Lisa Aliferis appears in the following:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
When it comes to medical malpractice, a history of claims against a doctor is the strongest indicator that more malpractice claims are likely.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
State health officials suspect California's big measles outbreak last year helped persuade parents to get their kids immunized against other illnesses, too.
Friday, December 18, 2015
An analysis of TV shows finds that fictional characters getting abortions are better off than the average American who has an abortion, and are also less likely to already be raising children.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.
Friday, July 31, 2015
More than two-thirds of Californians who didn't have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014 have it now. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey documents the changes.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Proponents of a bill that would let doctors give dying people lethal prescriptions ran into opposition from Latino Democrats. Backers say they're not through trying for approval.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
And when the use of intrauterine devices and hormonal implants by young women goes up, the number of unplanned pregnancies sharply drops, researchers find.
Monday, June 01, 2015
An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard to find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Effectiveness of the vaccine within one year of the final booster was 73 percent. But it fell to 34 percent in two to four years, an analysis of a Washington state epidemic found.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A dentist unearths documents detailing the sugar industry's influence over the National Institutes of Health's research agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. At issue: setting limits for sugar intake.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
An outbreak among visitors to two California theme parks shows once again that this supercontagious virus doesn't respect borders. Most of the afflicted people had not been vaccinated.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Though blacks still lag whites nationwide in health, disparities have been largely eliminated in the western states, a study finds. Kaiser Permanente's Medicare HMOs did best on that.
Monday, November 17, 2014
It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.