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It’s An Amazing World Of Discovery Up Here: NASA Kate Rubins To MD Anderson Children

Posted on ·   NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins talked to cancer kid patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center today about space, what does it take to become an astronaut and working hard to pursue one’s dreams. Rubins, who is based at the International Space Station, was wearing the astronaut suit that several children patients co-designed and painted with […]

Houston Matters

Why Drugs Like EpiPen Spike in Price

Posted on · Lawmakers in Washington are questioning why the price of EpiPen, the drug used to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction, has risen about five-fold in the past decade. To learn what’s behind such increases in drug costs, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin spoke with Dr. Lixian Zhong, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M […]

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Is Houston Really a Better Place for Cancer Treatment?

Posted on · Part of the narrative of Greater Houston is that it’s a good place to be if you should have to contend with cancer. We not only have the Texas Medical Center here, but we’re the home of MD Anderson Cancer Center. So, clearly, if you’re going to have to have cancer in Texas, this is […]

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Custody Deaths and Affordable Housing: Wednesday’s Show (August 24, 2016)

Posted on · There’s a new database documenting the deaths of Texas citizens in two types of situations: deaths as a result of encounters with law enforcement (such as the use of deadly force) and deaths that occur while in law enforcement custody (such as in jail or in prison). The database, called the Texas Justice Initiative, says that […]