Health

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.

Calorie Police: Legislating How Much We Eat

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

From limiting sales of large sodas to requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus, lawmakers are trying to help Americans slim down and eat healthy. What it takes to modify behavior at the dinner table.

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Law

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Analysis of today's Supreme Court ruling, which largely upheld the Obama administration's signature health care law.

La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

State Health Care Systems: Bracing For A Supreme Court Decision

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As Maryland and Virginia await a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act--also known as Obamacare--they have taken different approaches to a looming 2014 deadline.

Pros And Cons Of Prostate Screening

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
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One in 1,000 men could be saved by prostate-specific antigen screening, but many more will undergo unnecessary--and often dangerous--treatments as a result. So says a task force that recently recommended doing away with routine prostate screening tests.

The Potomac: The Nation's Most Endangered River?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

We examine a recent report that lists the Potomac as the most endangered river in the United States.

Benefits for Same-Sex Couples: What's Next for Fed Employees?

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The ongoing legal fight over federal benefits for same sex couples...

Kids and Dental X-Rays

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Recent studies linking dental x-rays to brain tumors and cancers later in life have some parents panicked about their kids' checkups. We explore the risks of dental x-rays--and the possible consequences of avoiding them.

The Best Bets from Washington Consumers' Checkbook

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.

When you – or your pet – need medical attention, finding the right place for care can be overwhelming. With myriad hospitals and vet clinics to choose from, affordable quality care can vary widely. We get advice from Washington...

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