January 2, 2013 1:44 pm
UT Brings Dentists To Houston Schools
What chronic childhood disease is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever? What is a disease that causes pain, deformity and millions of hours in school absences? It's tooth decay. Yes, cavities are still a silent epidemic in this country, particularly among poor children. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel looked into what Houston's dental school is doing about the problem.
January 2, 2013 4:44 am
Employers Tightening Up Dress Codes
Office dress codes have loosened up considerably over the past generation. But as more employees push the bounds of good taste, employers are pushing back.
January 1, 2013 10:59 pm
More And More Restaurants Opening Their Doors To Four-Legged Friends
Before September 2011 there was no legislation to allow dogs on any restaurant or café property. Now over 30 restaurants in Houston have paid for a city permit so four-legged friends can dine alongside their owners.
January 1, 2013 3:15 pm
MD Anderson Team Pioneers Method To Improve Cord Blood Yield
A professor of medicine from MD Anderson ended the year with a paper being published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It's about a technique that appears to improve the success of blood stem cell transplants from umbilical cords.
January 1, 2013 2:42 pm
Workplace Food Theft: A Tale of Woe
Have you ever had your food stolen out of the office refrigerator? A lot of people report it as a common occurrence — but there's very little research to back up their claims.
January 1, 2013 3:55 am
Worst Case Outlook For The Economy In 2013
Higher taxes and austerity aren't the only threats facing the U.S. economy as 2013 begins.
December 31, 2012 3:30 pm
What Happens To The Family When A Service Member Is Deployed?
Military deployment can have a profound effect on families, especially children. Researchers want to examine how they have coped, and with the goal of providing help to those finding it hard to adjust.
December 31, 2012 3:24 pm
Poverty And The Growing Need Map
This interactive map uses recently-released census data to show the number of Houstonians living below the poverty line in various neighborhoods in relation to where the outreach centers are located.
December 31, 2012 12:30 pm
Unemployment Shrinks In 2012, But Hunger Grows
Even with the Houston economy improving, those serving people in need of food assistance say the demand for food aid has been increasing.
December 31, 2012 4:58 am
TxDOT Offers Non-alcoholic Drink Recipes For New Year's Parties
It's New Year's Eve, and the Texas Department of Transportation continues its holiday campaign focusing on the importance of planning for a sober ride home. The holiday P.A.S.S. campaign requires a commitment.
December 31, 2012 4:00 am
Texas Environment 2012: A Year In Review
As 2012 draws to a close the big environmental story in Texas was another year of drought. The extended dry weather took a toll on our environment and the state's economy.
December 31, 2012 3:57 am
Doctors Brace For Steep Cuts In Medicare Payments
Houston physicians are bracing for a 30% cut in Medicare reimbursements.
December 28, 2012 5:23 pm
George H.W. Bush 'Is Improving'
Former President George H.W. Bush is still in intensive care today at Methodist Hospital, but a family spokesman says he is improving.
December 28, 2012 4:41 pm
Region's Largest Daily Newspapers Try Paid Content Websites
The Houston-Galveston area's largest daily newspapers — the Houston Chronicle and the Galveston County Daily News — both recently introduced new subscription-only websites. The two papers are part of a nationwide trend.
December 28, 2012 3:18 pm
Intercity Buses Could Lead To Tourism Boost
A study from the Texas Transportation Institute says as airports and highways grow more crowded, the state needs to find more efficient ways of moving people between cities and across regions. One solution could be express intercity buses that operate similar to passenger trains.
December 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Christmas Trees Get New Purpose With Houston Recycling Program
Christmas has passed and that means the end for many Christmas trees. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however. Trees recycled in the city of Houston will have a new calling.
December 28, 2012 5:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Adrienne Leigh
For this year's final episode of the "Bauer Business Focus," Andrew Schneider takes a look at a popular New Year's resolution: starting or buying your own business. He's joined by Adrienne Leigh, who owns and operates a franchise of Murphy Business & Financial in West Houston.
December 28, 2012 4:03 am
Two Medicare Tax Hikes To Hit High-Earners On Jan 1
High-income earners are going to get hit with two Medicare tax hikes next year, regardless of the outcome of negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff.
December 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Business School Behind Bars Part 4
Inmates in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program pack 1,000 hours of college-level coursework into six months. When they finish, they get to don a cap and gown, many for the first time in their lives. Andrew Schneider reports in the last of our four part series.
December 27, 2012 2:58 pm
Veteran Aims To Paint Every Fallen Texas Soldier
The number of fallen Texas soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is at 611 and counting. One veteran in Baytown has made it his life's mission to commit every single one to canvas. In our continuing veteran series "Helping our Heroes" we look at how one man's paintings help those who are left behind.
December 27, 2012 3:37 am
White House Pushes For Greater US Investment In Africa
John Kerry will have a full plate to contend with if the Senate confirms him to succeed Hillary Clinton at the State Department. How he handles one of his new responsibilities could have implications for Houston.
December 26, 2012 9:20 pm
George H.W. Bush 'Remains In Guarded Condition'
George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Methodist Hospital the day after Thanksgiving and has remained there ever since.
December 26, 2012 2:59 pm
Business School Behind Bars Part 3
Nearly 900 inmates of the Cleveland Correctional Center have earned a fresh start through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. But the program's biggest test may have come in reforming itself, as Andrew Schneider reports in the third of our four part series.
December 26, 2012 1:18 pm
Texas Moves To 40th Place In 2012 America's Health Rankings
There is good and bad news for Texas in the annual study done by America's Health Rankings.
December 26, 2012 1:04 pm
Capital Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Bellaire Police Officer
The Harris County District Attorney has filed charges against Harlem Lewis, accused of killing a Bellaire police officer and a business owner on Christmas Eve.
December 26, 2012 4:22 am
Holiday Break Thins Competition For Job Seekers
Job seekers often put their searches on hold during the holidays That's why this week might be a good time to kick a job search into high gear.
December 25, 2012 3:00 pm
Business School Behind Bars Part 2
A business plan, and the ability to sell it to investors, can make or break a start-up company. That lesson is drummed into the participants of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program every day, as Andrew Schneider reports in the second of our four part series.
December 25, 2012 1:13 pm
Knitting Guild Gives To Those In Need During The Holidays
In the holiday season, we try to focus on the tradition of giving. Instead of reaching into their pockets, one local guild is using knitting needles and wool to give to those in need.
December 25, 2012 4:12 am
Yergin: Energy History Repeats Itself
Daniel Yergin is one of the world's leading experts on energy and energy policy. The author of The Prize and The Quest has developed a new tool to help navigate the sector’s history.
December 24, 2012 3:20 pm
Business School Behind Bars Part 1
One in every four inmates released from the Texas prison system is back in prison within three years. But an hour north of Houston, an experiment is unfolding that could slash the rate of recidivism. In the first of our four part series, KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider looks at the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.