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Urgent Care Services For Cancer Patients Offer A Gentler ER Alternative

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:42am

Some hospitals and oncology practices are setting up urgent care sites tailored to the needs of cancer patients, to help keep them out of the emergency room when complications or side effects arise.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Microscopic Cars Square Off In Big Race

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 5:13pm

This car race involved years of training, feats of engineering, high-profile sponsorships, competitors from around the world and a racetrack made of gold. And it's invisible to the naked eye.

(Image credit: CNRS)

Why Social Media Isn't Always Very Social

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

Studies show that people who spend more time on social media sites feel more socially isolated than those who don't. This might be because of a disconnect between our online lives and our real ones.

A New Generation Overthrows Gender

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00am

Parents, schools and elected officials are working to catch up and adapt to the needs of children and teens who don't fit into familiar gender categories.

(Image credit: Bert Johnson/KQED)

Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:59am

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

A Lazarus Patient And The Limits Of A Lifesaving Stroke Procedure

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:29am

About 800,000 people have strokes each year in the U.S. Most are caused by clots that block blood to the brain. In some cases, doctors can remove the clot using a device that looks like a fishing net.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kurt Hinrichs)

Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:28am

People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

(Image credit: John Holcroft/Ikon ImagesGetty Images)

Saturn: Cassini's Final Chapter

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:56am

After years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon begin its final act — a plunge into Saturn. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Dr. Carolyn Porco, head of the imaging team, about the mission's legacy.

Alaska Guessing Game Provides Climate Change Record

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 5:44am

Months behind the rest of the country, spring is advancing across Alaska. And a contest that has residents guess the date of river ice breakup is showing a trend toward earlier and earlier melt.

(Image credit: Dan Bross/KUAC)

Being A Guinea Pig For Science Can Be A Long, Slow Slog

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 4:00am

Brandie Jefferson volunteered for a clinical trial to see if intermittent fasting can help treat multiple sclerosis. Five months in, she realizes that this study won't answer that question.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brandie Jefferson)

Thousands Of Marchers Expected To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:15am

On the symbolic 100th day in office for President Trump, who has denied climate change, protesters are rallying in front of the White House to call for better environmental protections.

(Image credit: Windsor Johnston/NPR)

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