States are passing laws that limit a doctor’s ability to prescribe opioids. Doctors and patients alike are wrestling with what that means in cases of chronic pain (Image credit: Will Stone/KJZZ)
Black babies are two times as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday.
Autistic adults talked about their soothing stim toys with WNYC Studios, creator of the Aftereffect podcast. It examines the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, an autistic man involved in a police shooting. (Image credit: Norma […]
Some firefighters, EMTS and police officers say recent mass shootings have brought to the surface their own trauma, buried over years on the job. Many find it hard to open up and seek help. (Image […]
A coalition in Nebraska turned in enough signatures to put Medicaid expansion on November’s ballot. Supporters say expansion could bring health insurance to around 90,000 low-income Nebraskans (Image credit: Fred Knapp/NET News)
Medical historian Howard Markel chronicles the contentious relationship between the brothers who created of Corn Flakes and other mass-produced boxed cereals. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2017.
A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve police, courts and jails in treating addiction. (Image credit: Marie […]
A nonalcoholic brew joins the growing market to help chemo patients overcome the changes in their palates that make food unappealing. And it just might help them feel better, too. (Image credit: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas)
I’m not a regular drinker, nor a teetotaler. But like many people, I enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner, and nothing tastes better than an ice-cold beer on a sweaty summer day. Besides, some […]
As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups. (Image […]