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Allergies & Asthma, A New Approach to Online Educ. & Recovering from Amnesia: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 4, 2014

Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem […]

Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem year-round. And some of these triggers can be especially problematic for those who suffer from asthma.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk about the more common allergens in Greater Houston, how allergies and asthma are related, and what treatments are available to help Houstonians breathe a little easier.

Also this hour: What if you want to go back and finish college but want your real-life experience to count as credit? Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin takes a look at Western Governors University, which is making that a reality.

Plus: What if you woke up in a train station in India and had no idea who you were and how you got there? That happened to David MacLean, who’ll  discuss recovering from amnesia.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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