Patti Neighmond appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful for everyone. But for children who already have mental health conditions like anxiety disorder or depression — the emotional impact is dramatically magnified.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
For many young people, going to college allows them to finally express their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now with schools closed, many are suffering with families that don't accept them.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Medical workers are seeing more anxiety, depression, grief and sadness in pregnant women. This can lead to more stress and increase the risk for complications during pregnancy.
Monday, May 11, 2020
NPR's science correspondent answers listener questions about maintaining mental well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a mental health toll. An NPR science correspondent answers listener questions about the effects of the epidemic on mental health and ways to mitigate them.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
As most Americans shelter in place, many young people find themselves back at home with families who are not supportive of their values, politics or sexuality.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Stuck at home, with graduations and celebrations canceled, young people are feeling disconnected. Here's how to help them through.
Monday, April 06, 2020
In places like Los Angeles, hospitals are prepping for anticipated waves of COVID-19 patients. But they're having to ramp up while facing shrinking cash reserves.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
As more Americans get COVID-19, and many more lose their jobs and their health insurance, there's another big worry: If you get sick enough to be hospitalized, how much is it going to cost?
Saturday, March 14, 2020
In severe cases of COVID-19, as lungs become inflamed, membranes that transfer oxygen into the blood can become blocked. Some hospitalized patients need mechanical breathing support to recover.
Monday, March 09, 2020
Insurers have begun easing restrictions on refills of some prescription drugs, in light of coronavirus. Still, co-pays for stocking up on that bigger supply can be prohibitive, say consumer advocates.
Monday, March 09, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads across the U.S., federal health officials recommend people stock up on their prescription medication. Some insurance companies are loosening their refill restrictions.
Monday, March 02, 2020
To keep the new coronavirus from spreading in the U.S., hospitals say they need new and sustained funding for good epidemiology as well as more masks, gowns and gloves.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
As evacuees who cleared a 14-day quarantine return home to their communities, a U.S. man talks of his experience in China and the transition home.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
So far, only 15 cases of coronavirus disease have been identified in the U.S. But if large numbers of people were to suddenly get infected, would hospitals be prepared to cope?
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Coronavirus-related quarantine is lifted at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif. Here's what happens next for those who were evacuated to the U.S. and then quarantined.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
A new Office of Inspector General report finds many of the areas of the country in greatest need of the opioid treatment medication buprenorphine have trouble accessing it.
Sunday, February 02, 2020
If the coronavirus spreads more widely, can U.S. hospitals handle such a surge in illness? Probably not — meaning public health officials would have to accurately identify who is most severely ill.
Monday, January 27, 2020
With drug costs on the rise — and insurers refusing to cover some prescriptions — even patients with insurance can find themselves facing high out-of-pocket costs or going without.