Health & Wellness

When we screen for any disease, we need to make sure acceptable treatments are available.

from Second Opinion

Philosopher Kieran Setiya offers a guide to navigating life’s hardships and living well.

from Life Examined

When seeing a doctor, each diagnosis, procedure, and service has a code.

Medical coding creates barriers to care for transgender patients

When seeing a doctor, each diagnosis, procedure, and service has a code.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Growing up, David Ambroz had a mom with mental illness, and his family experienced homelessness before he moved to the foster care system, which can be especially hard for LGBTQ youth.

David Ambroz on forgiving mom’s abuse, surviving homelessness and foster care

Growing up, David Ambroz had a mom with mental illness, and his family experienced homelessness before he moved to the foster care system, which can be especially hard for LGBTQ youth.

from Greater LA

Brain fog is one of the most misunderstood long-haul COVID symptoms, according to science writer Ed Yong. It makes planning and concentrating nearly impossible.

Long COVID brain fog wrecks concentration. Solution? Do nothing

Brain fog is one of the most misunderstood long-haul COVID symptoms, according to science writer Ed Yong. It makes planning and concentrating nearly impossible.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

China is still enforcing strict COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns that force millions of people to stay in their homes for days on end.

China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy has prevented natural immunity from building

China is still enforcing strict COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns that force millions of people to stay in their homes for days on end.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Remote monitoring devices are now capable of tracking our health behaviors including the pills we consume, the food we eat, and the step we take. Is this an advance in health care?

The move toward remote home monitoring

Remote monitoring devices are now capable of tracking our health behaviors including the pills we consume, the food we eat, and the step we take. Is this an advance in health care?

from Second Opinion

Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton explains the complexities of love and relationships, and what dating apps get wrong in finding the ideal partner.

Recipes for love and happy relationships with philosopher Alain de Botton

Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton explains the complexities of love and relationships, and what dating apps get wrong in finding the ideal partner.

from Life Examined

Psychologist Tracy Dennis Tiwary says anxiety is on the rise, but avoiding emotional distress only makes us weaker, more fragile, and increases anxiety levels.

The surprising upside to confronting your anxiety

Psychologist Tracy Dennis Tiwary says anxiety is on the rise, but avoiding emotional distress only makes us weaker, more fragile, and increases anxiety levels.

from Life Examined

Panelists discuss how abortion policies are advancing nationally, and why the politics are so divisive. Plus, are Americans ready to move on from debating the pandemic and the Jan.

The politics of abortion: Is there a middle ground?

Panelists discuss how abortion policies are advancing nationally, and why the politics are so divisive. Plus, are Americans ready to move on from debating the pandemic and the Jan.

from Left, Right & Center

Teens are typically looking for anti-anxiety or ADHD pills, or lower-strength opioids, but many illicit, fentanyl-laced pills on the market that resemble legit drugs, says one…

Cartels mix fentanyl with other drugs for big money. Teens pay the price

Teens are typically looking for anti-anxiety or ADHD pills, or lower-strength opioids, but many illicit, fentanyl-laced pills on the market that resemble legit drugs, says one…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

‘Street psychiatrists’ help unhoused Angelenos access mental health care

LA is developing one of the most robust “street psychiatry” programs in the nation. The goal is to meet unhoused individuals experiencing mental health issues where they are.

from Greater LA

Oliver Sim’s debut solo album, “Hideous Bastard,” is about being queer and HIV positive — while fighting the shame attached to that.

‘Hideous Bastard’: Oliver Sim on living with HIV, overcoming shame

Oliver Sim’s debut solo album, “Hideous Bastard,” is about being queer and HIV positive — while fighting the shame attached to that.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nationally, emergency departments have become the latest battle ground around issues related to abortion.

Abortion: States vs the Federal government

Nationally, emergency departments have become the latest battle ground around issues related to abortion.

from Second Opinion

Oxford University philosopher Will MacAskill argues that we can have a profoundly positive effect on the future of humanity.

What do we owe the future? One philosopher has a plan

Oxford University philosopher Will MacAskill argues that we can have a profoundly positive effect on the future of humanity.

from Life Examined

New Omicron-specific booster shots are now available at some LA locations and should provide increased protection against infection and hospitalization.

Want new Omicron booster? Must wait 2 months after last shot

New Omicron-specific booster shots are now available at some LA locations and should provide increased protection against infection and hospitalization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A very large preliminary study suggests that there may be some health benefits to regularly drinking black tea.

The health benefits of Camellia Sinensis (black tea)

A very large preliminary study suggests that there may be some health benefits to regularly drinking black tea.

from Second Opinion

Writer Charlotte Cowles shares her personal journey in the mental health space and her search to find the right therapist.

‘I had to kiss a few frogs’: A personal journey to find a therapist

Writer Charlotte Cowles shares her personal journey in the mental health space and her search to find the right therapist.

from Life Examined

Psychiatrist and medical ethicist Wesley Boyd describes the disparity in mental health coverage by insurance companies compared with other medical conditions.

In search of a (good) therapist: Insurance, fit, and stigma

Psychiatrist and medical ethicist Wesley Boyd describes the disparity in mental health coverage by insurance companies compared with other medical conditions.

from Life Examined

The need for physical touch climbed amid coronavirus quarantine and isolation. Trevor James, a professional touch therapist and cuddler, aims to help people reconnect.

Trauma, loneliness, death of a loved one: Why people seek professional cuddles

The need for physical touch climbed amid coronavirus quarantine and isolation. Trevor James, a professional touch therapist and cuddler, aims to help people reconnect.

from Greater LA