Health

Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

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

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Hundreds of Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to raise awareness about hunger in the affluent county, but some people who struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive.

Alice Waters And Cathal Armstrong: Kids And Food

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Two stars of the organic food movement dish with Kojo about how to get kids to eat healthy.

Combatting Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Obese and overweight kids are more likely to have health, emotional and behavioral problems. But because of our cultural sensitivities and the emotions caught up in the issue, helping a child lose weight can be an overwhelming challenge.

Wellness And The Workplace

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A healthier lifestyle is a New Year’s resolution for many, and employers are increasingly partners in that goal. We explore how workplaces are supporting wellness, including alternative therapies.

Liberating (And Protecting) Health Data

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday talks with Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

On The Fast Track: The FDA And Drug Approvals

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:23 p.m.
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We explore the new push at the Food and Drug Administration to fast-track some medications, and find out how scientists and safety experts are weighing the risks and benefits.

The Local Impact Of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
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A shift in the federal HIV/AIDS strategy means a dozen large cities, including Washington, D.C., will receive less money this year to help women and children living with the disease. As the government focuses on new epicenters of the disease, we examine the local safety net for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Headphones, Technology And Culture

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

Bugs Of Fall

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:28 p.m.

"Bug guy" Mike Raupp joins us to talk about mosquitoes, West Nile virus and the legions of stink bugs invading many homes.

Virginia's Board of Health Passes New Abortion Clinic Regulations

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

After months of debate, Virginia's State Board of Health voted 13-2 on Friday to impose strict new building standards on all 20 abortion clinics across the Commonwealth...

Whooping Cough, Swine Flu And Back-To-School Vaccines

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. is headed for the worst whooping cough outbreak in half a century. Maryland recently reported several cases of swine flu, and reports of West Nile virus are back. What you need to know to protect yourself.

Care Workers Around the World

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We look at the rapidly growing need for care workers in the U.S., and what it means for the families and societies left behind.

Respecting The Heat In High School Sports

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Growing concern over sports practices in extreme heat is changing the look of high school team workouts this summer and fall. Kojo explores new rules on when student athletes can wear full padding and when they need an ice bath to cool down.

Women's Health And The Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Starting Wednesday, insurance companies will be required to cover eight preventive care services for women as part of the Affordable Care Act.

The Evolution Of AIDS Activism

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Next week's International AIDS Conference in Washington is the first of its kind on American soil in more than 20 years. Find out what U.S. policies had to change to allow such a gathering.

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