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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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What Are You Doing This Thanksgiving?

Posted on · A few weeks back we asked you a question, “What traditions have you brought to your Thanksgiving meal, and how will you be spending it?” And we heard from quite a lot of you. Here’s just a sample of how some people will be spending their turkey day. MORE: What Traditions Have You Brought to Your […]

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Dancing The Nutcracker 35 Times a Year: It’s Not for Wimps

Posted on · Since it debuted 27 years ago, the Houston Ballet’s annual staging of Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker has been seen by more than a million people. This year’s run, which began the day after Thanksgiving, goes through Dec. 28 at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theatre. Houston ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki and dancer Aaron Sharratt […]

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Dealing with Alzheimer’s Around the Holidays

Posted on · The holidays can be a trying time for those with Alzheimer’s and for those taking care of them. We find out about some research being conducted here in Houston designed to help decelerate memory loss from Rebecca Axline, supervisory clinical social worker at Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center and Jokubas Ziburkus, Neuroscientist at the University of Houston.

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Banning Native American Mascots, Charity Scams & City Council Runoffs: Houston Matters for Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss. Also: ‘Tis the season of giving. […]

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Pets as Christmas Presents & Pet-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Today, we focus on important steps you can take to dog and cat proof your holiday-infused home, prepare for visitors wanting to feed your dog or cat holiday treats they shouldn’t, and we’ll discuss the care and feeding of dogs and cats, in particular, during Houston’s […]