Health and Wellness

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

from Greater LA

Culture plays a huge role in how we manage our last living days.

from Second Opinion

Our brains receive pleasure from cell phones, social media, food, sex. Those are dopamine generators. Now there’s a new health craze in Silicon Valley.

Dopamine deprivation: the latest Silicon Valley trend

Our brains receive pleasure from cell phones, social media, food, sex. Those are dopamine generators. Now there’s a new health craze in Silicon Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

Can Weedmaps stay in business by highlighting only legal shops?

Earlier this week, authorities confiscated $1.5 billion worth of illegal cannabis in the state.

from Greater LA

While miscommunication is never good, in medicine it can lead to poorer medical outcomes and overall dissatisfaction.

Medicine is plagued by miscommunication

While miscommunication is never good, in medicine it can lead to poorer medical outcomes and overall dissatisfaction.

from Second Opinion

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for how she’d pay for Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class.

How Elizabeth Warren plans to pay for Medicare for All

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for how she’d pay for Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People who rely on plug-in health devices or medicine that requires refrigeration are scrambling to find ways to avoid potentially life-threatening disruptions now and in future fire season shutdowns.

California's preemptive blackouts put a strain on people with home medical needs

People who rely on plug-in health devices or medicine that requires refrigeration are scrambling to find ways to avoid potentially life-threatening disruptions now and in future fire season shutdowns.

from NPR

High school reporter Azucena Hilario says her peers are vaping because of stress.

The mysterious vaping illness has killed 37 people. But teens keep vaping

High school reporter Azucena Hilario says her peers are vaping because of stress.

from KCRW Features

Many people are being affected by the wildfires in Southern and Northern California right now.

Do’s and don’ts of breathing in wildfire smoke

Many people are being affected by the wildfires in Southern and Northern California right now.

from Greater LA

40 million American provide some level of care to members of their family, and for most it isn’t easy.

The unsung heroes of the American health care system

40 million American provide some level of care to members of their family, and for most it isn’t easy.

from Second Opinion

Journalist Kate Pickert was 35 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Breast cancer: Lots of attention, little understanding

Journalist Kate Pickert was 35 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

At its peak, California had 173,000 prisoners in a system built to house half that many people. Prisoners were sleeping on top of each other in hallways and gyms.

The transformation of the California prison system

At its peak, California had 173,000 prisoners in a system built to house half that many people. Prisoners were sleeping on top of each other in hallways and gyms.

from Greater LA

Those supplements you’re taking and paying lots for – do they really provide any benefits?

The necessity of taking supplements to improve health

Those supplements you’re taking and paying lots for – do they really provide any benefits?

from Second Opinion

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

The big and shady business of organ harvesting

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

from Greater LA

Sources of so-called “forever chemicals” are all around us: non-stick frying pans, water-resistant clothing and carpeting, food packaging.

‘Forever chemicals’ discovered in California’s water supply

Sources of so-called “forever chemicals” are all around us: non-stick frying pans, water-resistant clothing and carpeting, food packaging.

from Greater LA

Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.

Trump is trying hard to thwart Obamacare. How's that going?

Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.

from NPR

The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder.  Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

Is it safe to increase consumption of red meat?

The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder.  Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

from Second Opinion

The West Coast's only archive dedicated to lesbian history is tucked away in an unsuspecting building in West Hollywood.

For National Coming Out Day, we stepped into history's closet

The West Coast's only archive dedicated to lesbian history is tucked away in an unsuspecting building in West Hollywood.

from KCRW Features

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

Drug addiction treatment in the US: unregulated, expensive, no guarantees

Federal agents raided four addiction treatment centers in Southern California this week: three in LA and one in Orange County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand