Maria Godoy

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Wildfire smoke can be especially dangerous for kids. Here's how to protect them

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Children in particular face health risks from wildfire smoke. Short-term exposure can trigger coughing and asthma attacks, while repeated encounters may reduce lung function.


Staying safe in smoky air is particularly important for some people. Here's how

Friday, June 09, 2023

Much of the Northeast U.S. is blanketed in a murky haze of wildfire smoke. For most people breathing this air is unpleasant, for others it can be life-threatening. There are ways to reduce the risk.


How to cut back on junk food in your child's diet – and when not to worry

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Kids today live in an ultra-processed world: Nearly 70% of what they eat is packaged, processed and probably not great for them. Here are ways to cut back, without cooking every meal from scratch.


What we know about the health risks of ultra-processed foods

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Sure, they're tasty, but packaged snacks and meals can be packed with sugar, salt and a list of unpronounceable ingredients. So what are they doing to your health? Scientists are trying to find out.


Diversity in medicine can save lives. Here's why there aren't more doctors of color

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The U.S. desperately needs more Black and Hispanic doctors, research shows. But financial pressures and discrimination can keep young people from even applying to med school.


Having diverse doctors saves lives, but students of color face barriers to med school

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Research suggests that diversifying the ranks of physicians is critical for saving lives. A new study highlights barriers that keep determined students of color from actually making it to med school.


Medicaid renewals: Those who don't reenroll could get kicked off

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A federal rule that protected coverage for Medicaid recipients during the pandemic will expire on March 31. When it does, tens of millions of people will need to re-enroll or lose benefits.


Medicaid renewals are starting. Those who don't reenroll could get kicked off

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

With a pandemic-era rule expiring this month, people on Medicaid will have to re-qualify to keep their coverage. Language barriers, housing instability and computer literacy could stand in their way.


As many as 18 million Americans may soon lose coverage and not realize it

Monday, March 20, 2023

A federal rule that prevents states from dropping people from Medicaid rolls during the pandemic expires at the end of March.


Kid YouTube stars make sugary junk food look good — to millions of young viewers

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The platform banned food advertising, yet many videos viewed by millions of kids continue to showcase candy, soda and packaged snacks, likely affecting kids' food preferences, researchers say.


Junk food abounds on YouTube videos for kids

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Child influencers have huge followings on social media. A new study finds that their videos are frequently exposing their young viewers to junk foods like candy, salty snacks and sugary drinks.


Your kids are adorable germ vectors. Here's how often they get your household sick

Thursday, January 26, 2023

After months of COVID, flu and RSV infections, parents of little kids are kinda losing it. But the data shows kids have always brought home waves of respiratory illness.


If it feels like your kid has been sick for months — here's some scientific comfort

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

With COVID, RSV, the flu and other bugs circulating, the last few months have been an endless cycle of illness for many families with young kids. While miserable, it's also normal in the grand scheme.


Encore: What makes that song swing? At last, physicists unravel a jazz mystery

Monday, January 23, 2023

Jazz musicians and scholars have long debated the question: What exactly is this thing called swing? Now physicists say they've cracked the secret.


Encore: In Appalachia, sex educators suspend their work after threats

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A backlash against comprehensive approaches to sex education is taking root around the country. In Appalachia, one group of sex educators is halting its work after members were harassed.


What makes that song swing? At last, physicists unravel a jazz mystery

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

For nearly a century, jazz musicians have debated what gives songs that propulsive, groovy feel that makes you want to move with the music. The secret may lie in subtle nuances in a soloist's timing.


In Appalachia, one group of sex educators is harassed into pausing its work

Saturday, January 14, 2023

A backlash against comprehensive approaches to sex education is taking root across the U.S. In Appalachia, a group of sex educators is suspending public events for now after members were threatened.


Médicos y defensores denuncian un aumento de la desinformación sobre el aborto

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

La información falsa dirigida a la comunidad latina está creciendo. Gran parte de ella está diseñada para impulsar a los votantes o desalentar a las mujeres embarazadas a buscar atención medica.


Doctors and advocates tackle a spike of abortion misinformation – in Spanish

Thursday, November 03, 2022

False information targeting the Latino community is surging. Much of it is designed to galvanize voters or discourage pregnant women from seeking care.


¿Cómo ha afectado su vida la ley de aborto estatal? Comparta su historia

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Las leyes que restringen el aborto están afectando la vida de las personas en formas grandes y pequeñas. Si han tenido un impacto en su vida o en la vida de su familia, NPR quiere oir de usted.