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Suicide Rate For Rural Youth Double That For City Kids

April 6, 2015
SPENCER, IN - JULY 19: Storm clouds roll over a drought-stricken cornfield on July 19, 2012 near Spencer, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A new study finds that young people in rural areas are twice as likely to take their own lives than their urban counterparts.

The Navajo Nation Approves A Junk Food Tax

April 3, 2015
The Navajo Nation (Rachel Rohr)

The 2 percent tax is an effort to curb high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease on the nation’s largest Indian reservation.

Is There A Criminal Brain? And Can It Be Modified?

April 2, 2015
A 1920s image from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Diseases attempts to associate brain types with criminal behavior. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries via Wikimedia Commons)

A doctor at the forefront of this research shares his latest study, on preventing violence with nutritional supplements.

Reversible Abortions? Doctors Question Arizona Law

April 1, 2015

Arizona’s governor has signed a law requiring doctors who perform drug-induced abortions to tell women the procedure may be reversible.

GNC Agrees To New Testing Of Supplements

March 30, 2015
In this photo illustration, supplements purchased at Wal-Mart and Walgreens stores are shown on February 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. An investigation by the New York State attorney generals office into store-brand supplements being sold at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, GNC and Target found that many did not contain the herbs shown on their labels and some included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The country’s largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements has agreed to new quality control testing.

New CDC Anti-Smoking Ad Features E-Cig User

March 30, 2015
Kristy is the the latest subject in the CDC tabacco education campaign. (CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign Resource Page)

The CDC director says e-cigarettes are not proven smoking cessation products — and almost three quarters of e-cigarette smokers also use traditional cigarettes.

New Kidney Donation Guidelines Begin To Pay Off

March 30, 2015

Joanna Richards of WCPN catches up with 31-year-old Mike Brown, who recently got a kidney transplant.

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

March 30, 2015
Mac McClelland is author of "Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story." (Joey Shemuel)

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman’s horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn’t believe the diagnosis, at first.

Are We Winning The ‘War On Cancer’?

March 27, 2015
Doctor with a stethoscope (proimos/Flickr)

The number of Americans who will die from cancer each year is growing, but there is evidence we’re moving in the right direction.

5 Years In, How's It Going With The Affordable Care Act?

March 26, 2015
Jose Ramirez (left) and Mariana Silva speak with Yosmay Valdivia, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they discuss plans available from the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on December 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News shares the numbers and whether she thinks Obamacare will still be around in another five years.

Southern Indiana County Experiencing HIV Outbreak

March 26, 2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence makes a comment as Scott County Sheriff Don McClain listens during a meeting that Pence held with local officials in Scott County to discuss an HIV outbreak in the area, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Scottsburg, Ind. Pence is preparing to declare a public health emergency in the southern Indiana county where 72 cases of HIV have been confirmed. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Health officials say the outbreak stems from the use of shared needles to inject the narcotic pain reliever Opana.

Retired Detroit Firefighters Battle Cancer And Medicals Bills

March 24, 2015
Duane Kelley, left, on the job as a Detroit firefighter. Now he's retired and has stage IV stomach and liver cancer. (Courtesy Duane Kelley)

Retired firefighters who made it through decades of running into burning buildings and the city’s bankruptcy are now facing the burden of medical bills.

Angelina Jolie Goes Public With Second Preventive Cancer Surgery

March 24, 2015
In her second Op Ed in the New York Times, Jolie discusses her choice to to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in a cancer preventative surgery. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie publicly announced she has elected surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. We discuss the risks and benefits of such surgeries with an expert.

Interweaving Family History With Healthy Soul Food

March 23, 2015
Alice (left) and her daughter Caroline (right) wove their new healthy soul food recipe and family histories into the book 'Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family.' (Penny De Los Santos)

The mother-daughter team of Alice and Caroline Randall write a memoir-cookbook that dives into the often fraught relationship black women have with the kitchen.

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Retires At Age Of 24

March 17, 2015
24 year old Chris Borland (#50) of the San Francisco 49ers announced his retirement from the sport, citing his fears of traumatic brain injury. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Citing the fear of traumatic brain injuries, Chris Borland announced his retirement after one season with the NFL.

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