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June 9, 2016 4 Comments

Vermont Program Hailed As Model For Elder Healthcare

The country’s medical costs are skyrocketing, with a nursing home stay running about $7,000 a month.

June 8, 2016 4 Comments

How Hispanics Fare Under The Affordable Care Act

Hispanics have seen some of the biggest gains in health coverage under the ACA, but some disparities remain.

June 8, 2016 4 Comments

Treating Diabetes With Light

For many people with diabetes, needles are a blessing and a curse. But a Missouri researcher may have found a way to ease their plight with light.

June 3, 2016 Comment

Massachusetts Town Reflects On Year Of Treating, Not Arresting, Opioid Addicts

More than 100 police departments around the country have started similar programs.

June 3, 2016 5 Comments

In Texas, Women’s Access To Health Care Could Hurt Efforts To Deal With Zika

State health officials have been charged with creating “a clear and concise plan” for dealing with a possible outbreak.

June 2, 2016 12 Comments

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Marches On, Into The 21st Century

The book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has become an invaluable source of information about women’s sexual and reproductive health.

June 1, 2016 6 Comments

Searching For An Alternative Brain Cancer Cure While Fighting The FDA

Neil Fachon found an experimental brain cancer therapy being offered in Texas. But just one day into treatment, the FDA ordered it to stop.

June 1, 2016 Comment

Former Heroin Addict Helps Users Get Treatment

Thea Oliphant-Wells was homeless and addicted to heroin. Today, she’s no longer using and helps those who are.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Caring For The Caregivers

A facility in Savannah, Georgia aims to lessen stresses that affect family caregivers.

May 27, 2016 4 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC’s director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we’re close to the “end of the road” for antibiotics.

May 26, 2016 8 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 25, 2016 Comment

Native American Healing In The Digital Age

Traditional healing ceremonies are performed to promote a sense of wellness and to connect participants in mind, body and spirit

May 25, 2016 2 Comments

New Chewable, Fruit-Flavored ADHD Drugs Generating Controversy

One new drug, Adzenys, got FDA approval in January, and went on the market last week.

May 25, 2016 9 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Longer Commutes Are Hazardous To Your Health

Extended commutes in heavy traffic are tied to stress, less time to exercise, and more exposure to air pollution.

May 20, 2016 19 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.

May 20, 2016 Comment

A Walk Down Boston’s ‘Methadone Mile’

Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic is vividly seen on one of Boston’s most notorious thoroughfares.

May 17, 2016 2 Comments

Zika Debate In Congress

A $1.1 billion bipartisan compromise is likely to get Senate approval.

May 13, 2016 10 Comments

Oxfam: Poultry Plant Workers Unable To Take Bathroom Breaks

Inside production plants, employees are subject to inhumane working conditions, like not being able to use the bathroom upon request.

May 13, 2016 Comment

One Man's Bike Ride To Offset Type 2 Diabetes

After becoming an avid bike rider, Jaime Rangel was able to reverse his Type 2 diabetes.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.