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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From the 1960s to the late ’80s, countless people got operations in the hope that could improve recidivism. But did it?
4 days agoListen 18:53
Owner Mike Keane was at the bar the day the towers came down just two blocks away. He works to keep the memory alive.
2 weeks agoListen 06:42
From fireproofing to alarms to stairway width, building codes cost lives at the Twin Towers. But in the aftermath, not that much has changed.
2 weeks agoListen 13:42
Research has shown a link between exposure to racism and birth outcomes. The terror attacks offered a unique window on the effects of anti-Arab racism.
2 weeks agoListen 08:53
Employers typically resisted alternatives for workers with disabilities. But the pandemic turned the idea from special accommodation into everyday practice.
3 weeks agoListen 11:29
Today, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Black children ages 10 to 19. And that rate is rising faster for them than for any other racial or ethnic group.
1 month agoListen 16:48
The task, experts said, is figuring out how best to carry on, while still honoring the person who’s no longer with us
1 month agoListen 7:02
For those who have bariatric surgery, changes in appearance happen quickly, creating new social situations to navigate.
1 month ago
Is an equation most commonly used to predict kidney health unintentionally contributing to health disparities — and reinforcing racist thinking?
2 months agoListen 21:17
NASA's rovers are labs on wheels, doing work on Mars, while being directed by scientists and engineers here on earth. How do they repair rovers from millions of miles away?
3 months agoListen 8:30
If or when humans get to the red planet, one of the next big questions is: What will they eat there? Would it even be possible to have a healthy or tasty diet?
3 months agoListen 4:53