Patti Neighmond

Patti Neighmond appears in the following:

How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times

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.


Coronavirus Crisis May Worsen Symptoms In Children With Anxiety, Depression

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.


Home But Not Safe, Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

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.


Many Pregnant Women Struggle With Mental Health Amid Pandemic

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.


Listener Questions On How To Take Care Of Mental Health During The Pandemic, Answered

Monday, May 11, 2020

NPR's science correspondent answers listener questions about maintaining mental well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.


How To Deal With The Effects Of The Pandemic On Mental Health

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.


Some LGBTQ Youth Find Hard Times At Home

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.


With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here's How To Help

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Stuck at home, with graduations and celebrations canceled, young people are feeling disconnected. Here's how to help them through.


Growing Costs And Shrinking Revenues Squeeze Hospitals As They Brace For Coronavirus

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.


What Is The Cost Of COVID-19 Treatment?

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?


As The Pandemic Spreads, Will There Be Enough Ventilators?

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.


How To Boost Your Emergency Supply Of Prescription Medicines

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.


It Could Be A Challenge To Stockpile Your Prescription Medicine

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.


Lessons From U.S. Hospitals Caring For COVID-19 Patients

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.


Evacuated For COVID-19 Scare, Pennsylvania Man Reflects On Life After Quarantine

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.


Would The U.S. Health System Be Ready For A Surge In Coronavirus Cases?

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?


Quarantine Lifted For First Group Of Americans Evacuated From China

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.


Report Finds An Opioid Addiction Medication Is Scarce In Places Which Need It Most

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.


U.S. Hospitals Unprepared For A Quickly Spreading Coronavirus

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.


When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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.