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Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:00:48 -0400
These days hospitals are looking for ways to improve health in their communities to prevent illness and control costs. One hospital in Ohio decided that health might start with affordable housing.
The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:27:54 -0400
States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.
Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:56:40 -0400
Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.
Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:00:50 -0400
Medicare limits payments for minimally invasive replacement of aortic valves to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul.
NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:41:58 -0400
New York University said the move was to address the high cost of entering a career in medicine. Most med students graduate in debt, which can often top $200,000.
What Exactly Is K2, The Synthetic Cannabinoid?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:20:20 -0400
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, about synthetic marijuana, also known as K2.
With Scarce Access To Interpreters, Immigrants Struggle To Understand Doctors' Orders
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:41:00 -0400
Despite laws guaranteeing access to health care, non-English speakers in the U.S. often rely on family and friends as ad hoc interpreters — and may misunderstand what doctors think they're conveying.
Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:09:38 -0400
The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.
India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:57:00 -0400
Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.
Japanese Medical School Admits To Rigging Entrance Exams To Hurt Women Candidates
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:18:00 -0400
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Reuters reporter Elaine Lies about how a Japan medical school deliberately manipulated entrance test scores to decrease the amount of women who attended.
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