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  • Using data and tech for healthier choices, reducing risk of preventable disease

    Science shows that making healthy choices can lead to longer, more active lives. But many of us seem to be doing just the opposite. Explore what’s going wrong, what is being done about it and how using data and technology may help nudge us toward healthier choices.

    2018-09-253 Health Care Using data and tech for healthier choices, reducing risk of preventable disease
  • A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto

    Veteran journalist Mary Otto's writing career took a turn in 2007 when she broke the story of how a 12-year-old Baltimore boy died of complications from untreated tooth decay. Now she’s on a mission to talk about teeth.

    2018-03-73 Health Care A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto
  • Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells

    Infection preventionist Tiana Wells spends her days at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, preventing, investigating and managing the spread of infections within the health care setting.

    2018-06-164 Health Care Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells
  • Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention

    Meet a team with a singular mission: to safeguard patients from infections.

    2017-04-94 ,Health Care Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention
  • The science behind the strip

    Guillermo Urquia has diabetes and needs to monitor his blood sugar levels regularly. He simply pricks his finger, transfers the blood onto a test strip and receives an almost instant result. But how in the world do those tiny little test strips work?

    2017-03-87 Health Care The science behind the strip
  • Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding

    Do you find yourself wondering “is my baby getting enough milk?” Or even “how do I know my baby is getting enough milk?” Now there’s a breastfeeding app for that.

    2017-05-124 Health Care Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding
  • The beat goes on: Giving a nurse’s best friend a new life

    “I’ve listened to a baby’s first heartbeat and a patient’s last heartbeat with this stethoscope.”

    2017-05-131 ,Health Care The beat goes on: Giving a nurse’s best friend a new life
  • Wrapped in warmth: One family’s patient warming story

    “Throughout the entire hospitalization process, my mom just could not get herself warm,” says Jim. “She desperately wanted to go home and take a long, hot bath.”

    2017-06-152 Health Care Wrapped in warmth: One family’s patient warming story
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