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How Does 3D Technology Help with Heart Surgery?

Posted on · Houston mom Anne Garcia gave birth to a baby girl last June. For the first six weeks, her daughter seemed to be a happy and healthy baby. But then her daughter started to have difficulty breathing, and went limp in her father’s arms. That’s when Garcia rushed her baby to the ER, and learned her […]

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Houston’s Political Identity and a 3D Printed Heart: Wednesday’s Show (April 8, 2015)

Posted on · Texas is undeniably a conservative state, dominated in state offices by Republicans and largely on the national stage by far right-leaning figures. Yet, here in Houston, we seem to be a more bluish (or at least less red) dot, politically speaking. Are we, though, really so different from the rest of Texas, or do some […]

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As Patients with Congenital Heart Defects Live Longer, They Present New Challenges for the Medical Community

Posted on · According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, an estimated two million Americans live with congenital heart defects. More than half of them are adults. That, of course, wasn’t always the case. But as more people with congenital heart disease are living longer, it’s presenting new challenges for the […]

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City Council Preview and Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Posted on · Last year, Houston’s City Council tackled some challenging issues, including passage of an equal rights ordinance, and folding app-based paid ride services into rules governing transportation in the city. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s in store for the Houston City Council in 2015 with reporter Mike Morris, who covers City Hall […]