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Saturday, October 16, 2021
How to Support Families with Kids in the Hospital During the Holidays

How to Support Families with Kids in the Hospital During the...

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There are the hospital visits you expect—a planned surgery, for example. And then there are the visits you don’t expect—such as when you have to rush your baby, who was born with a congenital heart defect, to the emergency room just days before Christmas. Carly McClure’s daughter, Joanna, spent last Christmas in the hospital. She’ll…
Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Disorder? Cops Who Required To Know Frequently Can’t Inform

Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Disorder? Cops Who Required...

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Officer Brian Cregg checks in with a man who says he is homeless and living in his car in Concord, N.H. In Concord, as in many parts of the Northeast, widespread use of meth is new, police say, and is changing how they approach interactions with people who seem to be delusional. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide…
This Is the Only Method to Get Rid Of Unclean Tissues

This Is the Only Method to Get Rid Of Unclean Tissues

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Photo: Getty Images The bad news is, I’ve been disposing of my son’s dirty, germy tissues wrong for the whole first half of his childhood. The good news is, some things are about to change around here. When my kid gets sick, he blows his nose. A lot. And this is what the end table…
The Vaping Disease Break Out: What We Understand Up Until Now

The Vaping Disease Break Out: What We Understand Up Until Now

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Public health agencies are investigating hundreds of cases of lung disease related to vaping and electronic cigarette use. Picture Alliance/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Picture Alliance/Getty Images Public health agencies are investigating hundreds of cases of lung disease related to vaping and electronic cigarette use. Picture Alliance/Getty Images An outbreak of severe lung disease…
What Moms And Dads Required to Learn About the Vaping Health Problem

What Moms And Dads Required to Learn About the Vaping Health...

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Photo: John Keeble (Getty Images) You’ve likely always suspected that vaping wasn’t the healthiest habit for anyone, let alone teenagers, to pick up. And now it seems we are collecting proof of that, as hundreds of people across the country are contracting a severe lung illness linked to vaping—and many of them are teens or…
Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC states [Updated]

Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5...

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Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping rose from 94 to 153—a jump of over 60%—in just five days, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Saturday,…
‘Thoughts Fixers’ Paperwork The ‘Troubled Search’ For Psychological Sickness Medicine

‘Thoughts Fixers’ Paperwork The ‘Troubled Search’ For Psychological Sickness Medicine

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TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The search for a biological understanding of mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and panic disorder, is the subject of the new book, "Mind Fixers," by my guest, Anne Harrington. She writes about the revolution in medications to treat mental illness and why it's…
Infections Might Raise The Threat Of Mental Disorder In Kid

Infections Might Raise The Threat Of Mental Disorder In Kid

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Childhood infections may increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence. Kathleen Finlay/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption toggle caption Kathleen Finlay/Getty Images/Image Source Childhood infections may increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence. Kathleen Finlay/Getty Images/Image Source Researchers have traced a connection between some infections and…
Avoid the Over-The-Counter Meds for Your Kids’ Colds

Avoid the Over-The-Counter Meds for Your Kids’ Colds

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For Thanksgiving this year, my entire extended family traveled to Disney World. Six adults and four kids trekking our way first across several states to get there, and then across four different parks over the span of a week. Disney World may be the happiest place on Earth, but this time of year (any time…
Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Health Problem From Salmonella

Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Health Problem From...

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Jennie-O is recalling 45 tons of raw turkey that may be tainted by salmonella. Hormel Foods Corporation/AP hide caption toggle caption Hormel Foods Corporation/AP Jennie-O Turkey is recalling over 91,000 pounds of ground turkey in connection to one illness from salmonella. The strain involved has been linked to a yearlong outbreak of 164 cases of…

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