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In a post on The Dirt a few weeks ago, I commented on an article in Salon.com about the movement toward home cooking, and whether it was a call to women to get back in the kitchen. Emily Matcher’s Salon article provocatively asked, “Is Michael...
Update Friday 8 am. The boil water advisory was lifted late Thursday evening after tests showed no dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, in the affected water. Here’s more from the Montreal Gazette. Update 4 pm. The boil water advisory for...
There’s a lot of speculation out there about the future of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The NY Office of Mental Health is considering closing a number of state hospitals, saying that at 24, New York has more than 3 times...
Here’s some red meat for the “nanny state” folks out there. Nutrition educator and freelance food journalist, Kristin Wartman, argues in a New York Times Op-Ed that we should pay people to cook healthy meals at home: To get...
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...
Jun 19, 2013 — Some people exposed to tainted steroid injections in last year's meningitis outbreak had slow-moving spinal infections that escaped detection until they had MRI scans. Many of the people didn't have symptoms, or thought the pain was due to their longstanding back problems.
Jun 19, 2013 — A vaccine against a virus that causes cervical cancer has cut infections among teenage girls by over half in the first four years of use, scientists report. Only about one-third of girls in that age group have received the recommended shots.
Jun 18, 2013 — The legislation is one of the most far-reaching abortion bills in decades and follows the May murder convictions of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The bill, which would ban nearly all abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization, is unlikely to ever become law.
Jun 18, 2013 — Smartphone apps can help count calories or detect a heart attack. People are embracing them to manage many aspects of their health. But medical apps are largely unregulated now, so there's no easy way to be sure which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren't.
Jun 18, 2013 — A day at a museum promises fun for parents and kids alike. But for children who are on the autism spectrum, a seemingly simple museum exhibit may be too overwhelming to enjoy. Now, museums are coming up with ways to accommodate these visitors.
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.
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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.