After a CDC report this month showed that teenagers are having sex before they receive any sex education, I’m looking into the national state of sex ed and how NYC compares. I’ll be reporting on the model at the East Harlem Teen Health Project, which is a community org aiming to address the needs of local teens and fill in where the NYC DOE leaves off.
HOST INTRO: The world has lost a literary giant. Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian novelist and journalist, died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Márquez is widely credited with pioneering the literary genre known as magical realism, which brings the fantastical and real together. Edith Grossman translated Marquez’s novel, “Love […]
HOST INTRO: Every year, a million Americans elect to spend the final days of their lives in hospice. Going into Hospice care is an acknowledgement that a disease is terminal, that further treatment would be futile and that a person is going to die. Now, Medicare is experimenting with a program that aims to improve […]
Last week, a Health and Human Services study reported one third of nursing home residents suffer a preventable injury from substandard care. But new research has shown that telemedicine can prevent nursing home mishaps like falls and medication errors, all while reducing hospital time and medical bills.
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Kate Cox. Mayor Bill de Blasio met with parent activists at City Hall this afternoon. The mayor got an earful from parents who blog about the need for universal pre-k and more after school programs. He said Albany needs a push from parents like them to move […]
Today, President Obama introduced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative to support young black men. Kate Cox interviewed Eddie Glaude, a professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton, to ask how a private-public partnership like this one could make change.
HOST INTRO: Last month, researchers at the Ohio State University released a study that showed a test you can take at home was effective in detecting early signs of dementia. Their findings peaked so much interest in the test that the university website briefly shut down. As Kate Cox reports, not everybody who studies dementia […]