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Athletes Need Treatment For Mental Health Issues As Much As Sore Ankles

Posted on · Mental health issues are common among athletes and are just as important to treat as physical injuries, according to a Houston-area sports psychologist and sports medicine specialist.

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Houston’s Healthcare Industry Weighs In on Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · Facing defections from within their own party, Republican leaders in the US Senate decided on Tuesday (June 27, 2017) to delay a vote on their healthcare bill until after the July 4 recess. While that gives senators more time to weigh their decisions on the bill, it also gives us more time to discuss what […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You’re in a Coma?

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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The Science of Comas, and Does Political Rhetoric Incite Violence? Monday’s Show (June 26, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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Using Church as Mental Health Outreach

Posted on · Dr. Rheeda Walker is a psychology professor at the University of Houston, and she’s the lead consultant for the Advancing Emotional Health initiative at Wheeler Baptist Church in Houston’s Third Ward. She holds free workshops at a number of African American churches in Houston on mental health awareness. The World Health Organization estimates one in four […]

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Why Midlife Doesn’t Have to Be a Crisis for Houston Women

Posted on · Houston entrepreneur Lee Brochstein created Intersection M to fill a void she felt existed for women at midlife. Her business aims to provide these women with resources for their health, career, and relationships. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Brochstein ahead of a seminar her business is hosting at the Health Museum on Sunday, May 7.

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Whole Woman’s Health Clinic Reopens, and Improper Teacher-Student Relationship: Thursday’s Show (May 11, 2017)

Posted on · It’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016)) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion. The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced […]

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Concierge Medicine: Better Patient Care or Privilege of the Elite?

Posted on · In Houston, across Texas, and nationwide, more and more primary care physicians are trying different models to address rising costs, limited time with patients, and too much paperwork. Among the concepts growing in popularity: concierge medicine. It comes in different forms: the most traditional model is that the doctor only sees a limited number of […]