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Full Show: Heart Scanning Innovation, And Houston Cowboy Culture (March 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on a fatal bus accident involving some Houston students. Plus, a shuttered hospital in the Third Ward could soon get new life. Then, we learn about some new research that could help doctors repair damaged tissue after heart attacks. Also, we discuss the history of cowboy and rodeo culture in Houston. And artist Floyd Newsum talks about his career.

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How Effective Are Tobacco Policies in Improving Public Health?

Posted on · Smoking bans and cigarette taxes – they’re part of many policies aimed not only at curbing smoking but also reducing associated health conditions like heart attacks and strokes. But are they working? A recent report examines the impact of two tobacco policies aimed at reducing hospitalizations. We talk with the co-author of that report, Vivian […]

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Why Do Grieving Spouses Often Pass Away Soon After Their Partner?

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with a story like this one – either anecdotally or personally: there’s a couple who’ve been married many years, and they’re getting up there in age. Eventually one of them passes away, and then – relatively soon – so does the surviving spouse. We hear phrases like they “died of a broken heart,” […]