Health, Science, Environment

12:21am

Mon February 9, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How does modern medicine tackle dying?

On the February 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Tom Jennings, director of the Frontline documentary Being Mortal. The film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and how doctors struggle to talk honestly and openly with their terminally ill patients. How can the medical profession better help patients navigate the final chapters of their lives with dignity? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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4:46pm

Thu February 5, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

XL Love: a journalist looks at obesity and romance

Here in America, close to 70 percent of people are overweight. In her new book XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America’s Love Life, local journalist Sarah Varney looks beyond the numbers to explore how issues of weight can do everything from end marriages to over-sexualize girls as young as nine years old. Varney sat down with KALW's Hana Baba to talk about the the threat obesity poses to not just our health, but to our happiness.

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11:44am

Wed February 4, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maya Siskin-Lavine, 16, and her mother, Sharon Siskin, listen to a speaker at the Stop Harassing meeting on Sunday. About 60 to 70 Berkeley High students take part in the group.
Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Legislators Draft Bills to Curb Use of Psych Meds on Foster Kids // KQED

"Almost one in four teenagers living in foster care in California is prescribed some type of psychotropic medication, found an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News. And of those teens, 60 percent are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

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5:38pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Senior villages weave a safety net for older adults

Members of NEXT Village San Francisco hard at play.
Jen Chien

California leads the nation in its population of senior citizens. The ratio of working-age adults to those over 65 is projected to plunge in the next few decades. Meanwhile, the need for financial and social support for this growing number of older adults presents new challenges for our society and our economy. One of the most pressing issues facing seniors is isolation.

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10:05am

Tue February 3, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

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