Health

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.

Getting Outdoors This Fall

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

If you're looking to get outdoors this fall, there are endless opportunities to paddle, hike, bike or stay in the city and explore a new neighborhood. Join us for tips on ways you can connect with nature or a new neighborhood.

The Greek Yogurt Craze

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

We explore what's behind the Greek yogurt craze and how it's affecting the yogurt products in your supermarket.

Mollie Katzen: "The Heart Of The Plate"

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

The author of the legendary "Moosewood Cookbook" joins Kojo to talk about vegetarian eating, changing tastes and her new cookbook that eschews the tradition of a central entree.

Hunger In The U.S.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

Think Before You Ink: DC's Proposed 24-Hour Tattoo Wait Period

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health proposed new regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos. We explore the myriad proposed changes to tattoo and piercing regulations.

NIH Director Francis Collins

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Kojo in the studio.

Ancient Grains And Wild Greens

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 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 Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.