Dr. Martin Couney created and ran incubator-baby exhibits on the island from 1903 to the early 1940s, and though he died in relative obscurity, he was one of the great champions of this lifesaving technology and is credited with saving the lives of thousands of the country’s premature babies. Continue reading
A new report by ProPublica sheds light on the importance of choosing the right surgeon, especially when it comes to elective surgery. The non-profit news organization analyzed the complication rates of 17,000 surgeons nationwide and released its findings to the public. Olga Pierce of ProPublica joins Hari Sreenivasan for more detail. Continue reading
As a national average, culled from 315 different testing sites, Independence Day fireworks introduce 42 percent more pollutants into the air than are found on a normal day. Continue reading
It all came about after a flurry of late-night emails made our phones buzz on our nightstands. Our wives, partners, pets and children woke up, cranky. We determined, it was time to address the “life” part of our work-life balance. So that became the subject of our newest theme week. Continue reading
Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them – but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010. Continue reading
In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You’ll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations about love and relationships.
Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio — extremely popular brands in their home states — took all their products off shelves this week. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four states, including three deaths. There are no known illnesses linked to the Jeni’s recall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading
Here are 5 things that advocates from the “Conversation Project” say you should know about starting a conversation about end-of-life care with your loved ones. Continue reading