Robin Marantz Henig

Robin Marantz Henig appears in the following:

Your Adult Siblings May Hold The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our siblings are with us for longer than anyone else through our lives. Strong sibling relationships can cushion the blows of aging, while conflict cuts to the bone.


Despite Sweeping Aid-In-Dying Law, Few Will Have That Option

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

People with uncertain prognoses or dementia can't end their lives under California's new medical aid in dying law. Proponents say those limits reflect the uncertainties of death, and of politics.


Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Friday, August 28, 2015

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.


Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The HPV vaccine has failed to gain market share compared to other new vaccines, even though it's great at preventing cancer. Concerns about teen promiscuity and attempts to require it may be why.


'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death'

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Jennifer Glass was a newlywed when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. "I'm doing everything I can to extend my life," she says, while advocating for a right-to-die law in California.


If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.

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Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they're among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.


Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Friday, November 07, 2014

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.


Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

Sunday, November 02, 2014

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.


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 interviewi...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter Samantha Henig discuss what it means to be in your twenties today. In the summer of 2010, Robin Marantz Henig wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine called “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” that generated enormous reader response and started a conversation that included people in their 20s and baby boomers. Working with her daughter, she’s expanded the project into a book, Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?

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In Vitro Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Robin Marantz Henig, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution addresses the history and future of IVF treatments in light of the Nobel Prize for Medicine win yesterday.

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The End: The Line Between Life and Death During Organ Donation

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All this week we’re talking with our friends from Scientific American about endings: in nature, culture and science. For most of human history the clearest, most black and white ending in our lives was death. However, in recent decades, life support technology has made death a gray area, leading to right-to-life debates, as in the case of Terri Schiavo. But the question of when someone is dead becomes especially important when dealing with the process of organ donation.

We asked you, our listeners: If you are are an organ donor, what made you agree to it? If not, what's your reason against it? Let us know in the comments or call 877-8-MY-TAKE and we'll play the responses on the air.

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'Emerging Adulthood': You Know You're an Adult When...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We're looking at whether adulthood is arriving later in life, while adolescence gets longer. The New York Times Magazine looks at the issue this weekend. And we're asking: When did adulthood arrive for you? Complete this sentence: You know you're an adult when... Maybe it's graduating college? Moving out from your parents' house? Getting married? Let us know what it was for you.

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More Than Meets the Eye

Monday, July 30, 2007

Robots with artificial intelligence have been a science fiction staple for decades, but now some researchers might be close to making them a reality. New York Times contributing writer Robin Marantz Henig and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Rodney Brooks describe new machines that can make eye contact, read social ...

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