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Update: Strategies to Reduce Misdiagnosis in Hospitalized Patients 

Posted on · Last year (Sept. 23, 2015), we discussed a report that said most people will experience at least one diagnostic error (an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis) sometime in their lifetime. The report warned that — without some changes — our healthcare system could see more such errors in diagnoses, which could be bad news for all of us. Now, one of the Texas Medical […]

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What’s the Best Way to Hear Bad News About Your Health?

Posted on · When something abnormal comes up in a medical test, would you like to hear the news immediately from the lab or later from your doctor? Researchers at the Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety recently conducted studies to determine whether patients and doctors agree on how abnormal test results should […]

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Election Poll and Paula Poundstone: Wednesday’s Show (June 24, 2015)

Posted on · Last night, Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM and KHOU 11 released an election poll conducted by the Survey Research Center, the University of Houston Center for Public Policy and Rice University. It covers a wide range of questions about the state of Houston — from what voters see as the major problems we’re facing, […]

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A Guidebook for Navigating the Healthcare System

Posted on · Dr. Matthew Minson wants to make the healthcare experience “a little less arduous.” Minson, who teaches health policy management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, has written a book he thinks of as “Healthcare Navigation 101” – a primer for patients to more easily navigate the complexities of our health care system. It’s called Prepare to Defend […]

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Obamacare Odysseys: How is the New Healthcare Program Affecting Houstonians?

Posted on · Houston Public Media’s Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel is producing a new series on the impact the Affordable Care Act is having on Houstonians. It’s called “Obamacare Odysseys.” She’ll tell us about it, and share some of what she’s heard so far from your fellow Houstonians.

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Treating and Managing ADHD in Houston

Posted on · Many Houston kids deal on a daily basis with the effects of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And the majority of them will continue to have symptoms as adults. We discuss what doctors and educators in Houston are doing to treat and manage ADHD in their patients and students, respectively. Then we discuss the […]