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Houston Doctor Leads Charge to Raise the Legal Smoking Age

Posted on · You may have heard in the news recently that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended the purchasing age of cigarettes nationwide should be changed to 21. That recommendation came from a Houston doctor, Harold Farber. He’s associate professor of pediatrics in the section of pulmonary medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital […]

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How Does 3D Technology Help with Heart Surgery?

Posted on · Houston mom Anne Garcia gave birth to a baby girl last June. For the first six weeks, her daughter seemed to be a happy and healthy baby. But then her daughter started to have difficulty breathing, and went limp in her father’s arms. That’s when Garcia rushed her baby to the ER, and learned her […]

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This Simple Change Could Help More Premature Babies Survive

Posted on · According to the CDC, nearly one out of every eight infants born in the US every year is born prematurely — that means birth occurs prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm-related causes of death together accounted for 35 percent of all infant deaths in 2009, more than any other single cause. Researchers at Texas […]

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Oil in Mexico, Premature Baby Nutrition, and Medical Tourism: Houston Matters for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mexico’s Congress approved an overhaul of the country’s energy industry that, for the first time in 75 years, makes room for private corporations to participate in oil drilling. It’s part of an effort by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to boost his nation’s economy. For oil and gas companies, which remain a […]

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Pin Oak Horse Show Marks 69 Years

Posted on · The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show debuted in Houston in 1945. Pin Oak helped raise funds to construct, and  later support, Texas Children’s Hospital. Today, Pin Oak’s charity efforts support Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. We learn more about the event from its president, Lynn Walsh.  

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How Can I Get My Kid to Eat Healthier?

Posted on · We discuss efforts to develop healthier eating habits among Houston’s children, as we talk with Gracie Cavnar, Founder and CEO of the Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation.We learn about the foundation’s nutrition education efforts, and discuss ways to make our youngest Houstonians smarter food consumers. And we welcome your questions about how obesity impacts a child’s […]