Send in the ( Hospital ) Clowns!

For the first time in 35 years, the Big Apple Circus will not be performing at Lincoln Center for the holidays. The circus canceled its upcoming season in July and filed for bankruptcy three weeks ago. Since then, the circus has said it wants to keep its Clown Care program going. The outreach program has clowns dress up as doctors to do rounds in pediatric wards of hospitals. Now, the Clown Doctor community is trying to figure out what’s next. Tom Piccolo reports.

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Doctors Report Uptick in IUDs Post-Election

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act throughout his campaign. That pledge would particularly affect women who rely on Obamacare for access to affordable birth control. Since the election, doctors have reported a significant uptick in the number of women seeking long-term forms of contraception, particularly the intrauterine device, or IUD. Rebecca Scott reports.

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Ketamine: A Breakthrough in Depression Research?

Researchers are lining up behind an experimental drug treatment that reduces symptoms of depression within hours. Ketamine—an anesthetic also used as a party drug— has led to many new depression treatment clinics across the U.S. over the past five years. Researchers and doctors are calling it the biggest breakthrough in depression research in 30 years. Taylor Wizner reports.

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