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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Intense competitiveness — and the flip side of the coin, fear of failure — is part of the culture at medical school.
2 weeks agoListen 10:45
Money, transportation and stigma make getting treatment hard — but what if help came to women who need it?
3 weeks agoListen 6:19
Women of color are less likely to get treatment for postpartum depression because they fear they'll be judged too quickly or harshly by child-welfare services.
3 weeks agoListen 7:49
A breastfeeding initiative that keeps newborns close is a blessing to some moms, a misery to others. But what’s best for baby, and what’s driving this?
3 weeks agoListen 13:57
After an OB-GYN heard of unexpected home births post-Hurricane Maria, she is teaching her patients calm and self-reliance, just in case.
3 weeks agoListen 9:16
Eating disorder supports are often expensive and not culturally inclusive. As a result, communities of color are building their own opportunities for healing.
4 weeks agoListen 05:00
Cut way back on red meat, say scientists, who came up with a controversial diet recommended for our health, and the planet’s.
4 weeks agoListen 08:32
Lawmakers consider expanding end-of-life options, but not for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
1 month agoListen 06:35
When flames started to burn down the hill toward his family ranch, Charlie Lovick saw his chance: He kept a cool head and took action.
2 months agoListen 04:01