Mental Health

Journalists Discuss New Alzheimer’s Drug, Women’s Alcohol Use, the Hip-Hop and Opioids Link

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the FDA’s approval of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease on WAMU’s “1A” on Wednesday. Click here to hear Rovner ...

Hoy, las mujeres toman tanto como los hombres, pero sufren las consecuencias antes

Victoria Cooper pensaba que su consumo de alcohol en la universidad era como los de los demás. Shots en las fiestas, cervezas mientras jugaba al bowling. Tomaba más que otros y las resacas l...

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursin...

The ‘Grief Pandemic’ Will Torment Americans for Years

Cassandra Rollins’ daughter was still conscious when the ambulance took her away. This story also ran on USA Today. It can be republished for free. Shalondra Rollins, 38, was struggling to breat...

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

When the covid-19 pandemic forced behavioral health providers to stop seeing patients in person and instead hold therapy sessions remotely, the switch produced an unintended, positive consequence: Few...

Tips for Older Adults to Regain Their Game After Being Cooped Up for More Than a Year

Alice Herb, 88, an intrepid New Yorker, is used to walking miles around Manhattan. But after this year of being shut inside, trying to avoid covid-19, she’s noticed a big difference in how she f...

Seed Money: Black Entrepreneurs Hope Pandemic Gardening Boom Will Grow Healthier Eating

DENVER — Ietef Vita had planned to spend most of 2020 on the road, promoting “Biomimicz,” the album the rapper had released on his #plantbasedrecords label in January. Vita, known to his f...

Racism Derails Black Men’s Health, Even as Education Levels Rise

More education typically leads to better health, yet Black men in the U.S. are not getting the same benefit as other groups, research suggests. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for fr...

Covid Fears Keep Many Latino Kids out of Classrooms

EAST LOS ANGELES — For the past year, 13-year-old twins Ariel Jr. and Abraham Osorio have logged on to their online classes from their parents’ flower shop. Ariel nestles in a corner among flowe...

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