes Day

Blog by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE   November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme is Family and Diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to promote the impact of diabetes on the family and offer more information on education and ways to support those affected and their families.  In 2018, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.  

what to expect after getting your mouth numbed

What to Expect After Having Your Mouth Numbed

Going to the dentist is not likely on anyone’s list of favorite things to do. However, having a check up twice a year is essential to ensure good oral health. And if you have issues that need attention (such as the need for a root canal, dental implants, or treatment for gum disease), you should […]

what to expect from dental implants

What to Expect From Dental Implants

Realizing you need dental work can be daunting. After all, teeth and gums are some of the most sensitive areas in the body. Add to that the fact that dentists use some unusual, sharp, intimidating instruments, and it’s easy to understand why so many people put their oral health on the back burner. However, avoiding […]

Why Do I Have Blurry Vision

Why Do I Have Blurry Vision?

Vision is something that’s very easy to take for granted. Even if you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, these corrective measures are so common, that they’re hardly ever thought of as a hardship. However, if you suddenly start experiencing blurred vision, it could be a cause for alarm; especially if the issue isn’t resolved quickly. […]