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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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Grand Jury Takes No Action Against Planned Parenthood In Houston, Two Videographers Indicted

Posted on · In a surprising turn of events, a Harris County grand jury — convened to investigate whether Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast sold fetal tissue — declined Monday to take any action against the women’s health service provider. Instead it indicted the undercover videographers behind those allegations. We talk with News 88.7 health and science reporter Carrie […]

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Planned Parenthood Goes to Court to Stay in State’s Medicaid Program

Posted on · A court hearing was initially set to take place Monday (Dec. 14, 2015) regarding the state’s efforts to kick Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program. But the hearing was canceled because state officials haven’t actually done anything yet. This past weekend, the Texas Tribune reported how this may be part of a pattern with Texas […]

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Texas Moves To Remove Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress, […]

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Experts Answer Your Questions About Fertility Treatments

Posted on · From time to time on the program, we offer you an opportunity to speak with Houston-based experts in a variety of fields. Today, we turn our attention to fertility. Last fall, Facebook and Apple announced they would cover their employees for up to $20,000 to have their eggs frozen. This renewed conversations about women using […]

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Why Are White Women Dying at a Higher Rate Than the Past?

Posted on · Why are death rates on the rise among Caucasian women ages 15-55 at a time when the death rates of African-American women of the same age are on the decline? We talk with Dr. Nan Astone from the DC-based public policy think tank The Urban Institute, about the organization’s report. It’s a trend also reflected, though […]

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Can Herbal Remedies Help with Hot Flashes? Answers to Your Questions on Women’s Health

Posted on · Can herbal remedies help with hot flashes? How can elderly seniors cope with pain during sex? We answer those and other questions regarding women’s health questions with Dr. Jennifer Breazeale, an obstetrician/gynecologist from the Woodlands and Kingwood Kelsey-Seybold Clinic offices. From when to see an OB/GYN, to what health risks you should screen for at what stages of life, to […]

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Kids Count Report and Women’s Health: Houston Matters for Monday, July 28, 2014

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released last week. It’s the 25th edition of the report, and it once again shows Texas ranks low among the U.S. states in overall child well-being. That ranking is based on a variety of factors, including education (more than half of Texas children […]