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November 27, 2015 Comment

Diabetes Education Is Critical, But Not Always Easy To Get

Most states require insurers cover some diabetes education, but it can be confusing for patients to figure out what it will cost them.

November 23, 2015 3 Comments

Aetna CEO Explains Higher Premiums And Why He’s Into Yoga

Mark Bertolini says a near-fatal skiing accident caused him to view healthcare and his own work culture differently.

November 23, 2015 2 Comments

Terminally Ill Teen Wants Final Reunion With Pakistani Parents

Qirat Chappra has spent most of her life at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and hasn’t seen her parents in 13 years.

November 19, 2015 5 Comments

Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup: A Bittersweet Legal Battle

In a Los Angeles courtroom, sugar producers are suing members of the high fructose corn syrup industry.

November 18, 2015 5 Comments

E-Cigarette Sales Drop Off

The e-cigarette industry is dealing with inventory issues, increasing safety concerns and some new state laws targeting the industry.

November 17, 2015 Comment

Facial Feminization Surgery: What Makes A Face Feminine?

“We hear beauty is only skin deep; it’s not. It has to do a lot with the bones,” says one of the surgeons who pioneered the surgery.

November 17, 2015 3 Comments

Charlie Sheen’s Announcement Puts HIV In The Spotlight

The 50-year-old actor announced on NBC’s “Today” show that he is HIV positive and was blackmailed for “millions” to keep it secret.

November 13, 2015 Comment

Folk Medicine’s Role In The Modern World

Scientists are investigating whether any of the plants used in Cajun and Creole folk medicines might be helpful for treating diabetes.

November 12, 2015 4 Comments

Tim Nugent, ‘Father Of Accessibility,’ Dies At 92

His advocacy for people with disabilities dates back to the late 1940s, helping veterans returning from World War II.

November 12, 2015 5 Comments

Paramedics’ New Goal: Keeping Patients Out Of The ER

Increasingly, paramedics are forgoing the adrenaline of an ambulance to make house calls to the patients who use the ER the most.

November 12, 2015 25 Comments

Employee Share Of Health Care Costs Keeps Climbing

The amount workers have to contribute is rising, even though health care costs have risen at the slowest rate in two decades.

November 9, 2015 2 Comments

In Nashville, Songwriting Therapy For Veterans Who Were Sexually Assauted

The local Veterans Affairs program pairs survivors of sexual assault with songwriters, who help put their stories to music.

November 5, 2015 Comment

New Help For Doctors With Chronically Ill Patients

In Los Angeles County, an experiment is underway to see if community health workers can help the most vulnerable patients.

November 4, 2015 2 Comments

E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Pacific Northwest Chipotle Restaurants

The chain has closed 43 restaurants after health officials say 37 people were sickened by E. coli that has been traced to restaurants in Washington and Oregon.

November 4, 2015 6 Comments

Do Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously Than Men’s?

Joe Fassler says doctors dismissed and ignored his wife’s pain, while almost failing to diagnose her potentially life-threatening condition.

November 2, 2015 Comment

Refugees, Migrants Face Long Border Waits, Cold Weather In The Balkans

An Amnesty International researcher says refugees traveling through Europe — and the countries they cross — are unprepared for the winter.

October 29, 2015 4 Comments

Needed In California: Interpreters For Mexican Indigenous Immigrants

Almost a third of California farmworkers speak indigenous languages and barely understand Spanish. That’s a problem in emergencies.

October 28, 2015 Comment

The Return Of The Mall Walkers

Ruby de Luna of KUOW reports on how researchers are taking a new look at an old school approach to exercise: mall walking.

October 26, 2015 39 Comments

WHO: Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

The World Health Organization says meat processed through salting, curing, smoking and other methods can cause cancer.

October 23, 2015 Comment

Biogen Helps Treat Hemophilia In Developing World

The biotech company has pledged to donate clotting factor therapy for hemophilia patients in Africa and elsewhere.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 7 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.