Houston Matters

How a Routine Dentist Appointment Turned Into Brain Damage for One Patient

Posted on · Houston attorney Jim Moriarty represents Nevaeh Hall, a young child who Moriarty says suffered brain damage during what should have been a routine appointment at a dental clinic. We talk with Moriarty about that case and other incidents of alleged dental malpractice. Then, we talk with Houston area pediatric dentist Dr. Laji James about what […]

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Chemical Plants and Houston’s Development: Thursday’s Show (May 19, 2016)

Posted on · A 2014 gas leak at a DuPont chemical plant in La Porte killed four workers. In response to that accident, the Houston Chronicle obtained chemical inventories of more than 2,500 businesses in Greater Houston to learn which pose the greatest risk to the public. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with reporters Matt […]

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Is it Still Necessary to Add Fluoride to Our Drinking Water?

Posted on · In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the first decrease in half a century of the amount of fluoride it recommends in our drinking water. HHS says the recommendation is intended to prevent staining of tooth enamel that can happen with too much exposure to fluoride, which in the right amount […]

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Extreme Heat, Texas Black Expo and Fluoride: Tuesday’s Show (June 9, 2015)

Posted on · The consequences of Greater Houston’s population growth have been well documented – from its effect on traffic, to housing, to urban development. But it also could have another effect – it could be making this an even hotter place to live in coming decades, according to ongoing research using Houston as a predictor of what’s […]