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Addressing Veteran Suicides In Song And Prose


Dan Johnson is a Texas singer and songwriter who's launched a non-profit called Operation Hemingway to educate the public, and especially veterans, about the warning signs of suicide.

China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?


There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince A Loved One To Give Up Their Guns?


It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.

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How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.


What Do You Wish You Knew About How To Eat Well?

Nutrition advice can be confusing. What trips you up? What are your burning questions about what to eat to stay healthy? What roadblocks keep you from doing it? Share your story with NPR.

Health | News | local

Oregon Issues New Opioid Guidelines For Patients With Short-Term Pain

The Oregon Health Authority recently announced new guidelines for prescribing opioids to patients who have short-term acute pain, such as a sprained ankle or after having a tooth removed.

Health | Nation

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

According to the AAP, research shows that spanking is harmful to child development, in the long run. The AAP also says to avoid non-physical punishment that is humiliating, scary or threatening.


Can A Woman's Rising Social Status Bring Down Rates Of Domestic Violence?

Two new studies offer unexpected insights — and solutions — into the problem of spousal abuse.

Health | Election | News | Nation

After NRA Mocks Doctors, Physicians Reply: 'This Is Our Lane'

"We are not anti-gun: we are anti-bullet holes in our patients," wrote one physician in response to the NRA. Another posted a photo of his own scrubs, bloody from trying to save a gunshot victim.

Politics | Health | Nation | News | World

Deaths From Gun Violence: How The US Compares With The Rest Of The World

A new report says the U.S. has the 28th highest rate in the world: 4.43 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2017. By contrast, Bangladesh saw 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people.


Forum: The Health And Economic Concerns Of Rural Americans

Join us for a live discussion of major issues facing rural America, based on a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Health | Science

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results

After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.

Health | Science

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

New research highlights the link between childhood trauma and mental illness and addiction in adulthood, leading some researchers to call it an issue as pressing as any infectious disease.

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