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Paige Cowett

Associate Producer

Paige Cowett is a producer and reporter for Only Human. Her stories have appeared on This American Life, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. She has also been a producer for WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. Before working in radio, she worked in politics and on housing policy. She has a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Find her on Twitter @pcowett.

Paige Cowett appears in the following:

When Risky Sex Lands You in Jail

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We’re often taught that sex comes with consequences. But is our fear of these risks making us alienate and punish people with sexually transmitted disease?

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A Doctor’s Love Affair with Vicodin

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Harvard physician Peter Grinspoon spent years addicted to painkillers – often sharing pills with his own patients – before he was caught. 

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Putting Care Back in the ICU

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Does a more humane hospital equal a safer one? That’s a question Johns Hopkins is grappling with — and Dr. Peter Pronovost believes the answer is yes.

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Let's Talk About Death

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bishop Gwendolyn Phillips Coates is on a mission. She’s a preacher in a small church in South L.A., and she’s made it her job to get her congregation prepared for the end of life.

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Listen Up! Day 2: Mirror, Mirror

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

While we don't literally listen to body language, there's a lot of information you can get and communicate without words. Grab a partner and take a few minutes for a mirror game.

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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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Gun Shot Wound? Sure, I Got This

Friday, August 14, 2015

The first day at a new job can be anxiety-producing, especially if that new job is being a first-time doctor in a New York City emergency room. 

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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.

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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.

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Why a Skin Cancer Drug Is Treating This Woman’s Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Precision medicine is making it faster to match the right cancer drug to the patient who needs it.

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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis to 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition.

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.

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When Stage IV Cancer Lasts 15 Years

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dixie Josephson was 56 when she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer, a disease with a 5-year survival rate of 27 percent. Now 71, Josephson is still receiving treatments.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals that can trigger cancer is limited.

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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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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

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Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Over a lifetime, our risk for developing cancer is affected by our exposure to all kinds of things. Chemicals, X-ray radiation and lifestyle can tilt the odds against us. Take our quiz to explore the risks, including some you can avoid.

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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.

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When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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