Health

"Social Impact Bonds" Come to Washington

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Local governments around the country are experimenting with "Social Impact Bonds," a new fundraising tool that leverages private investment to solve public problems.

Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

Health Datapalooza: Self-Tracking for Good Health

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Broadcasting live from Health Datapalooza, Kojo explores how keeping track of your own fitness, symptoms and medications and sharing the data with your doctor can help improve your medical care.

Patient Choice and Privacy in the Digital Age

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The recent release of a massive trove of Medicare data is already being hailed by journalists and researchers. Along with several other transparency initiatives, the information could help patients better navigate their health care options.

Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, exploring how the release of Medicare and FDA data on hospitals, doctors and drugs could empower patients to make well-informed health care decisions.

MinuteClinic and Retail-Based Health Care

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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We explore how the spread of retail-based clinics is giving patients the convenience and pricing transparency they crave while adding new options to the health care menu.

Mesclun to Microgreens: A Salad Plate Revolution

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo explores the changing, trendy world of leafy greens, and finds out how new, nutrient-packed varieties of greens are changing both our plates and our palates.

A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside...

The Longevity Gap

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

Overprotected Kids

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

From ultrasafe playgrounds to helicopter parenting, today's kids may be missing out on the freedom, risks and failure that once helped them to navigate the world later as adults. A new article in The Atlantic explores what today's parenting trends mean for kids' development.

New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

The Changing Nature Of Workplace Benefits

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

We explore changes in workplace benefits like pensions and health care, as well as what health care reform means for those who are locked into a job for the benefits.

PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

Kojo looks at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects.

The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

Maryland's Troubled Health Care Exchange

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

After months of technical and other glitches with Maryland's health care exchange website, state health officials this week terminated their contract with the company that built the site, echoing a move in January by the federal government.

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