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May 5, 2016 5 Comments

One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

May 5, 2016 4 Comments

FDA Clamps Down On E-Cigarettes

It’s the first federal law regulating e-cigarettes and other “vaping” products.

May 4, 2016 11 Comments

Mother Refuses To Gloss Over Addiction And Overdose In Daughter's Obituary

Kathleen Errico’s daughter, Kelsey Endicott, lost her battle with opioid addiction in April, 2016.

May 4, 2016 4 Comments

For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it’s better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

May 3, 2016 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who’ve lived with contaminated water.

May 2, 2016 19 Comments

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband’s illness and their often fraught marriage.

April 29, 2016 3 Comments

UK Doctors’ Group Comes Out In Support Of E-Cigarettes

An influential doctors group in the UK has come out in support of e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

April 28, 2016 Comment

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

April 27, 2016 13 Comments

Measles In Memphis, Mumps In Massachusetts. What’s Going On?

Six people in Memphis have been diagnosed with the measles and there have been numerous outbreaks of mumps.

April 25, 2016 4 Comments

Philanthropist Aims To Fill Gaps In Mental Health Care For Vets

Steven Cohen is putting $275 million towards clinics that will offer treatment for veterans with PTSD and other mental health issues.

April 22, 2016 7 Comments

Proposal To Raise Tobacco Buying Age To 21 Sparks Debate

The Tobacco 21 campaign has persuaded a number of cities to raise the legal buying age, but Gardner, Kansas, rejected the proposal.

April 20, 2016 Comment

The World Is About To Switch To A New Polio Vaccine

Over the next two weeks, public health officials are working to get the entire world to switch from one polio vaccine to another.

April 20, 2016 4 Comments

Researchers Working To Speed Development Of A Zika Vaccine

An expert at Sanofi Pasteur discusses the process of vaccine development and when a Zika vaccine might be ready.

April 20, 2016 13 Comments

California Preschools Are In The Path Of Pollution

KPCC investigated the effect of air pollution on early childhood development by taking air quality readings outside child care centers.

April 19, 2016 Comment

What’s Next In The NFL’s Legal Battle Over Concussions

A settlement upheld on Monday means retired players can receive up to $5 million, depending on the extent of their injuries.

April 13, 2016 Comment

Tech Billionaire Sean Parker Puts $250 Million Into Cancer Research

The entrepreneur is specifically exploring immunotherapy treatment – getting the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells.

April 13, 2016 Comment

In Massachusetts, RomneyCare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago this week, then-Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney signed the state’s new health coverage law, the first of its kind in the U.S.

April 12, 2016 4 Comments

California Gets Ready To Implement Aid-In-Dying Law

The Golden State will become the fifth in the country where it’s legal for terminally ill people to take their own lives with the help of a physician.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

Death Toll Rises In Flint Water Contamination Scandal

Two more deaths in the Flint area have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia.

April 11, 2016 3 Comments

Is A Double Mastectomy The Right Option?

The number of women who have cancer in just one breast but choose to have both removed is rising dramatically.

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Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 4 Comment

DJ Sessions: From Southern Fried Soul To Dance Party Duos

In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.

Mother Refuses To Gloss Over Addiction And Overdose In Daughter's Obituary

Kathleen Errico's daughter, Kelsey Endicott, lost her battle with opioid addiction in April, 2016.

How Did Donald Trump Become The Likely GOP Nominee?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson traces Trump's path from his announcement to his primary election and caucus victories.

May 3 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.