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From panic disorders to social phobia, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the United States. What toll does anxiety ta
Air Date: August 17, 2018
We think of sports as part of a healthy lifestyle — a chance to move our muscles, work up a sweat, release endorphins. Often that’s t
Air Date: August 10, 2018
We travel to experience awe or learn something new — maybe even to get our worldview shaken up a bit. On this episode, The Pulse explor
Air Date: August 3, 2018
In science and medicine, we often fail to predict the outcomes of our experiments and actions. The result: unintended consequences. Somet
Air Date: July 27, 2018
For a long time disability meant one thing — limitations. Think about the word disabled: its literal meaning is broken, not functioning
Air Date: July 20, 2018
The Pulse explores how the environment shapes biology. Turns out that influence goes deep, down to the molecular level — to th
Air Date: July 13, 2018
As drug overdose deaths continue to soar, cities hit hard by the opioid crisis are considering a controversial new proposal: safe injecti
Air Date: July 6, 2018
Rebroadcast: Happy Birthday, America! From the very beginning, science has shaped this country. Many of the Founding Fathers — Madison,
Air Date: June 29, 2018
Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make us pack on the pounds — we sit at desks all day, grab fast food on the run, and
Air Date: June 22, 2018
The Atlantic hurricane season is here — that time of the year when tropical storms whip their way in from the sea, cutting paths of des
Air Date: June 15, 2018
We have dogs to thank for pacemakers. We probably should be a little grateful to mice for the development of chemotherapy. Cows helped us
Air Date: June 8, 2018
On this week’s show, we talk with people taking their health and wellness into their own hands — with varying results.
Air Date: June 1, 2018
A gun can change a moment, a life, a family, an entire neighborhood. Like a catalyst in a chemical reaction, guns have a unique ability t
Air Date: May 25, 2018
We like to romanticize farming – but the truth is that it’s tough, complicated, sometimes dangerous work. Technology has made som
Air Date: May 18, 2018
Giving birth. Giving support and feeling a fierce love. Being there. Being exhausted. It’s all part of being a mom. To mark Mother&
Air Date: May 11, 2018
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