Health

Ancient Grains And Wild Greens (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

The Science and Psychology of Personal Fitness

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Research shows that fitness must be more than an annual resolution soon forgotten. We explore the hot fitness trends in the region and examine what types of exercise work best.

You, Your Doctor And A Computer: How Technology Impacts Personal Health Care

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

As medical practices and health systems adopt new information technologies, the doctor-patient relationship is beginning to change. Kojo talks with a panel of doctors about the ways technology is impacting personal health care.

A Closer Look At Mental Health Services

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

In the wake of a violent episode in which Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was reportedly stabbed by his son, who then fatally shot himself, we look at how mental health services currently do and should work.

Inside The Local Running And Racing Boom

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

As runners lace up for the next Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Run, we explore the growing popularity of running in our area and the tensions between serious and casual racers.

Open Season For Federal Health Plans

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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We explore what’s new during the federal government's "open season" for health care coverage and find out how consumers can save money.

Wounded Veterans And Adaptive Sports

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1969, Kirk Bauer lost his leg in a grenade explosion in Vietnam. In 2012, Travis Mills lost portions of four limbs from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. They join Kojo to talk about adaptive sports and the challenging path of recovery facing today's wounded veterans.

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

Improving Electronic Health Records

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the challenges that electronic health records systems present to doctors, patients and to technologists building systems that must maintain privacy, yet meet the needs of both medical professionals and patients.

Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac, but there are new concerns about contaminants in the river. Kojo examines the challenges facing the source of our drinking water.

Aging And HIV: An Evolving Public Health Crisis

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
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According to some measures, more than half of the people living with HIV in the United States will soon be older than 50. Kojo explores the public health challenges presented by the "graying" generation of HIV patients.

HealthCare.gov: What Went Wrong

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Kojo explores the challenges behind launching government web sites like HealthCare.gov, and finds out what kind of impact the botched health care rollout could have on future IT projects.

Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:42 p.m.

Advocates for Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease.

After A Cancer Diagnosis: Palliative Care And The Evolution Of The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

New advances in chemotherapy and personalized medicine have revolutionized cancer treatment. But they also raise difficult questions for patients, doctors and health systems.

Washington Region Prepares For Health Care Exchange Rollout

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.
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Health care experts from around the region explain the local impact of the health care rollout.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.