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March 27, 2015 2 Comments

Are We Winning The ‘War On Cancer’?

The number of Americans who will die from cancer each year is growing, but there is evidence we’re moving in the right direction.

March 26, 2015 2 Comments

5 Years In, How's It Going With The Affordable Care Act?

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News shares the numbers and whether she thinks Obamacare will still be around in another five years.

March 26, 2015 3 Comments

Southern Indiana County Experiencing HIV Outbreak

Health officials say the outbreak stems from the use of shared needles to inject the narcotic pain reliever Opana.

March 24, 2015 Comment

Retired Detroit Firefighters Battle Cancer And Medicals Bills

Retired firefighters who made it through decades of running into burning buildings and the city’s bankruptcy are now facing the burden of medical bills.

March 24, 2015 3 Comments

Angelina Jolie Goes Public With Second Preventive Cancer Surgery

Angelina Jolie publicly announced she has elected surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. We discuss the risks and benefits of such surgeries with an expert.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Interweaving Family History With Healthy Soul Food

The mother-daughter team of Alice and Caroline Randall write a memoir-cookbook that dives into the often fraught relationship black women have with the kitchen.

March 17, 2015 Comment

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Retires At Age Of 24

Citing the fear of traumatic brain injuries, Chris Borland announced his retirement after one season with the NFL.

March 13, 2015 Comment

Overcoming Long Wait Times At VA Hospitals

Some of the longest wait times in the country were at veterans clinics in Portland. But Conrad Wilson reports that’s no longer the case.

March 13, 2015 Comment

Aid Workers React To Ebola Diagnosis Of Two Americans

George Salloum, Ebola crisis team leader for Serving in Mission, discusses his organization’s experience with treating its own workers.

March 13, 2015 3 Comments

Study: YouTube Videos Portray Drunkenness In Positive Light

An analysis of more than 70 popular videos reveals that intoxication is mostly depicted as fun and humorous.

March 11, 2015 2 Comments

Get Injured Often? It Could Be In Your Genes.

Genetics play a key role in a person’s risk of injury, according to a new review in the Journal of Sports Medicine.

March 10, 2015 6 Comments

Are American Workplace Policies Stuck In The 1950s?

Many more women have joined the workforce, but policies haven’t caught up – and that’s affecting public health.

March 9, 2015 Comment

Getting Mental Health Help In High School

A growing number of schools in Seattle are offering mental health services to students.

March 5, 2015 2 Comments

McDonalds To Phase Out Chicken Raised With Antibiotics

The fast food giant says its U.S. restaurants will only source chicken raised without antibiotics used in humans.

March 4, 2015 Comment

Many In Liberia Suffer Lasting Legacy Of Ebola

Ebola has exacted a heavy price in Liberia, where more than 4,000 people have died from the virus.

March 4, 2015 Comment

FDA Says ‘Low-T’ Drugs May Lead To Heart Disease And Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings against products claiming to treat low testosterone due to aging.

March 3, 2015 4 Comments

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Health Care Subsidies

The case could dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for more than eight million Americans.

March 3, 2015 20 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

March 2, 2015 Comment

View From The Top: CEO Of The Mayo Clinic

Recently named the number one hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, we talk with Mayo Clinic CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy.

March 2, 2015 5 Comments

A ‘Night Camp’ For People With Dementia

Many Alzheimer’s patients are most alert at night. A program in the Bronx gives them a place where they can thrive at night.

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March 26 Comment

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 16 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.