Health & Wellness

It turns out that clinicians are not very good at estimating the probability of illness which leads to unnecessary care.

from Second Opinion

Although Juneteenth is familiar to many African Americans, celebrating the day varies. For young Black Americans, leanring about slavery is an intergral part of their history.

from Life Examined

National holidays serve as official acknowledgements of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, many of whom fought and died for the freedoms afforded by our democracy.

Recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday honors generations of enslaved African Americans

National holidays serve as official acknowledgements of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, many of whom fought and died for the freedoms afforded by our democracy.

from Life Examined

In a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling out today, the justices once again upheld the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court leaves Obamacare intact, delivers a blow to same-sex couples

In a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling out today, the justices once again upheld the Affordable Care Act.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fifteen months after the coronavirus pandemic, California is fully opening today. Capacity limits and requirements for social distancing and masks are lifted in most places.

From ‘mask police’ to ‘vaccination card police,’ how LA food workers are handling California’s reopening

Fifteen months after the coronavirus pandemic, California is fully opening today. Capacity limits and requirements for social distancing and masks are lifted in most places.

from Greater LA

This month, the NFL announced it would end its practice of “race norming.”

NFL ends ‘race norming,’ a practice that made it tougher for Black players to qualify for legal settlement

This month, the NFL announced it would end its practice of “race norming.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many KCRW listeners told Press Play they wanted to continue doing less now that the state has fully reopened.

Ditching Friday night out? Subtracting things from your life can be beneficial, and science proves it

Many KCRW listeners told Press Play they wanted to continue doing less now that the state has fully reopened.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

‘We can go back to normal life’: Gov. Newsom’s senior advisor on California fully reopening

With the state’s color-coded reopening tiers riding off into the sunset, there’s no more social distancing, and masks in almost every indoor situation are being retired.

from KCRW Features

GT Dave grew up in LA with spiritual, holistic, health-obsessed parents. They introduced him to plant-based foods and medicines when he was young.

Family elixir becomes billion dollar kombucha business, thanks to Angeleno GT Dave

GT Dave grew up in LA with spiritual, holistic, health-obsessed parents. They introduced him to plant-based foods and medicines when he was young.

from Greater LA

This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

Houston health care workers challenge their hospital's vaccine mandate. Judge dismisses the lawsuit

This weekend, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by workers at Houston Methodist hospital who objected to a mandatory vaccine program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calm app made meditation chic — and billions of dollars along the way

Calm. It’s something many people haven’t felt a lot during more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California plans to launch a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.

California plans a digital vaccine verification system as it prepares for full reopening

California plans to launch a statewide electronic vaccine verification program, which Gov. Gavin Newsom does not call a passport.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.

Mistaken approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.

from Second Opinion

From babies to the elderly, music touches our emotions and lifts our spirits. A familiar melody can transport us back to a time and place.

How the brain processes music—and uses it to boost function

From babies to the elderly, music touches our emotions and lifts our spirits. A familiar melody can transport us back to a time and place.

from Life Examined

Sounds and rhythms are such an intrinsic part of our lives, it’s hard to imagine a world without music.

Why music is ‘our umbilical cord to Mother Nature’

Sounds and rhythms are such an intrinsic part of our lives, it’s hard to imagine a world without music.

from Life Examined

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

What to expect when California fully reopens on June 15. Spoiler: Most pandemic rules are going away

On June 15, the Golden State is saying goodbye to many of the regulations that have shaped daily life for the last pandemic year.

from KCRW Features

The FDA approved a new drug that’s been described as a milestone for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Aduhelm is the first treatment for the disease in almost two decades.

FDA green-lights Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, despite little evidence it works

The FDA approved a new drug that’s been described as a milestone for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Aduhelm is the first treatment for the disease in almost two decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

As California approaches full reopening, Dr. Michael Wilkes says coronavirus risks remain

"I do think we're going a little fast. There's still about 35% of the adult population that is not vaccinated, and that, of course, includes all children under the age of 12.

from KCRW Features

Ticks have been showing up on beaches in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Lyme disease-carrying ticks are popping up at some California beaches. How to stay safe

Ticks have been showing up on beaches in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, one lesson is that we need to rethink allowing promotions for treatments that are overdone, unnecessary, or not proven effective.

Marketing low value products

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, one lesson is that we need to rethink allowing promotions for treatments that are overdone, unnecessary, or not proven effective.

from Second Opinion