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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After more than 15 years of multiple sclerosis, a patient travels to Mexico for a risky, experimental treatment called HSCT, against her doctor's advice.
3 weeks agoListen 49:46
WHYY & The Pulse hosted a conversation about the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois' ground-breaking book,"The Philadelphia Negro" and the path towards more equitable cities.
4 weeks ago
From the 1960s to the late ’80s, countless people got operations in the hope that could improve recidivism. But did it?
1 month 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 months 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 months 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 months agoListen 08:53
Employers typically resisted alternatives for workers with disabilities. But the pandemic turned the idea from special accommodation into everyday practice.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months agoListen 7:02
For those who have bariatric surgery, changes in appearance happen quickly, creating new social situations to navigate.
3 months ago
Is an equation most commonly used to predict kidney health unintentionally contributing to health disparities — and reinforcing racist thinking?
3 months agoListen 21:17