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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution Judith Graham For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say. But her well-meant advice didn’t work most of the time. What p...
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Too High To Drive: States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

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Too High To Drive: States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use. In response, state govern...
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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising

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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The scene is shadowy, and the background music foreboding. On the TV screen, a stream of beleaguered humans stand in an unending line. “If you’re waiting patiently for a liver transplant, it could cost you your life,&rdq...
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Women Applaud Michelle Obama’s Decision To Share Her Trauma Of Miscarriage

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Women Applaud Michelle Obama’s Decision To Share Her Trauma Of Miscarriage Emmarie Huetteman Miscarriage is “lonely, painful, and demoralizing,” Michelle Obama writes in her new memoirs. Yet, by some estimates, it ends as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies before the 20-week mark. The former first lady’s disclosure that she and form...
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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety

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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety April Dembosky, KQED When she was in her early 20s, Nicole Veum says, she made a lot of mistakes. “I was really sad and I didn’t want to feel my feelings,” she said. “I turned to the most natural way I could find to cover that all up and I started...
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