Health

Reversal in Virginia

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

An anti-abortion measure in Virginia became fodder for late-night comedians and brought an unwelcome spotlight on Virginia. We look at implications for Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who backed away from the measure this week--perhaps with an eye to his future on a national stage.

Military Medical Malpractice

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

In a time when support for our troops and their families is one of the few issues with near universal support we take a look at legal cases that may curb their rights.

Pink Ribbons and Politics

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood has ignited a firestorm of debate. The Cure Foundation says new policy precludes it from funding organizations under investigation (Congress...

The Right to Breastfeed in Public

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

There are laws in 45 states affirming a woman's right to breastfeed a baby in public. Yet stories abound of being denied that right -- in retail stores, government buildings, and parks. We discuss the challenge of 'normalizing'...

Diets, Detox, and Nutrition: What Works, What Doesn't

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The weight loss industry is worth about $60 billion a year in the U.S. and trendy diets come and go. But do any of them work?

Disability and Global Development (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the new World Report on Disability and examines how disability issues are being integrated into broader approaches to international development.

Moving Health Care Into The Information Age

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.
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Kojo chats with Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology.

The Future of Placebos in Medical Care

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Even when people know they're taking a placebo it still makes them feel better. Kojo explores how the placebo effect could change the practice of medicine.

Health Care's Open Season

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
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Procrastinators Beware: Your time may be running out to save money -- or get more benefits -- by changing your health insurance plan...

Inside the District's Mental Health Department

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
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Kojo catches up with Stephen Baron, the director of D.C.'s Mental Health Department.

Rethinking the "Common Rule": The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Most scientific research involving human participants is subject to the "Common Rule." But many researchers complain the rules are hindering to their work...

Active Veteran Amputees

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Many Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans are able to be active soon after the loss of a limb, aiding in their physical and psychological recovery.

Over Nannied? Government's Reach and Our Everyday Lives

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

From Prohibition to seat belt laws and smoking bans, government has long been in the business of policing personal behavior through law. But cries against so-called 'nanny state' legislation have cropped up in small localities -- like San...

The Medicine Cabinet in Your Garden

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Gardens can be more than beautiful; they can also supplement your medicine cabinet. We explore medicinal plants, and how to reap the benefits they offer.

Teaching Bedside Manner

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Many patients today feel they don't get enough time with doctors and are left to manage their own care with little guidance. We look at how doctor training programs and patient advocacy groups are working to change that.

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