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Pumps and Pipes: What Can the Medical and Oil and Gas Industries Learn from Each Other?

Posted on · We all know two of Houston’s biggest industries are oil and gas and medicine, and that those industries employ some of Greater Houston’s brightest minds. So what could all those bright minds accomplish if they joined forces? That’s the purpose of the 8th annual Pumps and Pipes conference on Monday, which seeks to find ways […]

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Abortion, Remembering Joe Sample, and Frontier Jazz Orchestra: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Healthcare and Arts and Culture?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters' annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about health and science and arts & culture in Greater Houston, with News 88.7's health and science reporter Carrie Feibel, and Houston Public Media's St. John Flynn.

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What’s the Effect of Medical Tourism on Houston?

Posted on · Medical tourism — it’s not as fun as the term “tourism” implies. It simply means people leaving their homes to seek medical care elsewhere. It could be in another city or even another country. That happens quite a bit in Houston, home of the Texas Medical Center. But how much do visitors seeking medical treatment […]

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Author Chronicles the Life and Legacy of Houston Doctor and Philanthropist John P. McGovern

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians. John P. McGovern might be a familiar name to many Houstonians. He established the nation’s largest privately owned allergy clinic and was a respected philanthropist. His friend and colleague, Bryant […]

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The Texas Medical Center, Your Veterinary Questions, and Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, March 3, 2014

Posted on · The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world. It's really a city unto itself. On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the state of the Med Center, and welcome your questions for its President and CEO, Dr. Robert Robbins. Among our topics: just what we mean when we say “Medical […]