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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:04:15 -0400
Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.
How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:48:00 -0400
NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.
Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400
One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.
Federal Appeals Court Finds State's Drug Price-Gouging Law Unconstitutional
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:25:00 -0400
Legal analysts say the decision to overturn Maryland's law could slow momentum for other states that are attempting to take action to curb high drug costs.
New York City Mice Carry Bacteria That Can Make People Sick
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:04:00 -0400
An analysis of mice in the Big Apple finds that many harbor bacteria that can make humans sick if exposed to the animals' droppings. Some of the bacterial strains were resistant to antibiotics.
Medicare Advisers Recommend Payment Cuts To Many Free-Standing ERs
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:29 -0400
An agency that advises Congress recommends a 30 percent reduction in some federal reimbursements to free-standing ERs that are within 6 miles of a hospital.
Young People More Likely To Shift Toward Supporting Abortion Rights, Poll Finds
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400
The generational divide uncovered by a survey from the Public Religion Research Institute may be linked to changing attitudes about religion.
Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:43:00 -0400
Research finds that more than two-thirds of lung cancer patients who received Keytruda plus chemotherapy would be alive a year later, compared with about half of people who only got chemotherapy.
Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400
High blood pressure can cause severe health problems, but some of the medications to control it have unpleasant side effects. A new drug test alerts doctors when patients aren't taking their meds.
New Medicaid Requirements Signals Trump Crackdown On Public Assistance Programs
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:50:34 -0400
Michel Martin speaks to Diane Rowland from The Kaiser Family Foundation about a new order from President Trump to establish work requirements for recipients of Medicaid and other federal benefits.
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