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.
New episode every Friday at 9 a.m.
Since the 1980s, asthma has been increasing across all ages and ethnic groups in the U.S. But it’s a bigger problem among Native Americans.
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When online creators get hateful comments — who can help?
2 weeks agoListen 8:06
After a long history of erasure, communities of color are reclaiming psychedelic traditions to heal from trauma.
3 weeks agoListen 11:54
Two friends dropping acid on an annual camping trip, what could possibly go wrong?
3 weeks agoListen 7:18
How five near-death experiences drove David Fajgenbaum to live his life to the fullest, and discover a novel treatment for Castleman's disease.
4 weeks agoListen 18:16
Sometimes, it means better conferences, as collaboration and access improve.
4 weeks agoListen 08:09
When English ivy vines threatened her family’s "private park," a homeowner enlisted some hungry, four-legged assistants.
1 month agoListen 03:55
The balsam wooly adelgid has devastated Appalachia’s native Fraser firs. On a North Carolina farm, their domesticated cousins grow with TLC.
1 month agoListen 06:41
Dentistry can be a lucrative career, but some say rising tuition costs mean massive loans to pay off in a changing market for care.
2 months agoListen 11:14
The company aims to disrupt by straightening teeth with cheaper mail-order aligners. Professional dental groups say it cuts corners, endangers patients.
2 months agoListen 11:04
The issue has divided nurses, confounded voters, and prompted a multimillion-dollar backlash by the hospital industry. Even research on the impact of ratio laws has been split
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School nurses now have to add shooter drills and concussion protocols to the day-to-day responsibilities that come with tending to the health needs of students.
2 months agoListen 05:32
Growing up, my friends and I took for granted that we would always see each other the night before the holiday. Until we couldn’t.
2 months agoListen 06:45
Cranberry farmers in the Pine Barrens must strike a balance between productive farming and protecting a beloved ecosystem.
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