Health & Wellness

About one in four children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Greater LA

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

Vaccine misinformation targets Latinos. One woman struggles to convince her dad to get the shot

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

How to leave your Zoom account and socialize in real life again? Therapist says take it slow

KCRW speaks with therapist Dawn Delgado about dealing with the prospect of returning to social activities.

from Greater LA

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

California cases plunge, LA has no deaths in past 2 days. How did we turn it around with COVID?

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

South America faces rising COVID death tolls as variants spread

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It is time to re-look at laws intended to protect victims of domestic violence as they have had unintended consequences

Protecting victims of domestic violence

It is time to re-look at laws intended to protect victims of domestic violence as they have had unintended consequences

from Second Opinion

When the pandemic hit last year, it didn’t take long for grocery stores to have their shelves wiped clean.

How to prepare for the end of world

When the pandemic hit last year, it didn’t take long for grocery stores to have their shelves wiped clean.

from Life Examined

For many people of faith, the pandemic has felt as close to an apocalypse as the nuclear threat from the Cold War.

The religious roots of today’s apocalypse

For many people of faith, the pandemic has felt as close to an apocalypse as the nuclear threat from the Cold War.

from Life Examined

UCLA professor David Delgado Shorter has launched The Archive of Healing , one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world.

Archiving healing, ritual, and transformation with spices

UCLA professor David Delgado Shorter has launched The Archive of Healing , one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world.

from Good Food

On Thursday, the FDA announced that it plans to ban what it calls “the last allowable flavor” in cigarettes: menthols.

Menthol cigarettes face future ban from FDA. They were heavily marketed to Black Americans

On Thursday, the FDA announced that it plans to ban what it calls “the last allowable flavor” in cigarettes: menthols.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are slated to start at the end of July. But last week, Japan declared a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

Olympics will go on, despite rising COVID cases in Japan. How will athletes stay safe?

The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are slated to start at the end of July. But last week, Japan declared a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

Half of people eligible for COVID vaccines still haven’t gotten first shots. Why the drop in signups?

Health officials on Thursday said they’re starting to see a big slowdown in the number of people signing up to get their coronavirus vaccination shots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.

Vaccinated LA mom returns to hosting Sunday suppers with her family of 4

“I have two adult kids. One lives in Redondo and one lives in Van Nuys. We get together every Sunday for dinner, which of course stopped when everything shut down,” said Lisa Gray.

from Greater LA

The CDC on Tuesday announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks outside, such as when walking, running, cycling, or hiking alone.

CDC allows vaccinated people to go maskless outdoors. But keep them on indoors, says scientist

The CDC on Tuesday announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks outside, such as when walking, running, cycling, or hiking alone.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties rank number one and two on the list of most polluted air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “ State of the Air ”…

Respiratory illnesses are up in Inland Empire as more Amazon delivery trucks hit the road

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties rank number one and two on the list of most polluted air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “ State of the Air ”…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Microbiologist and immunologist Brett Finlay says certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses are involved with how the brain plus intestinal and immune systems develop.

‘Good germs’ keep us healthy. Scientists fear we’re killing them with all the COVID sanitizing

Microbiologist and immunologist Brett Finlay says certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses are involved with how the brain plus intestinal and immune systems develop.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“I’m proud that I was able to be so strong in those moments and hold their hand because inside I was dying, knowing that no matter what I did, no matter how hard we tried, these…

Sense of guilt and being haunted by patients’ cries: Riverside nurse on long fight against COVID

“I’m proud that I was able to be so strong in those moments and hold their hand because inside I was dying, knowing that no matter what I did, no matter how hard we tried, these…

from KCRW Features

For four straight days, India has broken the global daily record for new coronavirus cases, but experts say the actual number of new infections could be much higher.

India becomes world’s COVID epicenter but is home to biggest vaccine maker. What happened?

For four straight days, India has broken the global daily record for new coronavirus cases, but experts say the actual number of new infections could be much higher.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Involuntary hospitalization is not an easy decision to make and involves balancing ethical, moral and legal issues while trying to protect a person and society.

Hospitalizing someone against their will

Involuntary hospitalization is not an easy decision to make and involves balancing ethical, moral and legal issues while trying to protect a person and society.

from Second Opinion