Andrea Hsu appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Arizona is among the states that have declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, to help with funding and access to data. President Trump now says he'll declare it a national emergency.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Andrea Towson was known in West Baltimore as the go-to person for help getting high. Last year, she nearly died from a fentanyl overdose. "Thank God for another day," she says.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who leads the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been appointed CDC director. She'll take over as the Trump administration seeks big cuts to the CDC's budget.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.
Friday, June 16, 2017
In a study of people from a variety of professions, dressmakers were found to have superior 3-D vision. Could their endless hours of delicate handwork be honing eyesight?
Friday, June 16, 2017
In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick wrote a one-paragraph letter about low rates of addiction among hospitalized patients given narcotics. It was later cited as evidence that long-term opioid use was safe.
Friday, June 02, 2017
NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., discuss music and medicine. They also sing a duet.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are studying how music and rhythm activities could help children who struggle with grammar and language development.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Researchers in Toronto are studying whether singing in a choir and practicing pitch can help hearing-impaired people function better in noisy environments.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Kansas City Power & Light is building an ambitious, $20 million network of 1,000 charging stations. It's turning its service area into one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle markets in the U.S.
Monday, February 13, 2017
The Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles on a single charge and costs about $30,000, after a federal tax credit. But the clean-car industry needs government support to thrive, and that's far from certain.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Medication-assisted treatment uses one of several drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control cravings and reduce relapses. Despite the evidence, the approach is underused.
Friday, April 08, 2016
The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who are trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found such a program prevents repeat injuries.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The 33-year-old health commissioner in Baltimore says that heading the city's health department is the fastest paced job she's had. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician by training.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Andrea Towson, who has used heroin off and on for 30 years, is eager to get treatment. "I just want to wake up and eat breakfast and be normal, no matter what that might be," she says.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Results are in from the first year of a bold change to the way hospitals get paid in Maryland, and so far the experiment seems to be working.
We recently reported on the unique system the state is trying to rein in health care costs. Maryland phased out fee-for-service ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Nathan Fields, a health outreach worker, has a knack for building trust with some of the people who distrust public officials the most.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen has big dreams for her city, but finding the money to achieve them is a challenge. Putting Maryland hospitals on fixed budgets may be the key.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Fatal overdoses are rising among an estimated 19,000 people who use heroin in Baltimore. To curb deaths, the city's health commissioner aims to make an antidote widely available to drug users.