Patti Neighmond

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Let Me Show You What Keeps Me From Being Healthy

Friday, October 02, 2015

Residents of North Carolina's "stroke belt" headed out with cameras to document why the area is notorious for high rates of heart disease and stroke. They aim to come up with community solutions.


Children In Foster Care Aren't Getting To See The Doctor

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pediatricians need to do more to get the right health care for children in foster care, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Those children often miss out on both routine and acute care.


Sad To Say, Most Remedies For Hot Flashes Fizzle

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Women have precious few choices when it comes to treating menopause symptoms, an expert panel says. Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis top the list.


Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Some adults at risk of heart attack or stroke can indeed benefit from taking a daily aspirin, a federal panel says. And it may also lower colorectal cancer risk. But the treatment has risks, too.


Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.


1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Math anxiety is much like other fears, say scientists who scanned the brains of third-graders. One-on-one tutoring soothed the fear circuit in anxious kids' brains and improved performance, too.


Playing Youth Sports Takes A Lot More Green Than It Used To

Monday, September 07, 2015

Kids on club teams have an advantage in making the high school team. But many families are being priced out by the high cost of league fees, equipment, and travel that club sports require.


To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Monday, August 31, 2015

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.


Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

Monday, August 24, 2015

More than 70 percent of New Orleans residents say some progress has been made in the availability of medical services since the storm. Still, most say care for the poor continues to lag.


Katrina's Emotional Legacy Includes Pain, Grief And Resilience

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after the storm some residents have found healing — in the arts, family and new opportunities. Others suffer lingering grief and other difficulties they trace to Katrina.


Why We Play Sports: Winning Motivates, But Can Backfire, Too

Thursday, July 16, 2015

How we view winning and losing may help shape whether we play sports as adults, some psychologists say. In NPR's recent poll, 56 percent of adults who play sports say winning is important to them.


Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

Monday, July 13, 2015

The current vaccine loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. The biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.


Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth Defects

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Some antidepressants may be riskier than others when used during pregnancy. A study found the most widely used antidepressant, sertraline, wasn't associated with birth defects.


Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In NPR's most recent poll, a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as lifelong lessons.


Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Monday, June 29, 2015

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.


Review Raises Troubling Questions About Marijuana's Safety, Effectiveness

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A report finds mixed results when it comes to how well medical marijuana works to calm pain and control symptoms. And, an editorial says states legalizing pot for medical use may be jumping the gun.


Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?


To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

Monday, June 22, 2015

Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.


Poll: A Look At Sports And Health In America

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health poll finds that while most adults played team sports when they were kids, the vast majority no longer play sports.


Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.