Faith & Hope Pull Through:

Conjoined Twins Separated at Texas Children’s Hospital

A team of Texas Children’s Hospital surgeons successfully separated conjoined twins, Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, February 17, 2015. The historical procedure took more than 24 hours and involved 12 surgeons from seven specialties, six anesthesiologists, eight nurses and support staff. (Video: Texas Childrens Hospital)


Photo: Houston Chronicle

How are We Feeling? Harris County Healthcare Alliance Releases Extensive Report on Our Health Status


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Early this week — and just in time to potentially influence law makers in Austin — the members of the Harris County Health Care Alliance released an exhaustive report on the health of the Houston region.

Citing everything from health care coverage, to rates of obesity, smoking, heart disease, and environmental quality (among many others), the reports presents a picture of a community in desperate need of better health care.

And while some of the finding point to the need for better personal choices, others points to potential policy changes that might be necessary.

(Audio: Houston Public Media)



State of the Schools 2015: Superintendent Address Growth While Issues Over Direction Continue

As HISD School Superintendent Terry Grier delivered his 6th consecutive “State of the Schools Address,” big questions loom over issues of school overcrowding, excessive use of standardized tests, new language immersion programs, and the expansion of the EMERGE program for high school counseling.
(Video: KTRK 13 News)


Full text and video links of the address.

Full text and video links of the address.