Ayaan Agha loves playing puzzles, but his autism makes it hard for him to communicate and socialize. His parents say his inclusive school -- plus lots of outside therapy -- have helped him progress in pre-kindergarten.

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Autism Communities Seek To Move Past Awareness And Into Acceptance

Posted on · Support across the lifetime, and across the spectrum, can create space for those on the autism spectrum in the community and bridge the gap from awareness to acceptance.

Houston Matters

Local Researcher Making Breakthroughs on Neurological Disorders

Posted on · Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has had a roller-coaster life. While in medical school in Beirut, civil war forced her to the U.S. Once arriving here, she received her medical degree as a pediatric neurologist from Meharry Medical College […]

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Fetal Burial Case, and Breakthrough Prize Winner: Friday’s Show (January 6, 2017)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest ruling on new laws concerning the handling of fetal remains, and we interview Dr. Huda Zoghbi about her award-winning work at the Baylor College of Medicine. Also, we cover the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news, and indie rock group Islands performs in our studio.

Houston Matters

Should Pediatricians Teach Their Young Patients About Sex?

Posted on · The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a clinical report encouraging pediatricians to fill in a gap of sex education by discussing safe sex and healthy relationships with their patients. The report marks the first update by the AAP on the subject since 2001. It's a push — if followed — that may be especially […]

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Kids Count and Tow Trucks: Wednesday’s Show (July 22, 2015)

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with research associate Jennifer Lee […]

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Kids and Mental Health, The Full Menu, and Kat Edmonson: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Posted on · According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as one in ten children between the ages of six and 12 experience the "persistent feelings of sadness" associated with depression. According to the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration, more than one in ten children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention […]

Houston Matters

Ask the Pediatrician: Your Children’s Health Questions Answered

Posted on · We welcome your questions for pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong, assistant professor of pediatrics at The UT Health Science Center at Houston, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any question you might ask your own family doctor about the health and well-being of your children will be welcome.

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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 […]

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Midwifery and Births, Children’s Health, and Rita Moreno: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posted on · While the vast majority of Houston women give birth in hospitals, some choose to have their child in a birthing center, or even at home. According to the CDC, the number of home births is rising, though still just over one in a hundred choose to have their children outside of a hospital. When a […]

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LGBT in Houston, Children’s Health, and Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, January 27, 2014

Posted on · Later this week, Houston will host the Creating Change 2014 Conference. It’s the largest national gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the LGBT movement. In advance of the conference, on this edition of Houston Matters, we will explore developments in city and statewide policies impacting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, including non-discrimination, same sex marriage, and […]

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