Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of Only Human. Her first and favorite beat was health, which she covered for ABC News, in nearly a decade of television producing. Before joining the newsroom, Mary helped launch WNYC's midday talk show, The Takeaway. Find her on Twitter
Mary Harris appears in the following:
Monday, October 17, 2016
An effort to ban the potent leaf known as kratom by adding it to a federal list of dangerous drugs has met stiff opposition from users and scientists who say it deserves a closer look.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
In a medical first, doctors in New York reported they helped a woman have a child with genetic material from three people.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Over the last week, Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton have both released medical letters from their doctors testifying to their fitness to serve.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Presidential candidates often leverage lax requirements to skirt important medical information.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
While a heated debate continues about North Carolina's "bathroom bill," a clinic in the state is helping transgender teenagers transition. It's the only gender clinic in the South for teens.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Earlier this year, North Carolina passed HB2, the "bathroom bill." But the state is also home to one of the few clinics for transgender kids in the South.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
When host Mary Harris volunteered her microbes for a study by the American Museum of Natural History, she got a sneak peek on the preliminary findings about the healthy microbiome.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Robert Hoge was born with severe defects; growing up, he had to get used to people calling him “ugly.” This week, Robert reflects on the lie we all tell ourselves: looks don’t matter.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
We go on an urban safari with a scientist to find out about the microbes around us.
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.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Are you fitter than a fifth grader? Saturday, July 23 at 5pm in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, join the team from Only Human for a playful throwback to the Presidential Fitness Challenge.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Kurt and Mary Harris, the host of Only Human, check out something called laughter yoga.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
How does laughter yoga make you feel? And can laughing improve your health?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Poet Max Ritvo has spent years living with terminal cancer, and says he’s at the end of his road. But there are as many laughs as there are tears.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
When Rose was growing up, she knew she was hearing the world differently. It took her years to figure out what was happening — until she met Professor Nina Kraus.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Marc Edwards uncovered lead in Flint’s water last year. But like others crusading for change, he discovered that convincing people to listen was harder than getting the science right.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
SuicideWatch, a forum on Reddit, is providing a safe place for anonymous users to post during their most difficult hours. One young man credits it with saving his life.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Three people tell Only Human what it’s like when life hands you a vacation from disease and then sends you home again.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
One hundred trillion bacteria living in our guts and on our skin make up the "microbiome" inside us, and are the focus of the new exhibit at the Natural History Museum.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
In part three of our mental health series we meet Rachel Star Withers, a fearless woman with schizophrenia who offers a rare snapshot of mental illness on YouTube.