Health & Wellness

First SARS, then MERS, and now N-Corona suggest we have a new normal.

from Second Opinion

Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes on the same day Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights march.

from NPR

Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

This Week in Weed: Treat your flu with cannabis

Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

from KCRW Features

Bodies is coming back! Season 2 will launch on March 4, 2020.

Update: Season 2

Bodies is coming back! Season 2 will launch on March 4, 2020.

from Bodies

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

How one new mom got a $1.7 million bill after delivering her baby prematurely

Imagine that you’ve just had a baby. The baby is three months premature, and both of you have to spend time recovering in the hospital.

from Greater LA

There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias.

Bias can have a large impact on health

There are many social determinants that greatly impact health, but one that takes place within the health care system is implicit bias.

from Second Opinion

For stress relief, some adults turn to coloring books, painting, or crafts. Add to that: building LEGO structures. Can connecting the little plastic bricks be a form of mindfulness?

Too much stress? Adults turn to LEGOS

For stress relief, some adults turn to coloring books, painting, or crafts. Add to that: building LEGO structures. Can connecting the little plastic bricks be a form of mindfulness?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Monica is worried about people’s happiness, and has founded an Office of Civic Wellbeing.

Is it always sunny in Santa Monica? The city works to improve citizens' well-being

Santa Monica is worried about people’s happiness, and has founded an Office of Civic Wellbeing.

from Design and Architecture

N atural gas isn’t as healthy as producers maintain, and it’s health impacts aren’t just on humans.

Natural Gas and health

N atural gas isn’t as healthy as producers maintain, and it’s health impacts aren’t just on humans.

from Second Opinion

San Diego Unified School District alleges that vaping-related illnesses caused by the e-cigarette maker's products increase student absences, forcing schools to spend on prevention and treatment.

San Diego Schools Sue Juul Labs Over Youth Vaping Epidemic

San Diego Unified School District alleges that vaping-related illnesses caused by the e-cigarette maker's products increase student absences, forcing schools to spend on prevention and treatment.

from NPR

Health care costs continue to rise, and much of this is due to unnecessary tests and procedures that do not improve length or quality of life.  One area that is rarely discussed are…

Unnecessary lab tests pushed by a vendor

Health care costs continue to rise, and much of this is due to unnecessary tests and procedures that do not improve length or quality of life.  One area that is rarely discussed are…

from Second Opinion

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall  is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

The never-ending search for a hangover cure

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall is a Canadian journalist who traveled to 35 countries over a decade trying every hangover remedy he could find.

from Good Food

Leafly’s California Bureau Chief David Downs lays out what we can expect from this year’s cannabis market.

This Week in Weed: 2020 will make or break California’s legal cannabis market

Leafly’s California Bureau Chief David Downs lays out what we can expect from this year’s cannabis market.

from KCRW Features

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

New app delivers mood-boosting 'digital drugs'

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

from Design and Architecture

Americans spend twice what other developed nations spend on health care and we certainly are not any healthier because of that spending

Putting off serious health care treatments

Americans spend twice what other developed nations spend on health care and we certainly are not any healthier because of that spending

from Second Opinion

Thinking machines are finally able to think for themselves.  In the US, it’s for money. In China, it’s to enforce state control.

Artificial Intelligence and your life in the future

Thinking machines are finally able to think for themselves.  In the US, it’s for money. In China, it’s to enforce state control.

from To the Point

When a lifer steps out of prison after so many years, often decades, they are smacked with an onslaught of smells, sights, and unfamiliar sensations.

Ritualizing the return: Former lifers welcome home the newly released

When a lifer steps out of prison after so many years, often decades, they are smacked with an onslaught of smells, sights, and unfamiliar sensations.

from Greater LA

Collecting a good family medical history can be useful for the entire family.

As long as your around your family…

Collecting a good family medical history can be useful for the entire family.

from Second Opinion

Schools should serve as safe places for HIV infected children - a place where they can receive support and encouragement.

Sending children with HIV to school in Uganda

Schools should serve as safe places for HIV infected children - a place where they can receive support and encouragement.

from Second Opinion

Despite large barriers, Romania struggles to provide its 20 million citizens with adequate health care.

The plague of Romanian health care

Despite large barriers, Romania struggles to provide its 20 million citizens with adequate health care.

from Second Opinion