Mary Harris

Co-Host and Health Reporter

Mary Harris appears in the following:

A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Jay is a musician who has been losing his hearing over the past several decades. Now he must decide whether participating in an experimental treatment is worth the potential risks. 

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Who Are You Calling 'Inspiring'?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At 24, Max Ritvo has a lot going for him. He's a gifted poet, comic, and new husband. But he's also a cancer patient whose prognosis isn't good.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.

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Your Sanity or Your Kidneys

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jaime Lowe started taking lithium when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 17. But now the drug that has kept her sane for more than 20 years is also making her sick.

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WiFi, Cancer, and Paranoia

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.

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We're All 'Only Human'

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mary Harris, host and managing editor of WNYC's new podcast called Only Human, talks about the launch of the show which is about our bodies and our health.

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Keep the Baby, Get the Chemo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A young mom learns she has breast cancer. Then, while she's scheduling surgery and planning for chemo, she finds out something else: she's pregnant. 

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Occupational Hazards: How To Sit And Be Fit

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Our series, “Occupational Hazards,” is a playful, informative look at some of the rules of the office road. Today: staying healthy in the sedentary and stressful world of the office.


So You Wanna Host a Podcast, Part 1

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Here's what you do: First, get a job. Then, pitch a show. Finally, prepare to work overtime. 

So You Wanna Host a Podcast, Part 2

Friday, June 05, 2015

Here's what you do: First, get a microphone. Next, give up on your personal life. Finally, own it. 

The Dr. Oz Dilemma: Influence and Unorthodox Opinions

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz is under scrutiny by a group of doctors who are calling for his dismissal as vice-chairman of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer.


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.


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.


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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