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A Metronome Can Help Set The CPR Beat

Good CPR requires 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute. If you go too fast or too slow it's not as effective. Researchers say using a metronome helps medical providers maintain the right pace.

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Is The Resilience Of Millennials Underrated?

It's not uncommon to hear claims that young people these days have higher rates of mental health issues than in the past. But the data don't back that up. So how come millennials get a bad rap?

Who's Responsible for Your Uber Driver's Health Coverage?

The temps, contractors and freelancers who work in the gig economy don't typically receive health insurance through the companies that make use of their services. But some firms are looking to help.

How They Spent Their Global Summer Vacation

Students of global health are just back from summer trips around the world, learning about mental health, latrine shortages and mosquitoes. They share their experiences — and their tweets of advice.

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Scottish Nurse Who Recovered From Ebola Is Back In Isolation

Pauline Cafferkey, who caught the virus last winter in Sierra Leone, was taken to the hospital with an "unusual late complication" from her previous infection. That's a surprise — and a concern.

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Washington, D.C., Council Proposal Sets New Standard On Paid Family Leave

Critics say the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations not to offer any paid leave for new parents, but now the Washington, D.C., Council is considering a bill that would grant workers in the nation's capital 16 weeks of paid leave — more than anywhere else in the U.S.

Doctors Without Borders Are Now Doctors In Anguish

Jason Cone, executive director of the aid group, talks about the impact of the bombing on his staff — and on the people of Afghanistan.

To Die At Home, It Helps To Have Someone Who Can Take Time Off Work

A lot of things can affect whether a person can die at home as wished rather than in a hospital. One is whether a relative is able to take more than a few days off work to care for them.

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Why Most People Don't Shop Around For Medical Procedures

We shop around when we get a plane ticket or buy a couch. But we spend thousands of dollars on health care without comparing prices. What happens when you pay patients to choose the cheaper option?

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TPP Negotiators Reached Agreement With Sticky Compromise On Biologics Drugs

A big sticking point in the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership involved biologics medicines and vaccines created from living organisms. The dispute centered on patent protection: how many years drug companies should have before facing competition from generics. The negotiators ended up with a complicated compromise that gives drug makers five to eight years of protection. But nobody is really happy with the outcome.

Heidi Williams Crowned ‘Genius’ For Work On Invisible Incentives For Medical Cures

October 12, 2015
Heidi Williams, in her classroom at M.I.T.

Heidi Williams is an MIT economist who looks at invisible incentives built into our economy — and a newly certified MacArthur genius.

A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease?

October 12, 2015
A deer tick under a microscope at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I.  (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the country for Lyme Disease. Now, researchers are developing a new treatment that could prevent it altogether.

Helping Others Out On The Edges

October 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Baker To Offer Opioid Abuse Legislation

October 11, 2015

A task force appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker said addiction should be considered a chronic medical condition and that barriers to treatment should be removed.

Electricity Treatment Offers Hope To Brain Cancer Patients

October 9, 2015

For the first time in more than a decade, there’s a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.

Health Care Coordinators Work To Keep Patients Out Of The Hospital

October 9, 2015
Registered Nurse Sally Clarke (left) discovered Elizabeth Newman was taking one too many pills after her heart attack. (WCPN)

Sara Jane Tribble of WCPN reports on the benefits of care coordination and the challenges in finding money to pay for it.

Dealing With Alcoholism In The Family

October 8, 2015
Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy visits FOX News' "America's Newsroom" at FOX Studios on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, has broken what he calls a “conspiracy of silence.” It’s not an uncommon story.

‘I Need Help': The Courage Of CC Sabathia

October 8, 2015
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia adjusts his cap after allowing a run and walking two batters in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Kathy Willens/ AP)

May serenity, strength and wisdom follow from those three brave words.

Nobel Highlights Key Role Of DNA Repair

October 7, 2015
Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, left explains why the laureates were awarded as Goran K. Hansson (center) and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly sit during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair." (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)

The winners of the prize in chemistry have helped researchers develop cancer drugs that stop cancer cells from repairing their DNA.

The U.S. 'Mistake' That Ruined An Afghan Hospital

October 7, 2015
The Doctors Without Borders trauma center is seen in flames, after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Doctors Without Borders announced that the death toll from the bombing of the group's Kunduz hospital compound has risen to at least 16, including 3 children and that tens are missing after the explosions that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.  (AP)

The U.S. airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan faces tough questions from Congress. We’re looking for what really happened.

No Such Thing As A 'Healthy Glow': The Case Against Letting Kids Use Tanning Beds

October 7, 2015
A 17-year-old -- who has been using tanning beds since she was 14 -- prepares a tanning bed for a session, Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Tallahassee, Fla.  The Massachusetts House is now considering a bill to ban tanning bed use by minors. (Phil Coale/AP)

Eleven states ban minors from using tanning beds. A dermatologist too familiar with diagnosing skin cancer says that Massachusetts should join them.

What Makes Us Happy, And How Happiness Makes Us Healthy

October 6, 2015
An unidentified Iranian woman practices in an outdoor session of a Laughter Yoga class (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Happiness expert Dr. Nancy Etcoff joins us to talk about how we can become happier — and how happiness makes us healthier.

CDC: More Hospitals Are Helping Mothers Breastfeed

October 6, 2015
UNITED STATEIn this photograph from the 1960s, newborn babies are pictured cribs in hospital nursery. The advent of formula led to a decline in the number of breastfeeding mothers, but the CDC finds that hospitals have played an enormous role in bringing back breastfeeding. (H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)S - CIRCA 1960s: Newborn baby cribs in hospital nursery. (H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

In a new report, the CDC examines the roles hospitals have played in increasing the number of women who breastfeed since it declined decades ago.

American Opioid Addiction Keeps Growing

October 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Dramatically Cheaper IUDs Are Coming To Boston Clinics

October 5, 2015
The new Liletta intra-uterine device (Courtesy of Medicines360)

When was the last time something in American health care got cheaper?

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Parasite Treatments

October 5, 2015
Urban Lendahl (right), Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, addresses a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 5, 2015 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China's Youyou Tu (their portraits are displayed on the screen in background) are the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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