Health

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.

Tech Tuesday: Health Datapalooza

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

It's the fourth annual gathering of techies, open data believers and health policy wonks. Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Datapalooza in D.C. and explores new ways to harness government data to improve our health.

Unveiling Wide Gaps In Medical Care Costs

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Newly unveiled government data shows shocking discrepancies in the cost of medical services. Kojo finds out what's behind these fee differences and how the release of this data may impact the cost of care for consumers.

Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

'The Book Of Woe'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association released the first edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM. Before the publication of a newly revised fifth edition later this month, we talk with an author and practicing psychotherapist about the history and future of the manual.

A Frontline Fighter In Pediatric HIV

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with Johns Hopkins pediatric virologist Dr. Deborah Persaud about her career and the research that led to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected baby.

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