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By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with primary care physicians. A new study suggests those doctors may not be the best to treat…
By PBS NewsHour
After a recent report on how stress may be causing asthma among some kids, we share good news about one homeless Detroit family we profiled in partnership with The Detroit News.
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma has grown dramatically, with high-crime cities being hit especially hard. In a joint report with The Detroit News, special correspondent Indira Lakshmanan examines emerging research that indicates stress, abuse and violence may play…
By Karen Bouffard, The Detroit News
In a study done exclusively for The Detroit News and PBS NewsHour, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found about 2 of every 3 children in Detroit face “adverse childhood experiences,” such as household substance abuse,…
By Nsikan Akpan
Emerging research into epigenetics may rewrite the fates of those dealing with diseases like asthma, schizophrenia and obesity.
Since 2012, an innovative project in Louisville, Kentucky, has been collecting data on hundreds of the city's asthmatics by attaching GPS trackers to their inhalers to help residents better manage their asthma, monitor air pollution and shape future public health…
By Sarah Sheffer
Mothers-to-be can add one more thing to their list of worries. Scientists now say that exposure to the common cold during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of asthma or allergies in children.
Anthony Shadid Remembered for 'Great Brilliance About War Reporting'…
Betty Ann Bowser takes an in-depth look at two families attempting to cope with the H1N1 flu.
An excerpt from a PBS special on one family's struggle to obtain affordable health care.
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