Latest Stories Tagged: disabilities

Lifestyle & Belief

Away game in Afghanistan

Jess Markt is a member of the New York Rolling Knicks, a wheelchair basketball franchise team. He recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan, and he speaks with anchor Marco Werman about the conditions and coaching players there.

Arts, Culture & Media

Super-centenarians

The title of world's oldest person now belongs to a Japanese woman living in Okinawa. She's 114 years old. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stephen Coles, director of the Gerontology Research Group at UCLA. He keeps track of the world's super-centenarians.

Lifestyle & Belief

Treating blindness in Africa

Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.

Lifestyle & Belief

Heart Surgeries in Russia

Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.