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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500
The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?
Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500
A well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, Tim Green is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.
Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:26:00 -0500
To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.
'We're Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:05:00 -0500
The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.
For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 07:52:18 -0500
While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.
Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:32:12 -0500
An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers.
Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:11:53 -0500
A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.
Federal Legislation Seeks Ban On Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:54:00 -0500
Incarcerated pregnant women are often shackled during medical appointments and childbirth. A provision in a criminal justice bill aims to end the practice in federal facilities.
A Push For Diversity In Medical School Is Slowly Paying Off
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:16:08 -0500
American medical schools have historically been disproportionately white, but they are starting to attract more diverse students. The change may be the result of a diversity policy with teeth.
Medicare To Cut Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients End Up Back In The Hospital
Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:00:25 -0500
Medicare's incentive program to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly will also give bonuses to facilities that have fewer rehospitalizations.

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