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Monday’s Houston Matters: The Pandemic’s Impact On Public Hospitals, And A New Addition At Memorial Park (Aug. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How the pandemic is affecting Houston’s public safety net hospitals, research regarding pets and COVID-19, immigrants sue the Trump administration over their DACA applications, Memorial Park's Eastern Glades opens, and an update on sports.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How public hospitals are weathering an influx of COVID-19 patients, your feelings about America right now heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and some advice on organizing and decluttering your life.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Weekend Protests, And COVID-19’s Burden On Public Health Care (June 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Recapping protests over the weekend following the death of Houston native George Floyd, how COVID-19 is affecting the county's public health system, and Houston's risk for storm surge.

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Study Examines Higher Asthma Fatality Rates Among African Americans

Posted on · African Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than the white population, according to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study being conducted in Houston aims to address some of the reasons why. Joining us to discuss the study — and to answer some […]

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Conference Discusses Future of Stem Cell Therapies

Posted on · This weekend, UT Health Neuroscience Research Center hosts a 90-minute forum to discuss prospects for the future use of stem cell therapy to treat neurological diseases, like Parkinson's and traumatic brain injuries. We learn more from Erin Furr-Stimming, Associate Professor of Neurology at UT Health, Memorial Hermann’s Mischer Neuroscience Institute, and Harris Health System.

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Oil Spill Latest, Mental Health, & the Literary Scene: Houston Matters for Monday, March 24, 2014

Posted on · On Saturday, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. While the barge was carrying a million gallons of marine fuel oil, officials believe just one tank was breached, which would suggest no more than 168,000 gallons spilled into the bay. As crews skimmed oil from the water, and containment booms […]

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Diabetes in Houston, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: Houston Matters for Friday, February 7, 2014

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 […]