The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR's correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.
Copyright 2019 NPR - For Personal Use Only
CVS Looks To Make Its Drugstores A Destination For Health Care
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:59:30 -0500
With almost 10,000 stores across the country, CVS says it is already where consumers are. The company is transforming some of its stores and their retail clinics into hubs for a wider range of care.
Insurers Hand Out Cash and Gifts To Sway Brokers Who Sell Employer Health Plans
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:01:14 -0500
Independent brokers help employers choose health benefits for their staff but are paid by the health insurance industry, creating financial incentives to sell more without regard to cost.
How One Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:07:51 -0500
Public health advocates have struggled to change the minds of these so called anti-vaxxers. But one South Carolina woman has a different approach: reaching parents before they even become parents.
White House Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:58:34 -0500
Trump's plan includes a focus on fighting HIV in the rural Midwest and South. But there are doubts in Oklahoma, where the state's uninsured rate and stigmatization of HIV are high.
In Arkansas, Thousands Of People Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Over New Work Rule
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:28:00 -0500
The state now requires many of its Medicaid beneficiaries to work, go to school or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance. But more than 18,000 have come off the rolls.
Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:10:00 -0500
The collapse of the health care system in Venezuela is having ramifications throughout Latin America. Disease outbreaks across the continent are being linked back to Venezuela.
Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:34:00 -0500
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
Why Men In Mississippi Are Still Dying Of AIDS, Despite Existing Treatments
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:43:00 -0500
President Trump has pledged to eliminate HIV in America by 2030. But in the South, rates of HIV/AIDS among black gay and bisexual men remain stubbornly high.
Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:50:00 -0500
Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they're heard, too.
'Church Of Safe Injection' Offers Needles, Naloxone To Prevent Opioid Overdoses
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:18:00 -0500
The group says it has 18 chapters in eight states, all of them funded by private, anonymous donations. Members distribute free and clean drug-use supplies even at the risk of being arrested.
*Disclaimer: The stories in these news feeds are independently authored. Dr. Crabb is not responsible for their content, and does not express or imply endorsement of the content of these news stories. Clicking on links in the news feed will navigate your browser outside the domain of CrabbChiropractic.com.