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Full Show: End-Of-Life Care, And Re-Negotiating NAFTA (April 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: In light of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s decision to seek comfort care, we discuss how medical specialists work with patients and their families to make those decisions. Then, we discuss the re-negotiation of NAFTA. Plus, we learn the forgotten story behind the creation of the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Playwright Anna Deveare Smith Helps Houstonians Cope With Aging and Declining Health

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy wants to engage Houstonians in learning how to “face disease and frailty before you get there.” Let’s face it: while we know we’re all mortal, and that as we age, we decline physically and sometimes mentally. It’s an inevitability we don’t really want to […]

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End of Life Preparation, and Texans’ Financial Literacy: Thursday’s Show (January 12, 2017)

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy wants to engage Houstonians in learning how to “face disease and frailty before you get there.” Let’s face it: while we know we’re all mortal, and that as we age, we decline physically and sometimes mentally. It’s an inevitability we don’t really want to […]

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Should Medical Professionals Get More Training in Discussing End-of-Life Issues with Patients?

Posted on · Conversations surrounding end-of-life care aren’t easy — even for health care professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients. We discuss how Houston’s doctors and nurses handle such conversations and interpret their mandate to “do no harm” when efforts to extend a patient’s life may conflict directly with the quality of that life. We also […]

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Red Light Fatalities and Law School Diversity: Wednesday’s Show (August 26, 2015)

Posted on · According to a recent report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Houston leads the nation in red-light fatalities — deaths caused, at least in part, by a driver running a red light — based on data spanning a decade, from 2004 to 2013. In that time, 7,800 people died in red light crashes — 181 […]