Houston Matters

Why Are White Women Dying at a Higher Rate Than the Past?

Posted on · Why are death rates on the rise among Caucasian women ages 15-55 at a time when the death rates of African-American women of the same age are on the decline? We talk with Dr. Nan Astone from the DC-based public policy think tank The Urban Institute, about the organization’s report. It’s a trend also reflected, though […]

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Child Fatality Report and Competitive Cooking: Wednesday’s Show (March 25, 2015)

Posted on · Two state agencies have collaborated to create a report examining child abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas. Researchers with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services used public health information from the Department of State Health Services to examine nearly 700 cases in which a child died from abuse or neglect from 2010 to […]