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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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Heart Disease: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease

Posted on · Thirty years ago, articles and advertisements related to the treatment of heart disease focused primarily on men. It was once a generally accepted belief that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” Not anymore. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the […]

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As Patients with Congenital Heart Defects Live Longer, They Present New Challenges for the Medical Community

Posted on · According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, an estimated two million Americans live with congenital heart defects. More than half of them are adults. That, of course, wasn’t always the case. But as more people with congenital heart disease are living longer, it’s presenting new challenges for the […]

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City Council Preview and Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Posted on · Last year, Houston’s City Council tackled some challenging issues, including passage of an equal rights ordinance, and folding app-based paid ride services into rules governing transportation in the city. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s in store for the Houston City Council in 2015 with reporter Mike Morris, who covers City Hall […]