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Eating Disorders: They’re Not Just a Young Person’s Problem

Posted on · While those suffering from an eating disorder are stereotyped as young, there’s another population that also suffers: the elderly. Amanda Holben is a registered and licensed dietitian and owner of Fork in the Road Nutrition Counseling. She tells producer Maggie Martin eating disorders don’t just impact any one age group. MORE: Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and […]

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Eating Disorders: The Misconceptions and the Treatment

Posted on · You might recognize the symptoms of certain eating disorders. Anorexia was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, in 1952. That made the illness more recognizable by doctors and eventually the general public. The same recognition of the disorder bulimia came later, in 1980. Recently, a new disorder has made it into […]

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Houston Bike Plan and Night Driving: Monday’s Show (February 29, 2016)

Posted on · The City of Houston recently released its first draft of a new Houston Bike Plan. It’s the first comprehensive effort to update the bike plan originally adopted in 1993, and it calls for nearly 800 miles of safe, connected bikeways by 2026. The city is seeking public input now. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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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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Food Deserts Revisited and Importing Doctors: Tuesday’s show (July 28, 2015)

Posted on · Back in the summer of 2013, we examined food deserts in Houston – neighborhoods with a shortage of nearby access to fresh food. They tend to be in low income areas, where major grocery chains are sometimes unwilling or unable to open a store. The concern in 2013 was that 1 in 5 households in Harris […]

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Tesla in Texas: Wednesday’s show (March 11, 2015)

Posted on · Elon Musk’s auto company Tesla Motors sells electric cars directly to the public through self-owned stores, not dealers. It’s a shift in approach for the auto industry, which has operated for a century with dealerships serving as the middle man between automakers and consumers. But Tesla can’t open stores in Texas, or four other U.S. […]

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Our Dietitian Answers Your Nutrition Questions

Posted on · We all have questions about what we eat. Houston Matters gives you a chance to ask a local dietitian your nutrition questions. Catherine Kruppa, registered dietitian at Advice for Eating, answers your questions about everything from what kind of multi-vitamins are the best to what’s the effect of fast food on our nutrition.

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Adopted Children & Birth Parents, and a Stephen Schwartz Revue: Houston Matters for Friday, August 1, 2014

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 13 hundred children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; others […]

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Do You Know a Healthy Product from an Unhealthy One?

Posted on · Are you more likely to buy a food product when its label says certain health-related buzzwords like “antioxidants” or “gluten free?” And could you pick out a healthy product from an unhealthy one — just from looking at the nutrition information? A new study conducted at the University of Houston attempts to answer those questions […]