Maiken Scott is a reporter for WHYY’s award-winning health and science desk, and covers behavioral health issues. She has reported on a wide range of topics in that field, including new treatments for depression, the impact of stress on people’s well-being, the long-lasting effects of sustained trauma on physical and mental health, and the portrayal of mental illness in pop culture.
Maiken’s work has won numerous awards, among them the prestigious Edward Murrow award. She was also recognized by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association for her work covering mental health issues.
Maiken is the host of WHYY’s “The Pulse,” a weekly hour-long radio program featuring health, science and innovation news from the Philly region.
Of her non-WHYY activities, Maiken says, "I love officiating weddings, and am [internet] ordained as Reverend Maiken Scott. It’s like moderating a show where your two guests are over-the-moon happy and in love with one another!"
Slower resting heart rates have been coveted by athletes for years, but new research questions the value of a slower ticker.
When it comes to athletes and bragging rights, slow isn't usually a point of pride. But that's not the case with heartrates. A low resting heart rate, or sinus bradycardia, is a sign of endurance in the fitness world, and it's only recently that researchers have figured out exactly what it is. And the answer is kind of "funny."
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