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Mary Harris

Senior Producer, News

Mary Harris is the Senior Producer for Health reporting at WNYC. Before joining the newsroom, Mary helped launch WNYC's midday talk show, The Takeaway. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade working for ABC News, where she traveled to Kuwait, India, and China to tell stories for that network. Her first and favorite beat was health and healthcare. Find her on twitter @marysdesk.

Mary Harris appears in the following:

What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Researchers are looking into whether in utero chemical exposure may be linked to breast cancers in women like Jenny Singleton.

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Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.

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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.

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For One Child, a Miracle Cancer Drug Is Hard to Come By

Monday, February 09, 2015

Kathy Liu thought she’d found a drug that could cure her 10-year-old son. There was only one problem: she couldn’t get it.

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The So-Called "Ebola Doctor" and the Media

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dr Craig Spencer set off a media firestorm when he was admitted to an NYC hospital for a slight fever. He speaks about being at the center of the mass Ebola panic that swept the country.
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As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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"Ebola Doctor" Craig Spencer in a Media Maelstrom

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dr. Craig Spencer ignited a media firestorm when he checked into an NYC hospital for a slight fever, which turned out to be Ebola. 

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Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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NYC Fire Department Doctor Spends Christmas Fighting Ebola

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dr. Dario Gonzalez is using emergency medical skills from the FDNY on the ground in Liberia.

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Report: Taxi Medallion Prices Drop 17%

Friday, November 28, 2014

Apps like Uber may be changing the economics of being a driver-for-hire.

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The Costs Behind Obamacare's Curtain

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has given rise to some surprising cost increases beyond premiums and deductibles.

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Cobble Hill Keeps (Part of) a Hospital

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

After months of secrecy, the State University of New York unveiled how five developers hope to transform Long Island College Hospital in the coming years.

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NYC's Water Tanks Filled With Bacteria?

Monday, January 27, 2014

New York City often brags about having the best tap water in the country, but an investigation by The New York Times reveals that some of the city's wooden rooftop water tanks tested positive for E. Coli and other bacteria.

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Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

Thursday, January 02, 2014

About 40 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, but just 8 percent actually achieve them. Samantha Henig, digital editor for the New York Times Magazine, has been interviewing a family with an outstanding New Year's resolution track record. Robin Marantz Henig, a freelance science writer for our partner The New York Times, has been looking into the science of new year’s resolutions with the NYU Motivation Lab.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Insured

Monday, December 16, 2013

Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.

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Chemical at Goodyear Plant Linked to Cancer in 50 Workers

Monday, December 16, 2013

The substance was made by DuPont and there is new evidence that the company knew ortho-toluidine caused cancer in animals since the 50s.

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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Lost, Then Found

Friday, October 18, 2013

While PJ and Brooke wait for the genetic test results to come in, WNYC reporter Mary Harris brings us a cautionary tale about a family of sorts, reunited by a gene data bank.

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Affordable Care Act Glitches: Are the Exchanges Open?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

In New York and New Jersey, those hoping to log on and learn about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act may be finding that to be a challenge.

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One Neuroscientist Rethinks Addiction

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The waiting area of the Brooklyn Family Courthouse isn’t where you’d expect to find a Columbia University neuroscientist. But Carl Hart isn’t your average professor.

+ Carl Hart talks to Brian Lehrer

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