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April 24, 2015 2 Comments

Amid Listeria Outbreak, FDA Calls For Better Prevention Policies

As a second ice cream maker recalls all of its products, we hear from a top FDA official on food safety and inspections.

April 21, 2015 2 Comments

Bird Flu Spreads; Millions Of Iowa Chickens To Be Killed

The deadly bird flu strain H5N2 is plaguing poultry farms across the Midwest, including a major commercial operation in Iowa.

April 21, 2015 Comment

U.S. To Partner With Africa On New African CDC

The idea for the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention came about before last year’s Ebola outbreak.

April 20, 2015 7 Comments

75-Year-Old Figure Skater Won’t Let Stroke Stop Her

Patricia McNamara started skating in her late 40s, and says it’s helped her recover from breast cancer and a stroke.

April 16, 2015 5 Comments

Study: Many Mothers Don’t Wait Long Enough Between Pregnancies

New research finds “higher risks of adverse health outcomes” when pregnancies are spaced less than 18 months apart.

April 16, 2015 Comment

Veterans Try Acupuncture To Treat Pain

As a Wisconsin VA hospital is investigated for allegedly overprescribing narcotics, some veterans are exploring safer treatments.

April 16, 2015 Comment

A Model For Getting Patients Involved In Treatment Decisions

At the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, there’s an innovative program that engages patients in their own care.

April 15, 2015 2 Comments

Bird Flu Spreading To Poultry Farms In The Midwest

The H2N2 strain of the virus is highly contagious among birds, but scientists say not contractible by humans.

April 15, 2015 4 Comments

Youth Suicides Plague South Dakota Reservation

Seven young members of the Oglala Sioux tribe have taken their own lives since early December.

April 15, 2015 4 Comments

Medicare Payment Fix Passes With Strong Bipartisan Support

The “doc fix” bill passed just hours before doctors would have started seeing a 21 percent Medicare pay cut.

April 9, 2015 3 Comments

Controversial California Vaccine Bill Clears First Hurdle

The bill would eliminate waivers for religious and personal beliefs, and only allow exemptions for children with health problems.

April 9, 2015 8 Comments

Oklahoma Following Kansas's Lead On Second Trimester Abortion

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed a ban on the most common method of abortion used by women in the second trimester.

April 8, 2015 6 Comments

How To Reduce Your Cancer Risk Through The Foods You Eat

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and we’re all at risk. Dr. David Khayat shares tips for reducing that risk.

April 7, 2015 2 Comments

Run Like Meb: Training Tips From An Olympic Marathoner

Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon last year, has written a book of advice on how to run, think and eat like a champion.

April 7, 2015 Comment

Life And Love After Being ‘The Fattest Man In The World’

How Paul Mason lost hundreds of pounds and moved from England to Massachusetts is a story of abuse, celebrity and Skype.

April 6, 2015 2 Comments

Suicide Rate For Rural Youth Double That For City Kids

A new study finds that young people in rural areas are twice as likely to take their own lives than their urban counterparts.

April 3, 2015 3 Comments

The Navajo Nation Approves A Junk Food Tax

The 2 percent tax is an effort to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.

April 2, 2015 10 Comments

Is There A Criminal Brain? And Can It Be Modified?

A doctor at the forefront of this research shares his latest study, on preventing violence with nutritional supplements.

April 1, 2015 7 Comments

Reversible Abortions? Doctors Question Arizona Law

Arizona’s governor has signed a law requiring doctors who perform drug-induced abortions to tell women the procedure may be reversible.

March 30, 2015 Comment

GNC Agrees To New Testing Of Supplements

The country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements has agreed to new quality control testing.

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April 23 10 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 22 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.