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A Harvard child psychiatrist lays out how adolescent development plays into teen activism, and why it's so healthy for both the teen and society -- as he witnessed himself in...
A nursing home in Dresden, Germany, takes dementia patients on guided trips to the region's Communist past as a form of therapy.
Those who get vaccinated are better protected against not only getting sick, but also deadly complications, says Dr. Jeffrey Klausner of UCLA.
"She had trusted me. And I'd turned her away." Dr. Audrey Provenzano joins us to talk about her essay, "Caring for Ms. L. -- Overcoming My Fear of Treating Opioid...
Medical marijuana is legal in the state, but it's still not allowed on school grounds. That's a problem for kids who rely on medications containing CBD and THC.
Doctor, researcher and now feature film-maker: A leading Boston expert on multiple sclerosis also wrote and directed the actor Martin Landau's final film.
The ADA Education and Reform Act, passed by House Republicans Thursday, would make it harder for people to sue businesses that do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Inducing labor at 39 weeks may help pregnant women avoid a C-section, a new study suggests, contradicting current wisdom and practice.
After the death of former U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, independent filmmaker Brett Rapkin started looking at depression among Olympic athletes. "There’s no doubt that Olympic athletes need more help," Rapkin...
A judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida talks with Here & Now's Robin Young in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
An increasing number of athletes are adding a new component to their workouts that simulates the oxygen deprivation of altitude, without leaving sea level.
It is the content of treatment that is likely to make a difference, writes Bachaar Arnaout, rather than the setting where it is delivered.
This flu season is starting to break records, and specialists advise patients to particularly watch out for serious changes in breathing, thinking and drinking.
A new study out of Rhode Island shows a dramatic reduction in overdose deaths among inmates who were offered medication to help combat their addictions.
A new report from the state Department of Health shows preliminary data that overdose deaths from opioids declined slightly from 2016 to 2017.
Scientists and transportation officials are beginning to recognize the damage road salt can have on the environment and, potentially, on human health.
The Trump budget's "solution" for dealing with America's hunger epidemic is especially perverse, writes Miles Howard.
For decades, Alzheimer’s researchers have pursued the idea that clearing out clumps of a protein called amyloid would delay or cure the brain disease.
And the study reveals that most children affected by it go undiagnosed.
Two black bears in Southern California have been released back into the wild after they were badly burned in last year's deadly Thomas Fire.