Medical decisions are complex and we often rely on our values and preferences rather than exclusively on the science.
Jun. 16from Second Opinion
For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.
Jun. 11from 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.
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.
Jun. 9from Second Opinion
Oakland, California has just decriminalized psilocybin and other psychoactive fungi and plants. This comes weeks after Denver, Colorado approved similar legislation.
Jun. 6from 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.
Jun. 6from 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.
Jun. 6from KCRW Features
Woman’s bodies have long been proxy for politician’s power and control – often under the guise of “morality”.
Jun. 2from 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.
May. 29from 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.
May. 29from 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.
May. 28from 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.
May. 26from Second Opinion
Border Patrol stopped processing migrants temporarily at the agency’s largest detention center in McAllen, Tex. due to a flu outbreak.
May. 24from 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.
May. 21from 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.
May. 20from 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.
May. 19from 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.
May. 15from 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.
May. 14from 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…
May. 12from Second Opinion
We often hear that 50% of marriages end in divorce, but recent reports show the overall divorce rate is down.
May. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand