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Have you ever flown on a really small plane where airline staffers careful weigh the luggage, load the cargo hold for balance, and also ask each passenger what she, or he, weighs? Oh, the competing impulses! On the one hand, one might be...
A new health survey shows women in New York eat pretty healthy compared with women in many other states. A recent analysis by iVillage.com, a NBC Universal Company, ranks women in the Empire State #13 for eating five daily servings of fruits and...
The Environmental Protection Agency has made official what we reported earlier this morning. The agency released a final plan for cleaning up PCB-contaminated sediment Alcoa released into the Grasse River until the chemical was banned in the 1970s....
Restaurants aren’t doing a great job offering healthy meals for kids. That may be obvious when your family eats at places like McDonald’s or Ruby Tuesday’s. But a new study confirms it. Commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public...
It’s been a good couple of weeks for the Mediterranean diet. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed what seems like a no-brainer at this point: a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil is really...
May 17, 2013 — A new poll finds 42 percent of Americans aren't sure that the Affordable Care Act is actually a law. Guest Host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other health care-related issues with Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, and NPR's Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving.
May 16, 2013 — Marilyn Tavenner, who has been running the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in an acting capacity since late 2011, has a big job. The agency oversees health coverage for more than 100 million Americans.
May 16, 2013 — Wednesday's prison sentencing of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell raises the question of who has access to safe, legal abortions, and who does not. Host Michel Martin explores this question with The Root political correspondent Keli Goff and NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner.
May 14, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood alcohol limit to be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05, in line with the limits in countries such as Denmark, the Philippines and Switzerland. But it may be tough sell in states across the country.
May 14, 2013 — Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
NCPR Special Reports
Drinking and Safety on College Campuses: A rash of alcohol-related fatalaties among students at North Country colleges has re-ignited debate about the role of alcohol in campus social life. Brian Mann talks to students, educators, and law enforcement officials in this series.
Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer
Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.