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What’s Being Done to Fight Opioid Addiction in Houston?

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the federal government will provide nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at fighting opioid addiction. Texas will receive more than $27 million from that grant to support prevention, treatment and recovery services. Here in Houston, UTHealth and the University […]

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Air Quality, and Fighting Opioid Addiction: Tuesday’s Show (April 25, 2017)

Posted on · Is it getting harder to breathe around here? According to Environment Texas, the number of days Houston experienced unhealthy levels of ozone increased from 101 in 2015 to 106 last year. But that momentary snapshot may miss the bigger picture: the air quality in Houston is much improved from what it was years ago. On […]

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Is it Still Necessary to Add Fluoride to Our Drinking Water?

Posted on · In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the first decrease in half a century of the amount of fluoride it recommends in our drinking water. HHS says the recommendation is intended to prevent staining of tooth enamel that can happen with too much exposure to fluoride, which in the right amount […]