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To Sit or Not to Sit: That Is the Question (At Work, Anyway)

Posted on · (Above: Houston Public Media’s Dacia Clay works at a standing desk where she serves as a web producer for News 88.7. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) There’s a lot of debate these days about the benefits of using a standing desk. Some argue standing while you work is much better for your health than sitting. […]

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How Do Concussions Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Posted on · Retired soccer star Brandi Chastain has just announced her intention to donate her brain to CTE research. It’s welcome news for researchers exploring growing concerns about concussions and traumatic brain injuries among women. There may well be some differences between how men and women sustain — and then recover — from such injuries, as we learn […]

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Your Tax Questions and Loreena McKennitt: Thursday’s Show (March 3, 2016)

Posted on · The April 15 tax deadline is just over a month away. Tax time always tends to add some stress to our lives. Preparing your taxes, after all, can be complicated, but Houston Matters is here to help! On this edition of the program, we welcome your questions for CPA Craig Shenkman. He’s a partner with BDO USA and can address everything from what forms to […]

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Are Attitudes About Football Slowly Starting to Change?

Posted on · Last month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season. He wasn’t injured. He was, however, concerned about the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma. With all that we know – and all that we don’t know – about the physical and emotional toll exacted on […]

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How to Protect Your Child From Sports Injuries This School Year

Posted on · With another school year comes another year of youth sports, and sports injuries. We welcome your questions about how Houston area schools, coaches and parents can try to protect their young athletes from serious injury, including the latest thinking on treating concussions. Our guests are: Dr. Alfred Mansour, Pediatric Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon at Children’s […]