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What’s Are Chicken Pox Parties? Answers to Your Children’s Health Questions

Posted on · A listener wanted to if chicken pox parties are safe. What exactly is a chicken pox party in the first place? Pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong answers that question and others about children’s health. She’s assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Texas Democratic Convention & Ask the Pediatrician: Tuesday’s Show (June 21, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven't elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week's state convention, the party's leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew […]

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Austin Tice and Talk to the Family Doctor: Houston Matters for Thurs., Aug. 14, 2014

Posted on · Two years ago today, Houston native and freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while covering the conflict in Syria. Tice grew up dreaming of becoming an international correspondent for NPR. That dream became his parents’ nightmare when Tice vanished. While many believe he was kidnapped, there has been no indication of what happened to him since […]