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Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Pakistan, UNICEF, Rotary Read More…

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
What Happens Next?

September 27th, 2017 Part of: .

THE FUTURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: What Happens Next? Presented jointly with Reuters Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unclear. Republicans have decided not to vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill, but promised to revisit ACA repeal-and-replace efforts. Democrats announced recently a single-payer health care proposal. Read More…

Gene Editing
Promises and Challenges

May 19th, 2017 Part of: .

GENE EDITING: Promises and Challenges Presented jointly with NBC News Digital May 19, 2017 In labs and in clinical trials, scientists are seeking ways to rewrite DNA, a building block of life. Tools such as zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) and, more recently, CRISPR/Cas9 have the power to seek out and replace faulty Read More…

Supplements and Health
Sorting the Facts

May 11th, 2017 Part of: .

SUPPLEMENTS AND HEALTH: Sorting the Facts Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Thursday, May 11, 2017 “Lose belly fat”. “Build muscle.” “Lower your cholesterol.” “Improve your sex drive.” Browse the shelves of any supermarket or pharmacy, and you will find dietary supplements that promise to do all this, and more. Supplements are a Read More…

The Opioid Crisis
A Governors Roundtable

May 5th, 2017 Part of: .

THE OPIOID CRISIS: A Governors Roundtable Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News Friday, May 5, 2017 Opioid overdoses claim the lives of 91 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Forum event, four former governors offered candid insights into how government policy can help, exploring Read More…

Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
Drinking Water and Children's Health

April 20th, 2017 Part of: .

LEAD CONTAMINATION BEYOND FLINT: Drinking Water and Children’s Health Thursday, April 20, 2017 On the whole, American drinking water is safe. However, more than a year after toxic lead levels forced a federal state of emergency in Flint, MI, 63 percent of Americans report that they worry a great deal about polluted drinking water. This Read More…

Marijuana
The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization

March 24th, 2017 Part of: .

THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization Presented jointly with The Huffington Post Friday, March 24, 2017 California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, Read More…