Lauren Silverman

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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

Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.


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.


Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

In a state where 185 of 254 counties have no psychiatrist, how do you get students to want to become one — and then go to work in underserved areas? A loan repayment program may not be enough.


Proposed Muslim Cemetery Rattles North Texas Town

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A plan for a cemetery in Farmersville, north of Dallas, sparked a debate among residents. The mayor of the mostly white community says it will likely be approved, but some are pushing for a no vote.


Protesters Demand Police Officer Be Fired Over Pool Party Incident

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Protesters called for the officer to be fired as they marched through McKinney, Texas. They were angry that the officer pulled a gun and pushed a teenage girl to the ground at a pool party on Friday.


Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?


New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Little Girl

Monday, June 01, 2015

Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.


Dixie's Tupperware Party Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware Party

Monday, May 04, 2015

A Tupperware party in Fort Worth, Texas, drew quite a crowd the other day: 250 people. This wasn't your average Tupperware party — it was part improv, part satire and part drag show.


Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. This story first aired March 30 on Morning Edition.


Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.


New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Monday, February 23, 2015

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.


High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

Monday, January 26, 2015

Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?


Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Monday, December 01, 2014

Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.


In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.


Art And Death Are Two Things At Once In 'How To Be Both'

Saturday, November 29, 2014

It's hard to say where Ali Smith's new novel begins and ends; it depends on which copy you hold in your hands. She tells NPR's Scott Simon why she made two versions of How to be Both.


Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.


The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?