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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.

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Full Show: Heart Transplants, And Changing The Narrative About Gun Owners (June 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Baylor St. Luke’s restarts its heart transplant program. A researcher wants to change the narrative about guns and gun owners. Plus, our panel of non-experts discusses the The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn about outsider art in Texas.

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Full Show: Heart Transplant Complications, Political Roundup, And A Mariachi Opera (May 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We examine why heart transplant patients at one Houston hospital have had more complications than others. We get an update on the state of the energy industry and on environmental issues facing the region. Our experts break down the latest national, state, and local political stories. And we learn about an opera featuring mariachi music.

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Should Medical Professionals Get More Training in Discussing End-of-Life Issues with Patients?

Posted on · Conversations surrounding end-of-life care aren’t easy — even for health care professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients. We discuss how Houston’s doctors and nurses handle such conversations and interpret their mandate to “do no harm” when efforts to extend a patient’s life may conflict directly with the quality of that life. We also […]