Health and Wellness

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.

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

Fifty male students are accusing USC campus physician Dennis Kelly of harassment and sexual misconduct. The lawsuit began in February with six students.

50 men accuse USC doctor of sexual misconduct

Fifty male students are accusing USC campus physician Dennis Kelly of harassment and sexual misconduct. The lawsuit began in February with six students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When it error occurs it’s easy to blame an individual but its often important to looks at systems causes.

The need for a just culture in health care

When it error occurs it’s easy to blame an individual but its often important to looks at systems causes.

from Second Opinion

Dogs can get blood transfusions, and there are two dog blood banks in California. But kind of like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” only select dogs are giving blood.

Inside California’s blood banks exclusively for dogs

Dogs can get blood transfusions, and there are two dog blood banks in California. But kind of like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” only select dogs are giving blood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are a couple of TV shows right now that deal explicitly with teen sexuality: “Sex Education” and “Big Mouth” on Netflix, and Hulu’s “Pen15.”

Teen sexuality on TV: Lessons for parents

There are a couple of TV shows right now that deal explicitly with teen sexuality: “Sex Education” and “Big Mouth” on Netflix, and Hulu’s “Pen15.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vaccination eliminated measles from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. But with this year's record-setting outbreak, are we close to measles making a sustained comeback?

Is measles here to stay?

Vaccination eliminated measles from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. But with this year's record-setting outbreak, are we close to measles making a sustained comeback?

from NPR

The Synagogue shooting in San Diego County, the bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, and the mosque shootings in New Zealand all happened within the past six weeks.

What’s behind the spike of religious hate crimes?

The Synagogue shooting in San Diego County, the bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, and the mosque shootings in New Zealand all happened within the past six weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

Measles shots aren't just for kids: many adults could use a booster too

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

from Morning Edition

Some experts claim America needs more doctors -- what is far clearer is that we need different doctors practicing in different locations working with different communities

Diversity of our doctors benefits our nation

Some experts claim America needs more doctors -- what is far clearer is that we need different doctors practicing in different locations working with different communities

from Second Opinion

More than 200 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles.

UCLA and Cal State LA students are quarantined because of measles

More than 200 UCLA and Cal State LA students and staff have been quarantined to prevent the spread of measles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University have told hundreds of students and staff to stay home for up to 48 hours unless they can prove they're immune or vaccinated.

Hundreds of people at 2 LA universities quarantined due to measles exposure

The University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University have told hundreds of students and staff to stay home for up to 48 hours unless they can prove they're immune or vaccinated.

from NPR

There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have."

CDC reports largest U.S. measles outbreak since year 2000

There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have."

from NPR

The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.

Google searches for ways to put artificial intelligence to use in health care

The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.

from All Things Considered

Social psychologists and economists are working from all sides to figure out how to change doctors' prescribing behaviors, but it is not always about what’s best for patients.

Changing prescribers' behaviors to stop prescribing drugs that don’t work.

Social psychologists and economists are working from all sides to figure out how to change doctors' prescribing behaviors, but it is not always about what’s best for patients.

from Second Opinion

Gene editing experiments raise ethical questions, and gene editing experiments with primates are even more controversial. For instance, what if we make monkeys too similar to humans?

Chinese researchers have created a new kind of monkey, with human brain genes

Gene editing experiments raise ethical questions, and gene editing experiments with primates are even more controversial. For instance, what if we make monkeys too similar to humans?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand