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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.



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Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500

Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.



Doctors And Hospitals Tell Patients: Show Us The Money Before Treatment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:01:00 -0500

As patients' share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.



Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500

Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.



Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 -0500

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.



Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500

A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that children get vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.



Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail or prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.



Study: Older Smokers Can Still Significantly Lower Risk Of Death If They Quit

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500

Researcher Sara Nash tells NPR's Ailsa Chang why it's never to late to quit smoking. She's one of the authors of a new NIH-AARP study.



In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.



How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

Many cancer patients who took the psychedelic drug psilocybin under supervision said the experience erased their anxiety and depression over illness and death.



Winners And Losers With The 21st Century Cures Bill

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:18:00 -0500

Congress has approved sweeping legislation that would reshape how the Food and Drug Administration reviews new products and bolster National Institutes of Health funding. What's at stake?



Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:43:00 -0500

As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.



Time For Homeopathic Remedies To Prove That They Work?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500

The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?



Legal Battles Over Abortion Continue In States Across U.S.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500

Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.



Life Inside The Alzheimer's Ward: A Hidden World Revealed

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:55:00 -0500

The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.



Trump's Choice To Oversee Medicaid Signals Likely Changes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500

Big changes could be in store for Medicaid, the program that provides health care for more than 70 million. Trump has chosen the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul to run the program nationwide.