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Sleep Disorders, and an Exclusive with Gerald Hines: Thursday’s Show (January 5, 2017)

Posted on · Did you get enough sleep last night? One in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Why is sleep so important, anyway? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society insist that sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood […]

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How What You’re Exposed To In Your Earliest Days Affects What Diseases You Might Get Later in Life

Posted on · Things you were exposed to as child in the womb – or even things your parents were exposed to before you were even conceived – could play a role in your likelihood to develop certain diseases later in life. Studying those causes is the focus of a new center just opened last week (Aug. 29, […]

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New Process Aims to Prevent Amputations

Posted on · While many may associate amputations with traumatic events such as war, the more common causes often stem from vascular disease exacerbated by diabetes, according to the nonprofit Amputee Coalition. In an effort to prevent amputations, Memorial Hermann has created a new process to try and preserve limbs. To learn more about it, we talk with Dr. Kousta Foteh, […]

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Immigration Court Backlog and Adjunct Professors: Tuesday’s Show (March 29, 2016)

Posted on · Tough talk about protecting the border doesn’t mean much if immigration courts can’t process cases. Area immigration attorney Alexandre Afanassiev says his cases are being scheduled into 2019. Why? We discuss the immigration court backlog with Afanassiev, and Houston Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel, on this edition of Houston Matters. Also this hour: according to Department […]

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Who Are the Four Types of Houstonians Most Vulnerable to Diabetes?

Posted on · Researchers at UT Health have identified four groups of Houstonians who are at greatest risk of developing diabetes. The research is part of Cities Changing Diabetes, a global project between Houston and four other cities to research who’s most vulnerable to the disease, and identify and help implement solutions to prevent folks in these populations […]

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Study Examines the Effects of Diabetes on Motor Skills

Posted on · Some diabetics can experience nerve problems in their legs and feet. That’s fairly well known. But a University of Houston study documents declines in dexterity and strength in diabetics’ hands and fingertips. We discuss type 2 diabetes and motor skills with Dr. Stacey Gorniak, researcher and Assistant Professor in the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance.

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End of Year Tax Advice and Domestic Violence & Pro Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Posted on · Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking […]

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Why Are Texas Diabetes Numbers Higher Than Nationally?

Posted on · It’s hard to know for sure just how many Americans are diabetic – that’s because millions of us don’t know that we are. Various sources suggest anywhere from 22 to 26 million Americans have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program pegs the number at just shy of 26 million diabetics; 15.8 million who have been […]

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Diabetes in Houston, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: Houston Matters for Friday, February 7, 2014

Posted on · It’s hard to know for sure just how many Americans are diabetic – that’s because millions of us don’t know that we are. Various sources suggest anywhere from 22 to 26 million Americans have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program pegs the number at just shy of 26 million diabetics; 15.8 million who have been […]

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Managing Diabetes Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

Posted on · November is National Diabetes month and Texas has some of the highest incidence rates for diabetes in the nation. Much of this is due to the state's changing demographics: an aging population and ethnic makeup. There is no known cure but all forms of diabetes are treatable.

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More Serious than Most Realize

Posted on · When it comes to diabetes — ignorance can kill. A survey by the American Diabetes Association found that less than half of the respondents knew that the disease kills more people than breast cancer and aids combined. President Barack Obama has proclaimed November National Diabetes Month. Pat Hernandez has more.