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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:53:23 -0500
Although researchers acknowledge that many factors could be at play, a recent study suggests that seriously ill children who had once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled also had lower health care costs.
Rhode Island Prisons Push To Get Inmates The Best Treatment For Opioid Addiction
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:13:00 -0500
The state has started to reduce overdose deaths by offering counseling and medication for opioid addiction in prison. Research finds the treatment helps inmates avoid relapse after release.
Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:47:37 -0500
Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support.
FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:22:00 -0500
In its latest effort to curb smoking by young people, the FDA wants to outlaw menthol cigarettes. The agency would also restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to reduce youth addiction to nicotine.
A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:01:00 -0500
Installment plans and refunds for treatments that don't work are two options getting more attention as ultra-expensive therapies become more common. The financial strains will only grow.
Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Her Sobriety
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 07:54:00 -0500
Pain medications commonly used in labor present medical and mental challenges for pregnant women recovering from opioid addiction.
Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:00:00 -0500
As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal.
Forum: The Health And Economic Concerns Of Rural Americans
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:55:35 -0500
Join us for a live discussion of major issues facing rural America, based on a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
New Medicare Advantage Benefits Are Supposed To Help Seniors Stay Out Of The Hospital
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:00:27 -0500
To help seniors stay healthy and independent, some Medicare plans will soon cover things like home-delivered meals or rides to the doctor, but finding plans that include the coverage is not easy.
After Midterm Defeat, Advocates For Montana's Medicaid Expansion Turn To Legislature
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:46:20 -0500
If a funding extension can't be hammered out in the Montana Legislature, the state could be the first to undo an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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