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Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk is a reporter for WNYC and Only Human. Her stories have appeared on NPR, the BBC, Marketplace, CBC, Reveal, On the Media, Studio 360 and more. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @aronczyk.

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

Yes, Simba, Chimps Laugh

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Is laughter really the best medicine? We go to a laughter yoga class, an improv workshop for doctors and nurses, and talk to brain scientists about why humans laugh in the first place.

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Take Two Laughs and Call Me in the Morning

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Doctors and nurses use gallows humor to get through the day. But when is laughter in medicine OK, and when does it cross the line?

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What's 'TMI' About Mental Illness

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Do millennials talk about mental illness differently than their parents?

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A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When Giselle decided to apply to medical school, people told her to hide the fact that she has struggled with anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt. She thinks it will help her be a better doctor.

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Part 2: Be the Doctor Your Mom Wanted You to Marry

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In part two of our mental health and generation gaps series we talk to Giselle, a doctor-in-training who wants her field to be more open about mental health.

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A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Jay is a musician who has been losing his hearing over the past several decades. Now he must decide whether participating in an experimental treatment is worth the potential risks. 

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Doctor Stories: The Patient I’ll Never Forget

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Doctors listen to stories from patients all the time. But they've got plenty of their own.

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In Our Words: Speaking While Autistic

Friday, February 26, 2016

People with autism tell us what it's like to communicate when you don't sound like everyone else.
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When Opera Meets Autism

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A neuropsychologist and opera singer teamed up to create a form of vocal training for people on the autism spectrum. What does it mean for the patients who have to change just to fit in?

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How to Stop an Outbreak

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease claimed 16 lives and left more than a hundred people sick in New York City. We go behind the scenes to find how the city stopped the deadly bacteria.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.

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Women, Drugs and Biosynthetic Creatures: My Favorite Talks from TEDMED

Monday, December 07, 2015

Only Human reporter Amanda Aronczyk headed out to the California desert and curated 4 of the best TEDMED talks just for you. 
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Listen Up! Day 5: Yes, And... !

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mastering the art of listening is also about mastering conversation. With help from the world of improv comedy, you'll learn how to take your listening skills to new heights. 

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Dreaming of a Deaf Utopia

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

As a kid, Marvin Miller dreamed of starting an all-sign language town — a place where deaf would be the norm. Then, ten years ago, he found the land to build it. 

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A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Jay is a musician who has been losing his hearing over the past several decades. Now he must decide whether participating in an experimental treatment is worth the potential risks. 

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Who Are You Calling 'Inspiring'?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At 24, Max Ritvo has a lot going for him. He's a gifted poet, comic, and new husband. But he's also a cancer patient whose prognosis isn't good.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.

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Keep the Baby, Get the Chemo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A young mom learns she has breast cancer. Then, while she's scheduling surgery and planning for chemo, she finds out something else: she's pregnant. 

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What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, October 02, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on.

American Icons: Native Son

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. 

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