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Report Examines the Health and Education of Latino Boys and Young Men

Posted on · The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families recently released a report on the health and education of Latino boys and young men. The report examines ways in which the experiences of Hispanic boys and young adults differ from those of their black and white peers. To learn more about the study, Houston Matters […]

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Helping Firefighters Extinguish Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on · A new report released last week by the International Association of Fire Fighters says firefighters and paramedics experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates comparable to combat veterans. To learn why PTSD is so prevalent in the firefighting community, we talk with Houston Fire Department staff psychologist Dr. Jana Tran. She worked at the Houston VA for five […]

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Why Do Grieving Spouses Often Pass Away Soon After Their Partner?

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with a story like this one – either anecdotally or personally: there’s a couple who’ve been married many years, and they’re getting up there in age. Eventually one of them passes away, and then – relatively soon – so does the surviving spouse. We hear phrases like they “died of a broken heart,” […]

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Houston’s Dark Side, the Funeral Museum and Starting a Haunted House: Friday’s Show (October 30, 2015)

Posted on · Glenwood Cemetery’s “Avenging Angel.” The Candy Man. These aren’t characters from horror stories. They’re tales based on true events in Houston. It’s a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston’s darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic […]

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Counselor Helps Expats Adjust to Life in Houston

Posted on · If you€™’ve lived in Houston any length of time, chances are you€™’ve noticed the diversity of the city €“ and that a lot of people here were born in another country. This means plenty of Houstonians are adjusting €“ not just to living in a new city, but also to living in a completely different […]

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Is Houston a Safe Place to Live and Work?

Posted on · How do you determine where Houston is a safe place to live, work or walk around? A 2013 poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index said that 63 percent of Houstonians feel safe. That’s lower than the national average of 72 percent. And according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey, crime as a number one […]