Health and Wellness

Medical decisions are complex and we often rely on our values and preferences rather than exclusively on the science.

from Second Opinion

For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We talk about season three of The Handmaid’s Tale, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

Coming out as trans in a review of The Handmaid’s Tale

We talk about season three of The Handmaid’s Tale, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

By messing with the largest and one of the highest functioning health care systems in the nation we are putting our vet’s health at risk.

Is something wrong with the VA?

By messing with the largest and one of the highest functioning health care systems in the nation we are putting our vet’s health at risk.

from Second Opinion

Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation.

Oakland becomes the second city to decriminalize psychedelic shrooms

Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As you age, you have to worry about who’s going to take care of you, how much money you’ve saved, the possibility of losing your partner, and dealing with loneliness.

It’s hard getting older, especially for LGBTQ retirees

As you age, you have to worry about who’s going to take care of you, how much money you’ve saved, the possibility of losing your partner, and dealing with loneliness.

from Greater LA

Fentanyl is almost unthinkably strong. The synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and has contributed to a wave of fatal overdoses in LA County.

Fentanyl test strips could save lives, so advocates are handing them out

Fentanyl is almost unthinkably strong. The synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and has contributed to a wave of fatal overdoses in LA County.

from KCRW Features

Woman’s bodies have long been proxy for politician’s power and control – often under the guise of “morality”.

Politicians have long held woman’s health hostage

Woman’s bodies have long been proxy for politician’s power and control – often under the guise of “morality”.

from Second Opinion

Missouri is threatening to pull a Planned Parenthood clinic’s license to perform abortions this week. If that happens, Missouri will become the only state with no abortion clinics.

Missouri could become the only U.S. state with no abortion clinics

Missouri is threatening to pull a Planned Parenthood clinic’s license to perform abortions this week. If that happens, Missouri will become the only state with no abortion clinics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This Sunday, thousands of cyclists will participate in the AIDS LifeCycle ride, a week long trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services.

Living with HIV in Los Angeles

This Sunday, thousands of cyclists will participate in the AIDS LifeCycle ride, a week long trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services.

from Greater LA

The Supreme Court today opted not to hear an appeal from Indiana about its strict abortion law, meaning that law won’t go into effect.

Supreme Court sidesteps Indiana abortion case, plus a look at Assange charges

The Supreme Court today opted not to hear an appeal from Indiana about its strict abortion law, meaning that law won’t go into effect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

T he data on serious mental illness is surprising and we do not have an adequate response to address the problem.

Mental health: An unrecognized problem

T he data on serious mental illness is surprising and we do not have an adequate response to address the problem.

from Second Opinion

Border Patrol stopped processing migrants temporarily at the agency’s largest detention center in McAllen, Tex. due to a flu outbreak.

How is Border Patrol handling the flu outbreak at a Texas migrant detention center?

Border Patrol stopped processing migrants temporarily at the agency’s largest detention center in McAllen, Tex. due to a flu outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

When LA's air got better, kids' asthma cases dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

from NPR

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

Legal questions surrounding abortion rights

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week has been a bad one for woman's reproductive rights and the health care providers who care for them.

Standing up for women

This week has been a bad one for woman's reproductive rights and the health care providers who care for them.

from Second Opinion

Producing enough food to feed the world’s 7 billion people is a huge stress on the earth. We get tips on how you can shop, cook, and eat without exacerbating climate change too much.

The ‘climate diet:’ How to eat more sustainably

Producing enough food to feed the world’s 7 billion people is a huge stress on the earth. We get tips on how you can shop, cook, and eat without exacerbating climate change too much.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sixteen states have proposed new laws to restrict abortion access. Georgia bans abortions after about six weeks. Alabama has a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

Lawmakers in the south and midwest push for restricting abortion

Sixteen states have proposed new laws to restrict abortion access. Georgia bans abortions after about six weeks. Alabama has a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While ordering genetic tests directly from a company seeks to empower patients and puts them in control of their own health data, the test results that are returned are often confusing…

Direct to Consumer Genetic testing isn’t ready for prime time

While ordering genetic tests directly from a company seeks to empower patients and puts them in control of their own health data, the test results that are returned are often confusing…

from Second Opinion

We often hear that 50% of marriages end in divorce, but recent    reports    show the overall divorce rate is down.

Divorce looks different at age 50 and up. How do you navigate the financials?

We often hear that 50% of marriages end in divorce, but recent reports show the overall divorce rate is down.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand