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Is It Even Possible to Eat Healthy During the Holdiays?

Posted on · Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, maybe you’re one of many Houstonians who over-indulged over the weekend. Maybe you’re wondering: “Is it even possible to eat healthy during the holdiays?” Dietician Catherine Kruppa joins us to dish out some advice on navigating December’s sweets, treats, parties, cocktails and another round of turkey and stuffing. Catherine is a registered […]

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City Council and Controller Elections: Wednesday’s Show (October 7, 2015)

Posted on · With so much attention focused on the upcoming Houston mayoral election, and the impending vote on the city’s equal rights ordinance, there is the potential for higher-than-usual turnout, which may impact other races as well. 55 people are running for City Council seats. But in some districts, incumbents are running unopposed while 8 candidates are […]

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What Can Zebrafish Teach Us About Human Obesity?

Posted on · What can tiny zebrafish teach us about human obesity? University of Houston researchers recently observed how zebrafish exposed to obesogens (compounds believed to have links to obesity) became heavier and longer than their siblings when given the same diet. Such obesogens are common in flame retardants used in all manner of everyday appliances and furniture, from […]

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Our Dietitian Answers Your Nutrition Questions

Posted on · We all have questions about what we eat. Houston Matters gives you a chance to ask a local dietitian your nutrition questions. Catherine Kruppa, registered dietitian at Advice for Eating, answers your questions about everything from what kind of multi-vitamins are the best to what’s the effect of fast food on our nutrition.

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Health Insurance Brokers, Kids and Career Tracks, and Curly Hair: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Posted on · This year’s deadline for Texans wishing to sign up for health insurance through healthcare.gov is Feb. 15, just a few weeks away. It’s the second season of enrollment made available through the Affordable Care Act. During this second round, insurance brokers are taking a more proactive approach, marketing themselves more aggressively as a resource for those […]

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Why Are Texas Diabetes Numbers Higher Than Nationally?

Posted on · It’s hard to know for sure just how many Americans are diabetic – that’s because millions of us don’t know that we are. Various sources suggest anywhere from 22 to 26 million Americans have diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program pegs the number at just shy of 26 million diabetics; 15.8 million who have been […]