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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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Going Inside the Heart — Without Cutting You Open

Posted on · Interventional cardiology means performing minimally invasive procedures on the heart without having to open the chest — things like replacing a heart valve or inserting a stent. Leaders in this area of medicine recently met in Washington, D.C. to talk about the latest advances in the field at a conference called the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics […]

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Hate Crime Series and Ten Years Since the Smoking Ban: Thursday’s Show (November 17, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, on this […]

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Heart Disease: It’s Not Just a Man’s Disease

Posted on · Thirty years ago, articles and advertisements related to the treatment of heart disease focused primarily on men. It was once a generally accepted belief that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” Not anymore. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, coronary heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the […]

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Texas Legislature and Mental Health for Prisoners: Monday’s show (February 2, 2015)

Posted on · The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature enters its fourth week today. Over the last week, Houston Public Media News 88.7 reporters have been examining some of the key issues lawmakers may consider this session. On this edition of Houston Matters, we present reports from a few of them, examining proposed bills involving education, health […]