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In this week's episode: Meet a researcher who's fighting to preserve the life-saving power of antibiotics, plus a disturbing spike in violence linked to police officers and security guards, and the link between C-sections and obesity risk among…

Responding to terrorism

In this special episode we examine how the response to terror attacks has changed since 9/11—and how these attacks—and media coverage of the violence—can affect our health.

Do guns make us safer? Science suggests no

Conflicting statistics about guns—such as how many people in the U.S. use guns for self-defense each year, and whether or not the crime rate is tied to how many people own guns—was the subject of a recent podcast…

Protecting children from the trauma of gun violence, racism

The nation’s pediatricians are launching new efforts to help their young patients avoid being traumatized by gun violence and racism. In July 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued recommendations to shield children from media violence, and…

Tracking police killings and police deaths

In a special episode we examine how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings—and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.

This Week in Health: Religion and mortality risk

In this week’s podcast: the link between religion and health, plus preventing violence in hospitals, and how the opioid abuse epidemic in the United States is having an unintended ripple effect around the world.