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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.



Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:01:29 -0400

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development.



Tammy Duckworth Brings Her Newborn To Senate Floor After Rule Change

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

As of Wednesday evening, children under 1 year can now join lawmakers. The change follows Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth becoming the first sitting senator to give birth.



Gang Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage Across India

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:46:00 -0400

According to the charges, the conspirators' motive for raping the child was to drive the Muslim family out of the area. Citizens are condemning the crime and encouraging each other to speak out.



Make Room For Baby: After Giving Birth, Duckworth Presses Senate To Bend Rules

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:34:00 -0400

The Illinois Democrat is the first sitting senator to give birth. She's using the opportunity to call on the Senate to adjust its rules to accommodate new parents and elevate family-friendly policies.



Children Face The Greatest Danger From Chemical Weapons

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:38:00 -0400

The effects of such weapons are more devastating for a number of reasons. And if children survive, they suffer from the trauma of the attack for far more years because they have more years to live.



Aala El-Khani: How Do You Help Kids Cope With Trauma?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:45:57 -0400

Children in war zones experience unimaginable hardship, says Dr. Aala El-Khani. She says parents must play a major role in helping children survive — even thrive — in the wake of trauma.



Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:45:57 -0400

Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don't educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships.



Opioid Treatment Program Helps Keep Families Together

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:58:00 -0400

A mentoring program in Kentucky expedites treatment for some parents who lose custody of their children. The goal is to help parents get and stay sober, and reunite them with their kids within a year.



Forum: How Discrimination Damages Health In LGBTQ Communities

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:41:00 -0400

How do LGBTQ adults experience discrimination and how does it impact their health? Join us for a discussion with experts in a webcast from Harvard's Chan School of Public Health at noon ET Wednesday.



How Happy Is The Country With The Biggest Gains In Happiness?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:41:00 -0400

Togo ranked last in 2015's World Happiness Report. This year, it moved up 17 spots — the most improved country in the world. What's the perspective from the ground?



Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:24:00 -0400

Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of healthcare provider bias and families' lack of access to care, among other reasons.



Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:01:00 -0400

California's legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven't increased the number of moms treated.



Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries.



The Call-In: Childhood Obesity Rates Are At Their Highest Since 1999

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:26 -0400

On this week's Weekend Edition Call-In, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro hears from listeners about childhood obesity and speaks with Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children's Hospital.