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Health Care : NPR
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.
- Benzodiazepines: America's 'Other Prescription Drug Problem'
published on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:38:29 -0400
Drugs like Valium, Xanax and Ativan are more popular than ever. Frequently used to treat anxiety, the medicines can be risky, especially when mixed with alcohol or opioids.(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)
- Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee
published on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:03:52 -0400
Jackson decried "baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity," following detailed accusations including improper prescribing of drugs and wrecking a government vehicle while drunk. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
- Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often
published on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:01:00 -0400
Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an influential doctors group says.(Image credit: FatCamera/Getty Images)
- Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate
published on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:04:15 -0400
Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.(Image credit: Gabriel C. Perez/KUT)
- How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars
published on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:48:00 -0400