Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world’s foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.
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Telemedicine has revolutionized therapy driven by subscription-based apps, but therapists say they're paying the price.
3 days ago
What does this “breakthrough” actually mean and why some are calling it a ‘scam.’
1 month ago
Chagas disease can lead to heart failure and damage to the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Roughly 20-30% of those who contract Chagas may be at risk of dying from it.
1 month agoListen 9:55
Francine Wheeler’s son, Ben, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. For Francine, it was the moment that changed
2 months agoListen 17:36
Researchers find that pandemic grief is on par with violent-death grief — and what makes both so traumatic
2 months agoListen 14:28
When Don Arndt discovered he had a bobbit worm in his aquarium, he knew it needed to go — what followed was a saga worthy of legend.
2 months agoListen 16:34
How caffeine went from natural to synthetic and why we should maybe expect more of it in the future.
2 months agoListen 8:47
Stage fright can be treated with therapy, and even with a blood pressure medication, but there are tradeoffs.
3 months agoListen 13:37
The first generation of kids to receive intensive ABA has grown up — and many have criticized it as harmful and even abusive.
3 months agoListen 42:05
If less traffic makes roads more dangerous, what does that say about our roads?
3 months agoListen 13:51
Doing harm reduction work can feel like walking a tight line between helping and enabling.
4 months agoListen 11:48
For the first time, prosthetics manufacturers in the U.S. also own clinics that can recommend their products to patients.
5 months agoListen 12:06
When Chris Donges was diagnosed with heart failure in 2018, he was given two options: Wait for a heart transplant or implant a medical device onto his heart.
5 months agoListen 11:38