Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Take Charge of Your Health with Medical Screenings

by Darra McMullen,
GHWCC and Women’s Health Network writer/researcher

With the observance of National Women’s Health Week (May 8th. – 14th.) in our very recent rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to make a personal health plan and implement it into our everyday lives.

            During National Women’s Health Week, most of us probably read or heard, in a piecemeal fashion, about various health issues effecting women, but we may not have sat down and tried to coalesce our tidbits of information into a cohesive body of information from which to make a plan of action. Because we at the GHWCC encourage all women to care for their whole selves, the information that follows is intended as a quick checklist of overall health basics to help us focus our attentions on improving overall health – including in areas that we may often gloss over or ignore completely.

To begin, we’ll start with the more commonly discussed issues surrounding women’s health, but we’ll move quickly to areas frequently overlooked.

  “Know your numbers” – weight, height, blood pressure, cholesterol (LDL, HDL, triglycerides, overall total cholesterol), blood glucose, A1C.

These figures can give you important clues to your overall risk for major killer diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, or other cardiovascular problems, as well as clues to the presence of other conditions, such as osteoporosis.

  Make sure your female parts are examined and screened for disease.  Breasts, ovaries, uteruses, and vaginas have on-going issues and needs throughout life, even if child bearing is long over.  Younger women who still have child bearing in the picture have even greater need for being sure their female parts are healthy.  Whatever your age and stage of life, make sure you’ve been screened recently for cancer and other health problems.  Talk with your doctor about a screening regimen that’s right for you and your personal needs.

Monday, May 16, 2016

GHWCC Member Restaurant Spotlight: UP Restaurant


 Authentic, high quality, savory American cuisine with a bold Texas twist

Set in a Highland Village landscape, Up features classic American food with a menu that is planned for the way Houstonians like to eat and drink. The menu stands apart from the trends of the day. Whether one is craving authentic Spanish Paella, USDA steak, or crudo, they will find their favorite version at Up.

Perched three floors up you will be able to enjoy the scenery of downtown Houston or the Galleria. Enjoy the outdoor patio and the wall to wall windows that will be open when weather permits.

Up is destined to become a Houston staple-your second kitchen. Service is simple- never fussy. Always kind and welcoming, Up is the way dining should be. Authentic, Quality, and Savory American Cuisine with a Bold, Texas Twist!


After 5:30PM


Up Restaurant has unique private and semi private dining areas that will meet every need.

3995 Westheimer Rd.
3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: 713.640.5416