Patti Neighmond

Patti Neighmond appears in the following:

'The Quality Has Gone': Archie Harrison's HIV Journey, 1987-1988

Monday, May 24, 2021

In 1987, NPR's Patricia Neighmond first profiled Archie Harrison, a young man living with HIV. What followed was a year of highs and lows, of recovery and acceptance.


Outgoing NPR Health Policy Correspondent Reflects On Her Favorite Story

Friday, January 15, 2021

Patti Neighmond, an outgoing health policy correspondent who has worked at NPR for 40 years, remembers her favorite story — about a young quadriplegic woman dependent on a ventilator.


Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

Monday, December 28, 2020

Early in the pandemic, people were advised to disinfect everything they touched. But now that scientists understand more about how COVID-19 spreads, all that scrubbing down may have been overkill.


'Tis The Season To Celebrate. Here's How To Do It Safely

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Many favorite holiday traditions could be treacherous this year because of the coronavirus. Here's how experts view the risks — and some creative, safer alternatives to keep up a festive mood.


Animal Protection Groups Help Financially Strapped Families

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Research shows having a pet improves both physical and mental health. But economic hardships are making it hard for some families to keep their pets. Animal welfare groups are trying to help.


Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special About A Critter Friend?

Sunday, November 22, 2020

"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new friends.


Pet Adoptions Bring Some Joy During Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The nationwide increase in pet adoptions during the pandemic is good news for orphaned animals. It's also good for humans. Research shows pets can improve both physical and mental health.


Experts Warn Students May Face Challenges When In-Person Classes Resume

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

As in-person schooling returns in some districts, mental health professionals say many children will face difficulties as a result of the isolation and worry they experience during the pandemic.


Senate Democrats Call On Congress To Fix Racial Disparities In Health Care

Thursday, October 01, 2020

A new report highlights the disproportionate harm the pandemic has done to Black people, Latinos and Native Americans, and systemic factors behind it. It lays out steps to repair the problems.


About 1 In 5 Households In U.S. Cities Miss Needed Medical Care During Pandemic

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.


Most Children Who Die Of COVID-19 Are Minorities, CDC Report Shows

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the vast majority of children dying from COVID-19 are children of color.


The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.


About 20% Of Americans Couldn't Get Needed Medical Care Due To Pandemic, Poll Shows

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

In major cities, at least 1 in 5 Americans reported being unable to get medical care or delaying medical care for serious problems due to the pandemic, according to a new poll by NPR and two others.


What It's Like To Spend Months Recovering From COVID-19

Friday, August 14, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients have mild to moderate symptoms and recover quickly, but others suffer for months. And scientists don't know why some are more susceptible to having prolonged symptoms.


How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

Thursday, August 06, 2020

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.


'Change Can Happen': Black Families On Racism, Hope And Parenting

Sunday, July 19, 2020

In wake of George Floyd's killing and the Black Lives Matter protests, conversations about race in America have a new urgency. Here's how Black parents are having 'the talk' with their children today.


Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive

Saturday, July 11, 2020

For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better.


My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There?

Sunday, July 05, 2020

As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and limiting attendance. But experts say it's still safer to exercise at home.


How To Reduce Stress In Children Stuck At Home This Summer

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Children keep staying mostly at home, as the pandemic continues with hot spots emerging around the country. With daycare and summer camps up in the air, many children are facing confusion and stress.


How To Help Black Children Cope Amid Stress Of Racial Protests

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Two families talk about their experiences with psychological problems arising in their children because of the stress of racism and the recent protests. Psychologists provide perspective.