Carrie Feibel

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To Stop Deadly Overdoses, 'The Opioid Fix' Urges Better Use Of Tools We Already Have

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Early data suggest the pandemic may be driving up overdoses. Author Barbara Andraka-Christou says the solution to the addiction crisis is right before us: Improve access to life-saving medication.


From 'Flash Bangs' To 'Rubber' Bullets: The Very Real Risks of 'Riot Control Agents'

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Protesters against systemic racism and police brutality have been met with an arsenal of 'less than lethal' weapons which can still seriously injure, sicken, and sometimes kill.


COVID-19 Has Killed Close To 300 U.S. Health Care Workers, New Data From CDC Shows

Thursday, May 28, 2020

More than 60,000 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus, up from 9,000 in April. Workers say they face unnecessary risks because of ongoing shortages of protective gear like masks.


Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission in the country is low.


Sikh Deputy 'Trailblazer' Fatally Shot In Houston-Area Traffic Stop

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sandeep Dhaliwal emerged as a symbol of religious diversity in law enforcement as the first Sikh to become a sheriff's deputy in Harris County. "He was a unifying symbol," a city official said.


Democrats Predict Speedy Impeachment Inquiry Lasting Weeks, Not 'Months'

Saturday, September 28, 2019

With the full House on recess, the House Intelligence Committee could start hearings within days into President Trump's contacts with Ukraine.


Americans Hold Complex Views On Abortion, Poll Finds

Friday, June 07, 2019

Americans with the most extreme positions on abortion may define the public debate, but their views are a small minority in the United States according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.


With The Rise Of Legal Weed, Drug Education Moves From 'Don't' to 'Delay'

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Today's drug prevention messaging is a far cry from the "Just Say No" days. Schools want to give kids the facts to make informed decisions about whether and when to try drugs or alcohol.


Patients Demand The 'Right To Try' Experimental Drugs, But Costs Can Be Steep

Friday, March 03, 2017

Terminally ill patients want easier access to candidate medicines still in the earliest stages of testing. While 33 states have passed laws to enable that, ethicists also warn of big risks.


Can Doctors Learn To Perform Abortions Without Doing One?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Accredited medical residency programs have to teach doctors how to perform abortions. But interpretation of the requirement varies, especially in a state like Texas where training options are scarce.


Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The hostile climate surrounding abortion in Texas has made it hard for doctors in training to learn to do abortions. Professors feel intimidated, and there are fewer clinics where residents can train.


Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.


In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mosquitoes infected with Zika haven't turned up along the U.S. Gulf Coast yet, but could thrive in the region's sultry summer weather. Pregnant women and their doctors are already taking precautions.


Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunday January 31st is the deadline in most states to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials are reaching out to those previously uninsured, with a focus on Hispanics.


Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Monday, November 02, 2015

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.


Kids With Ebola, Bird Flu Or TB? Texas Children's Hospital Will Be Ready

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A pediatric hospital in Houston is opening a new biocontainment wing — the first in the U.S. designed for children. Kids will even get dolls sporting mini versions of "spacesuits" doctors wear.


Supreme Court Reprieve Lets 10 Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open For Now

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Abortion providers and foes react to the Supreme Court's action that will allow 10 abortion clinics in Texas to remain open until a state law that would close them can be fully reviewed by the court.


Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.


Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Texas and Oklahoma are recovering from storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston, one of the most damaged areas, thousands are working on flooded homes and cars.


More Rain Expected As Massive Flooding Shuts Down Houston

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Parts of Houston have received nearly a foot of rain in the past day. The deluge has led to flooding, school and road closures, and many water rescues.