health http://kuow.org en Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly http://kuow.org/post/why-hot-cars-are-so-deadly <p style="padding-left: 30px"><em>It’s an annual summer tragedy. So far this year, 17 children in the U.S. have died of heat stroke inside a parked car. Some of those cases have been getting extra attention this summer, but that number is not unusual. Georgia Public Broadcasting’s <strong>Adam Ragusea</strong> looked into the science that explains how a parked car can get so hot, so fast.</em><p>It’s a sunny, summer day in Macon, Georgia. I’m standing with Matt Marone outside his truck, and the A.C. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:01:45 +0000 Adam Ragusea 38668 at http://kuow.org Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet http://kuow.org/post/these-vegans-masculinity-means-protecting-planet Real men eat meat. They kill it and then they grill it.<p>That's the stereotype, or cliche, that's about as old as time.<p>At a recent barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y., a half-dozen guys who resist that particular cultural stereotype gathered together. Many of them are muscled semi-professional athletes, including triathlete Dominic Thompson, competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese and mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward.<p>They're also all vegans and eschew all animal products. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:38 +0000 Neda Ulaby 38664 at http://kuow.org For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://kuow.org/post/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.<p>Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corp. wanted to know whether attending a high-performing charter school reduced the rates of risky health behaviors among low-income minority teenagers.<p>They surveyed 521 ninth through 12th-grade students in Los Angeles who attended charter schools, and 409 students who attended local neighborhood schools. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:59:35 +0000 Patti Neighmond 38663 at http://kuow.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health Medical Community Mourns Loss Of AIDS Research Leader http://kuow.org/post/medical-community-mourns-loss-aids-research-leader <p>Seattle’s medical and research community is mourning the death of dozens of HIV researchers killed in the Malaysia Air crash Thursday.&nbsp; The group was en route to Australia for the International Aids Conference. &nbsp; Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:18:50 +0000 Ruby de Luna 38548 at http://kuow.org Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted http://kuow.org/post/half-texas-abortion-clinics-close-after-restrictions-enacted In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September.<p>Many clinics closed because of a requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain hospital admitting privileges within a certain radius of the clinic, and many doctors couldn't comply. The requirement took effect last November. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 editor 38505 at http://kuow.org Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know http://kuow.org/post/hungry-pot-heres-what-you-need-know <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://rogerroffman.com/">Roger Roffman</a>, University of Washington professor emeritus of social work, about how to stay safe with marijuana edibles. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:30 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 38439 at http://kuow.org Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know Why It's Good To Talk About Miscarriages http://kuow.org/post/why-its-good-talk-about-miscarriages Miscarriages are fairly common. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:18:30 +0000 editor 38451 at http://kuow.org Why It's Good To Talk About Miscarriages 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People http://kuow.org/post/trans-bodies-trans-selves-modern-manual-and-trans-people The growing number of people who identify as transgender is raising a lot of interesting and complicated questions about gender identity.<p>The new book <em>Trans Bodies, Trans Selves</em> is a collection of essays describing the varied experiences of transgender people — and the social, political and medical issues they face. It's written by and for transgender and gender-nonconforming people.<p>The idea was inspired by the groundbreaking 1970s feminist health manual <em>Our Bodies, Ourselves</em>.<p>That book "was put together ... by a group of women who ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:48:01 +0000 editor 38443 at http://kuow.org 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain http://kuow.org/post/skimping-sleep-can-stress-body-and-brain "The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Michelle Trudeau 38400 at http://kuow.org Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain Rewiring Nerves So The Brain Can Move Prosthetic Limbs http://kuow.org/post/rewiring-nerves-so-brain-can-move-prosthetic-limbs <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with Dr. Doug Smith, an orthopedic surgeon at Harborview and the University of Washington, about emerging technology in which nerves can be relocated in amputated limbs so the brain can control prosthetic devices. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:23:54 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 38385 at http://kuow.org The Truth About Miscarriages http://kuow.org/post/truth-about-miscarriages More than one in seven pregnancies result in miscarriage. But miscarriage is still often misunderstood by many couples &#8212; some of whom become discouraged and may seek help though reproductive technology such as drug and IVF treatments, when there is no need to do so.<p>Miscarriages may be widely misunderstood because they are not often talked about by people who have experienced them.<p><div class="pullquote" style="">&#8220;Virtually every woman has either had one or has a friend who has had one.<div class="pullquoteauth">&ndash; Dr. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:05:36 +0000 editor 38389 at http://kuow.org The Truth About Miscarriages Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America http://kuow.org/post/dogs-spread-kissing-bug-disease-texas-and-latin-america We often think about people spreading diseases around the world. This spring,<strong> </strong>vacationers brought <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/03/327760854/chikun-what-a-new-mosquito-borne-virus-lands-in-the-u-s">chikungunya</a> from the Caribbean to the United States. Businessmen have likely spread Ebola across international borders in West Africa. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:05:23 +0000 editor 38388 at http://kuow.org Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America Number Of Gonorrhea Cases Increasing Outside Urban Hubs http://kuow.org/post/number-gonorrhea-cases-increasing-outside-urban-hubs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071514JR_STDs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Public health officials in the Northwest say they're seeing gonorrhea infections at levels they haven't seen in years. Three counties in Washington state are now in the midst of an outbreak. Parts of Oregon and Idaho are set to top even last year's high numbers.<p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:27:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 38340 at http://kuow.org Number Of Gonorrhea Cases Increasing Outside Urban Hubs Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone http://kuow.org/post/death-sex-and-glimmer-hope-reporting-ebola-sierra-leone NPR's Jason Beaubien is in <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kailahun,+Sierra+Leone/@8.2795935,-10.5726026,7z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xfa82a344c7ed7a5:0xa5ab548437ff5e03">Kailahun</a>, Sierra Leone, covering the Ebola outbreak that began in March in Guinea and has spread to neighboring countries. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 editor 38338 at http://kuow.org Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager http://kuow.org/post/want-more-stress-your-life-try-parenting-teenager If anyone can handle the stress of parenting in the teen years, you'd think it would be a high school teacher.<p>That's how Amy Myers felt. She teaches high school English in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, where she says she has "pseudo parented" about 3,000 teenagers "who I have talked to, given advice to, guided, directed, even lectured about teenage issues," she says.<p>So Myers, 41, felt pretty prepared for her own children's teenage years. That is until her oldest son, Kamron, turned 15. Suddenly, their close relationship turned sour. "Everything I demanded, he fought back. Advice? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 38321 at http://kuow.org Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager