Lauren Silverman

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Doctor Launches Vision Quest To Help Astronauts' Eyeballs

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Scientists are learning that some astronauts' eyes change shape after time in space, leading to vision problems. But a sleep sack being developed might offer relief.


Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A quarter of doctors practicing in the U.S. went to medical school elsewhere. Many of these physicians practice in parts of this country that the government says need more primary care providers.


Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The agency has decided to leave kratom off its list of highly restricted drugs for now. The DEA is asking for public comment and help from the Food and Drug Administration in evaluating kratom.


Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on a plant that it says is involved in a number of deaths. Advocates say kratom can help treat opioid addiction, which is a far bigger hazard.


The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.


Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

Friday, July 29, 2016

Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.


Robot Used By Dallas Police To Kill Gunman Sparks Debate

Monday, July 11, 2016

There are a lot of questions about the robot police used to kill the gunman in Dallas in the early hours of Friday morning. There are questions about how it works, whether it's been used in this way before and whether it's ethical. NPR explains what it was and why it isn't a "killer robot."


Dallas Residents Process Deadly Shootings Of Police Officers

Friday, July 08, 2016

Dallas residents and community leaders react to the shootings of police officers during a rally and vigil Thursday evening.


Top Medical Journals Give Women Researchers Short Shrift

Monday, May 09, 2016

Women scientists get first-author credit on medical studies much less often than their male coauthors. That has career implications and could even be skewing the study of women's health.


Pastoral Medicine Credentials Raise Questions In Texas

Monday, April 25, 2016

They're called doctors of pastoral medicine and tout certificates to prove it. But they don't have real medical degrees, and critics worry that patients don't understand what those titles really mean.


In Texas, Uneven Expansion Of Obamacare Sows Frustration

Monday, February 29, 2016

Despite the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Texas still has 6 million uninsured people, low Medicaid reimbursement rates and narrow choices of doctors and hospitals for many who are insured.


Can Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? Swim The Pacific To Find Out

Monday, February 01, 2016

Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.


Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.


Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

Monday, January 04, 2016

Service dogs help veterans with physical disabilities, and there's increased interest in using dogs for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, too. A study is underway to see whether that helps.


After A Wild Weekend, More Severe Weather Hits Parts Of U.S.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas-weekend tornadoes in Texas and Florida, deadly flooding in Missouri and heavy snow in the Great Lakes — a wild weekend of weather in the Southwest has spread north and east.


A 'Breastaurant' That Turns The Tables

Sunday, December 20, 2015

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Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.


There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oviea Akpotaire and Jeffrey Okonye put in long days working with patients at the veterans' hospital in south Dallas as fourth-year medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern.

They're in a class of 237 people and they're two of only five black men in their class.

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Redesigning the South: Quilts vs. Rebels

Thursday, September 17, 2015

As they design a new icon to represent the South, the firm 70kft takes inspiration from two wildly different Southern traditions: the rebel and the quilt.    


Live-In Laboratory May Help Older Adults Live Independently Longer

Monday, September 14, 2015

Instead of having to go to the doctors, how about a physical, every day, without having to do anything at all? We visit a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth, Texas, designed for senior citizens.