Former First Lady Laura Bush honors father- & mother-in-law during Houston visit

FOX 26, February 13, 2019

Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke at Houston Methodist at the annual Center for Health & Nature Symposium.  She honored the memory of both former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush during her speech at the Symposim, which focused on how nautre can positively impact a person’s health.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush continues legacy of promoting nature at inaugural symposium

TMC News, February 19, 2019

The Center for Health & Nature hosted their annual Health & Nature Symposium on February 13th to connect scientists and leaders in exploring research priorities and future collaborations.  Its goal is to research nature’s impact on patient and clinician care and integrate the results into clinical practice.  Former First Lady Laura Bush honored the memory of her in-laws – President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush – and love of nature during The Center for Health & Nature Symposium.

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Seeking nature in the hospital

TMC, NEWS, March 4, 2019

The Center for Health & Nature held its annual symposium on February 13th at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.  The symposium featured research proposals to advance knowledge of the intersection of health and nature. Renee Stubbins, PhD presented her teams proposal which will examine if virtual reality gardening can affect health outcomes in cancer patients.  The proposed research will provide a novel and alternative treatment addressing two important conditions in oncology patients: pain and distress.

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New health center set up at TMC by Houston Methodist, Texas A&M and Laura Bush’s Texan by Nature

Houston Business Journal, May 4, 2018

Announced May 2, the Center for Health & Nature is a collaboration between Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas A&M University System and Austin-based Texan by Nature, a nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush. The center will advance health and nature research and establish a healing garden at Houston Methodist.

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Center for Health & Nature to launch at Methodist

TMC News, May 3, 2018

A new Center for Health & Nature to be housed at Houston Methodist is anchored by the belief that nature is essential to healing and well-being. Former first lady Laura Bush discussed the need for the center by saying, “there’s a gap in research regarding what nature factors lead to increased health, what exposure to nature means and how much exposure is needed.”

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