Allison Aubrey

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Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Research finds five to 10 minutes daily of a type of strength training for muscles used in breathing can help anyone reduce or prevent high blood pressure. The training can also help elite athletes.


Insulin costs increased 600% over the last 20 years. States aim to curb the price

Monday, September 12, 2022

Drug price reforms passed as part of the Inflation Reduction Act did not solve the problem of skyrocketing costs of insulin. States are taking their own action.


Judge rules that companies are not required to provide coverage for HIV medication

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

A Texas judge ruled that requiring employers to provide coverage for anti-AIDS medication violates religious freedoms and is unconstitutional. The ruling could jeopardize other preventive health care.


Omicron boosters: Do I need one, and if so, when?

Monday, September 05, 2022

Updated COVID boosters are now available for anyone age 12 or older. The CDC is urging anyone who is eligible to sign up but some vaccine experts say some people might want to wait.


The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The way many Americans eat is fueling chronic disease. Here are seven big ideas from the White House's upcoming nutrition conference for how to improve Americans' diets.


Preventive care such as birth control, anti-HIV medicine challenged in Texas lawsuit

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Some object to paying for health insurance plans that cover preventive services that they say violate their religious beliefs, which could cause millions to lose access to care if the courts agree.


Efforts are underway to reduce the high costs of prescription drugs for U.S. patients

Monday, August 08, 2022

In an effort to reduce the high price of prescription drugs, some states and companies are taking their own measures. A not-for-profit company says it aims to introduce low-cost insulin by 2024.


Congress is about to act on drug price reform. Here's what you need to know

Saturday, August 06, 2022

A deal on the table in Congress would help deliver on a long-time promise: to make prescription drugs more affordable. It includes a $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare patients.


Blood pressure medication, among others, can complicate heat-related illness

Monday, August 01, 2022

Many medications can impede the body's ability to regulate heat. They include high blood pressure treatments, some anti-depressants, beta-blockers and common antihistamines for treating allergies.


Reproductive rights groups want to make it easier to prevent pregnancy

Monday, July 18, 2022

The advocates want to make it simpler for people to access birth control options as many states move to ban or restrict access to abortion. One idea: making "the pill" available over-the-counter.


Over-the-counter birth control pills are available worldwide. The U.S. may be next

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Birth control pills are available in the U.S. only with a prescription. Now a drugmaker is asking the FDA to approve a progestin-only contraceptive that would be available without one at pharmacies.


A company is seeking FDA approval for the 1st nonprescription birth control

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A Paris-based company has asked the FDA to approve an over-the-counter birth control pill. The push to ease access to birth control has become more pressing as states move to restrict or ban abortion.


A new dominant omicron strain in the U.S. is driving up cases — and reinfections

Monday, July 11, 2022

BA.5 is now the dominant omicron strain in the U.S. It's good at evading the immune system, though doesn't appear to cause more serious illness.


A new COVID subvariant is now dominant in the U.S. Here's what you need to know

Friday, July 08, 2022

Reinfections are on the rise and hospitalizations are ticking up slightly. Experts say BA.5 is super transmissible but its impact is manageable. Omicron specific boosters will help.


COVID vaccines are finally available for children under 5

Monday, June 20, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines are finally rolling out for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.


The partisan divide can undermine Americans' health, researchers say

Monday, June 13, 2022

Health researchers say the political divide is impacting Americans' health. A new study shows there is a growing life expectancy gap between Democratic and Republican counties.


What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The death of children, shot at school, is hard to comprehend. It can be even harder for kids. Counselors say parents should take cues from their kids, listen to their fears and answer their questions.


Talking to kids after a school shooting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The pediatrician who directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement offers tips on how parents and caregivers can talk to children about school shootings.


The infant formula shortage is the focus of 2 Capitol Hill hearings

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to press the FDA and formula makers on how the U.S. got into this situation, and what is being done to relieve the shortage.


A factory in Illinois has an innovative approach to employee wellness

Monday, May 23, 2022

A company in Arthur, Ill., allows workers to decide what they need to improve their health. The approach improved productivity and netted a big pay out for all employees.