Health | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Health

RSS Feed
NPR

Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

The food supply is safe, federal officials say, even though a fourth case of mad cow disease has been discovered in the United States. A 2009 ban on using cattle parts in animal feed may be why cases are so infrequent.
NPR

Plame Wilson Wages Battle Against Postpartum Depression

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson says her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins tested her in ways that espionage never did. Now her kids are 12, but Plame Wilson continues to speak out about the
NPR

VA Struggles To Provide Vets With Mental Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says any veteran who seeks mental health services gets help within days. But a new investigation by the agency's inspector general says the statistics are skewed to make wait times appear shorter. The VA will have a chance at a Senate hearing Wednesday to explain how it's going to do better.
NPR

Los Angeles Bets On Crusading Doctor To Turn Around Public Health System

Los Angeles has some 2 million uninsured residents. It has long had one of the most disorganized public health systems, too. Now, Dr. Mitch Katz is looking to reshape the system and match patients with their own doctors.
NPR

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Shrink, Even As Waistlines Expand

Federal data show that only 13.4 percent of adults in the U.S. have high cholesterol, compared with 18.3 percent a decade earlier. Drugs rather than better lifestyle appear to account for the improvement.

Pages