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Full Show: Preventing HIV/AIDS, And How Air Conditioning Shaped Houston (July 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Efforts to prevent new cases of HIV/AIDS, how air conditioning shaped the city, two astronauts from different eras have a conversation, and the latest on Houston sports.

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How Planned Parenthood’s Loss of HIV Grant Impacts Health Community 

Posted on · Perhaps lost amid the news a few weeks back that a Harris County grand jury had cleared Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of any wrongdoing in an abortion opponent’s undercover video sting was the decision by the state of Texas not to renew a long-term contract with the Houston clinic aimed at HIV prevention. As News […]

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Former Blue Bell Employees Speak Out

Posted on · Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran an investigative report examining long-term safety and sanitation issues at Blue Bell ice cream’s flagship Brehnam plant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tainted Blue Bell products have sickened at least 13 people since 2010. Among them, three died after being hospitalized with other illnesses. Chronicle investigative […]

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Combating Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Harris County

Posted on · Some statistics can, at first blush, seem troubling. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Harris County has the eighth highest number of syphilis cases in the nation. But when you consider that Harris County is also the third most populous county in the country, the stat seems less alarming. Nevertheless, there are a […]

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Why Are Some Houstonians Choosing Not to Vaccinate?

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]

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Vaccination Rates and a Cat Circus: Friday’s Show (February 20, 2015)

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]

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Why Are Teen Birth Rates in Texas Much Higher than Nationally?

Posted on · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a preliminary National Vital Statistics Report on birth rates in 2013. According to the CDC, teen birth rates are at their lowest ever. In 2013, there were 26.6 births per one thousand women aged 15 to 19. That’s down 10 percent from 2012 (29.4), which was the previous historic low for […]