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Going Inside the Heart — Without Cutting You Open

Posted on · Interventional cardiology means performing minimally invasive procedures on the heart without having to open the chest — things like replacing a heart valve or inserting a stent. Leaders in this area of medicine recently met in Washington, D.C. to talk about the latest advances in the field at a conference called the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics […]

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Hate Crime Series and Ten Years Since the Smoking Ban: Thursday’s Show (November 17, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, on this […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to better […]