Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

Young Doctors Were Put To The Test After Vegas Mass Shooting

Monday, October 09, 2017

Surgical fellows at the only Level 1 trauma center in Las Vegas got their medical board certification just three days before the mass shooting, and tested all their training that night.


Why Counting Injuries Is Difficult

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

It's hard to get an exact number of the people shot during the massacre in Las Vegas, especially because of the enormous number of victims.


Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

Monday, September 25, 2017

Researchers and physicians say a study suggesting a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage in a limited population is cause for more research, not a reason to change vaccination recommendations.


An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

Friday, September 22, 2017

Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.


Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?


Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey's Flooding

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Hurricane Harvey disrupted treatment for people addicted to opioids. Many need to get connected to a specialty clinic that can provide medication-assisted treatment.


In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

Monday, September 04, 2017

Environmental officials are inspecting toxic waste sites in southeast Texas that were flooded and potentially damaged last week.


Officials Concerned About Flood Waters Spreading Contamination In Texas

Monday, September 04, 2017

Thirteen so-called Superfund sites were flooded last week. NPR visited six of these old industrial sites, and talked to people who live nearby about the the possible contamination spreading.


Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers

Friday, September 01, 2017

As the medical and mental health needs of people affected by Harvey become apparent, Texas has made it easier for out-of-state health workers to come lend a hand.


In Houston, Floods Push Impoverished Residents Into Crisis

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Poor neighborhoods on the northeast side were hit hard by the storm. But residents say they received little help evacuating, and now they are struggling to get basics: food, water and information.


Harvey Hit Poor Neighborhoods In Northeast Houston The Hardest

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Poor neighborhoods on the northeast side of Houston were hit hard by the floods. But residents say they received little help evacuating, and now they are struggling to get basics like food, water and information.


'This Is Surreal': Houston Dialysis Center Struggles To Treat Patients

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

People with kidney failure typically need dialysis every other day to stay healthy. Delays in treatment can quickly become life-threatening.


Flooding Forces Thousands Of People From Their Houston-Area Homes

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Emergency evacuation orders have been issued for Houston due to massive flooding. That's left families scrambling to pack some belongings and figure out where they'll go.


Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.


Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

Monday, August 07, 2017

New research suggests that when puppies have more attentive, active mothers, they're more likely to fail guide-dog training.


Haiti's 'Bayakou': Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Haiti's capital city doesn't have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.


You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

Saturday, July 29, 2017

What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.


The Secret Car Horn Language Of Port-Au-Prince

Friday, July 14, 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.


More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.


Alzheimer's Starts To Steal The Joy Of Being A Grandfather

Saturday, June 17, 2017

When Greg O'Brien found out he'd be a grandfather, he was excited. He was also sad. His granddaughter, he knew, would never know the real him.