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Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We bring you the latest on the fallout and the effects of the city-wide boil water notice. And we learn how a local researcher is using a telenovela to help Latinos dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

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Full Show: Bullet Train Update, And Buyouts As Flood Prevention (Feb. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A site has been chosen for a proposed high-speed rail station. Plus, we learn more about buyouts as a means to mitigate future flooding. Then, we discuss the challenges of facing early onset Alzheimer's disease. And Jeff Balke walks us through the latest Houston sports stories.

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Book Chronicles the Unexpected Lessons from Dementia

Posted on · More than five million people in the United States suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Years ago, before those conditions were household names, people often lacked adequate support services — both for patients and the loved ones taking care of them. Some twenty years ago, a Houston organization was created […]

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Summer Reading: Children’s Book Helps Kids Deal with a Loved One’s Dementia

Posted on · We continue our summer reading series today as we talk with Houstonian Toby Haberkorn, author of When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember. It’s a children’s book designed to help kids and their parents talk about and understand what happens when a grandparent develops dementia. With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other […]

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Houston Study Offers Hope for Slowing the Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on · A drug study being conducted at the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist Hospital may offer some hope slowing down brain cell deterioration in patients with mild to moderate forms of Alzheimer's disease. We discuss the research with Nantz Medical Director Dr. Joseph Masdeu, and welcome your questions about caring for loved ones suffering […]