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The Butterfly Project Commemorates Children Lost in the Holocaust

Posted on · The Butterfly Project is a 20-year-long art initiative that started with a group of Houston teachers who wanted to commemorate the 1.5 million children whose lives were lost during the Holocaust. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited the exhibit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medicial Center with Dr. Kelly Zúñiga, executive director of Holocaust Museum Houston. Zúñiga […]

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How Antidepressants Affect Sleep and Other Questions About Sleep

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school and at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired. We’re inattentive, less productive and it’s not good for us. That’s why every six months or so, […]

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Good Sleep Doesn’t Have to Be a Dream: Your Sleep Disorder Questions Answered

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. That’s why every six months or so, we […]

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Advice for Houston’s Sleep Deprived

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. That’s why every six months or so, […]

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Does Houston Have Enough Level 1 Trauma Centers to Handle a Major Crisis?

Posted on · Despite more than 250 layoffs, and a new policy limiting the patients Ben Taub General Hospital can handle it its ICU, Harris Health System is operating at a $14 million deficit this year. The reductions in service threaten Ben Taub’s long-term Level 1 trauma center designation. Ben Taub is one of just three such trauma centers […]

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Arthritis Can Attack the Young Too: A Houston Patient Shares Her Story

Posted on · Did you know children can develop arthritis? Sarah Hughes was diagnosed at a young age with a condition known as Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. We talk with Sarah and her mother about life with this condition. We also talk with Dr. John Reveille, Director of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics at the UTHealth Medical School. He’s […]

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Your Sleep and Sleep Disorder Questions Answered

Posted on · Ahh the sweet caress of sleep. It’s where our bodies recharge and our minds defragment. Of course, we all know we’re supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night. But too often we’re forced to live by the philosophy of “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” squeezing in four hours here, a power nap there, […]