Side Effects Public Media - Reporting on the public’s health

We're a health journalism collaborative exploring the impacts of place, policy and economics on America's health. Our reporting sheds light on root causes of community-wide health problems—from chronic disease, to mental health and addiction, to infant mortality—and on new efforts to solve them.

We have reporters based at WFYI, Indianapolis, KBIA, Columbia, Missouri and WXXI, Rochester, New York, and contributing reporters from other public radio stations around the country. We're intent on telling stories from under-covered communities and hidden-away places. 

Looking for Sound Medicine?

After fifteen years on the air, the Sound Medicine Radio Hour ended its run in May 2015. Find the show’s archive here, featuring health stories and interviews with the brightest minds in health and medicine.