Joe Neel

Joe Neel appears in the following:

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.


Trump Releases Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Other Medical Information

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A letter from Donald Trump's personal physician says he is in "excellent physical health" and weighs 236 pounds, which, at a height of 6'3" puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight.


FDA Boosts Warning On Danger Of Combining Opioids And Anxiety Meds

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Doctors increasingly prescribe opioid painkillers with benzodiazepines — medications used to treat anxiety and insomnia. That combination is causing a spike in overdoses and deaths, the FDA warns.


All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

Friday, August 26, 2016

The recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration represent a major expansion in testing blood for Zika. The agency had earlier advised testing only in areas with an active outbreak.


Work Can Be A Stressful And Dangerous Place For Many

Monday, July 11, 2016

The latest poll on your health from NPR and its partners finds that most people think their workplace is supportive of actions to improve health. But gaps suggest there is room for improvement.


Germ Resistant To Antibiotic Of Last Resort Appears In U.S.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The germs caused a urinary tract infection in a Pennsylvania woman that was difficult to treat. The bacteria were resistant to the drug often used as the last-ditch treatment, but another one worked.


Webcast: Health Care Inequalities In America

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NPR polls found significant differences in the quality of health care experienced by Americans, depending on income. A webcast at 12:30 p.m. ET Wednesday will examine the disparities.


Peggy Girshman, NPR Veteran And Journalism Pioneer, Dies At 61

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Girshman was a leader at many news and professional organizations, including NPR, NBC News, the National Association of Science Writers and Kaiser Health News, which she co-founded.


Health Quality An Issue For Poor, 2 Years Into Obamacare, Poll Finds

Monday, February 29, 2016

A series of polls in key states by NPR and its partners finds that more than half of adults in the U.S. believe the Affordable Care Act has either helped the people of their state or has had no effect. Those sentiments are common despite all the political wrangling that ...


False Alarm Mammograms May Still Signal Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Largest study to date finds women who have abnormal mammograms but negative results from further tests have a somewhat higher risk of developing breast cancer during the next 10 years.


Poll Explores Our Perception Of How Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Monday, March 02, 2015

We often think of health as a trip to the doctor or a prescription to treat or prevent diseases. Or maybe it's an operation to fix something that's gone wrong.

But a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School ...


Pregnant, With Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.


Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Physicians overseas picked up more than 1,100 cases in prospective immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in the ...


How The End Of DOMA Will Affect Obamacare, Federal Employees

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional will not only make a big difference in health benefits for some federal employees, it could also affect people who will be newly eligible for Obamacare beginning next year.

For lower-income people seeking coverage under Obamacare, marriage ...


U.S. AIDS Cases Come Into View

Monday, July 23, 2012

The first reports of AIDS were from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco among gay and bisexual men. Even now, you can see the lingering geographic contours of how the epidemic unf...