Health

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.

Medical Marijuana In The District

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

New and Old Research on Vitamin Supplements

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A growing body of research shows that for most people with a normal diet, taking vitamins may do nothing at all -- and overdoing it can even be harmful. We explore the risks and benefits of taking your vitamins.

Regulating Abortion Clinics

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia's busiest abortion clinic closed its doors last week, unable to meet strict new rules imposed by the state. We explore how Virginia and Maryland -- where doctors, not legislators, wrote the new rules -- are handling the latest legislative skirmishes in the abortion battle.

The Quantified Self Movement

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the "quantified self," a movement to harness personal data to increase healthy living.

Pushing Back The Health Care Mandate

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Last week the Obama administration announced a delay in the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. We explore which other provisions of the law are affected, and what it means for consumers.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland Secretary Of Health And Mental Hygiene

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, is in studio. We talk about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other health issues the Old Line State is taking on.

Reactive To Predictive: Tracking Global Epidemics

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how far the scientific community has come in developing new technology and surveillance programs for tracking, predicting and preventing global disease outbreaks.

U.K. Secretary Of State For Health Jeremy Hunt

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt about efforts to digitize Britain's health system and why countries around the world are watching the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the United States.

How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

Health Care In Transition: Fee For Service Vs. Pay For Performance

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Health innovators are experimenting with "pay for performance" models that focus on preventive care, coordination between doctors and ways to lower readmission rates. We explore how hospital systems and providers are adapting to the changing health care environment.

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