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September 12, 2014 2 Comments

Drought, Heat Contribute To West Nile Spike In California

Recent drought and high temperatures have caused an increase in West Nile outbreaks in California.

September 11, 2014 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

September 10, 2014 Comment

NFL Youth Safety Program Takes A Hit

The NFL is trying to teach parents of young football players to prevent concussions. But critics call it a white-washing campaign.

September 10, 2014 3 Comments

9/11 First Responder: ‘Invisible Diseases’ Are Killing Us

9/11 first responder John Feal says many others like him suffer from chronic physical and emotional diseases. His organization, the FealGood Foundation, works to get them compensation.

September 8, 2014 3 Comments

Death Of Joan Rivers Puts Focus On Surgical Centers

The doctor whose organization certified Yorkville Endoscopy says most surgical centers are well designed and have board certified doctors on staff.

September 8, 2014 Comment

Respiratory Virus Sends Hundreds To The Hospital

Ten states have asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a rare virus suspected of sending hundreds of children in the South and Midwest to the hospital.

September 3, 2014 Comment

CVS Stops Selling Tobacco

As the pharmacy chain stops selling cigarettes and other tobacco products nationwide, experts say other pharmacies could follow suit.

September 3, 2014 2 Comments

WHO Warns Of Urgency To Fight Ebola

The warning comes amid news that an American doctor in Liberia has contracted the deadly virus.

September 2, 2014 3 Comments

The Girl With Three Biological Parents

Alana Saarinen is one of only 30 to 50 people in the world who have DNA from three different people.

September 2, 2014 66 Comments

Why It’s Time To Talk About Menopause

Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and a comic and one of the few women who actually wants to talk about menopause.

September 1, 2014 12 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city’s major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 28, 2014 24 Comments

Universities Take Precautions Against Ebola

With the growing concern, many universities around the world have suspended their fall semester programs in West Africa.

August 28, 2014 2 Comments

Drug Addiction Treatment Is Controversial In Guatemala

The vast majority of people at treatment centers in Guatemala City were sent to rehab by their families – against their will.

August 27, 2014 Comment

‘Exoskeleton’ Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again

ReWalk Robotics has built a motorized exoskeleton that gives some people with debilitating spinal injuries the ability to walk.

August 25, 2014 14 Comments

Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep

Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn’t get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues.

August 22, 2014 Comment

Travel Restrictions Tightened Amid Ebola Fears

Countries continue to impose travel restrictions, even though the World Health Organization has not recommended them.

August 22, 2014 32 Comments

New Restrictions On Hydrocodone To Take Effect

Hundreds of medicines contain hydrocodone, the addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

August 21, 2014 Comment

CDC Director On Release Of American Ebola Patients

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses recovery and release of the American patients.

August 21, 2014 4 Comments

2 American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Emory University Hospital officials say Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are both free of the virus and pose no public health risk.

August 20, 2014 2 Comments

In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots

NPR photographer David Gilkey is in Liberia’s capital Monrovia and discusses what he saw this morning as the riots began.

Robin and Jeremy

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

September 12 8 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

September 11 Comment

Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.