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Tuesday, October 03, 2023
A significant number of new HIV infections happen among Black women, and a health education effort in Atlanta wants to make sure Black women can access the HIV-prevention medicines known as PrEP.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Republicans in Congress back substantial cuts to the budget of the CDC, taking aim at one of former President Donald Trump's major health programs: a push to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Carter targeted diseases primarily affecting the poor in remote areas — notably "Guinea worm disease." Because of his commitment, case numbers plummeted from 3.6 million a year to just 13 in 2022.
Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Nearly 75% of Americans with disabilities live with a family caregiver, many of them age 60 or older. Updating your care plan now, experts say, can help make sure everyone thrives.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
After a car accident, Frankie Cook went to the ER to make sure she didn't have a concussion. She walked out of the hospital in the clear. Then came the bill.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Russell Cook expected a quick, inexpensive visit to an urgent care center for his daughter after a car wreck. She wasn't badly hurt, but they were sent to an emergency room — for a much larger bill.
Monday, November 01, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on law enforcement agencies. In Georgia, where vaccination rates are low and vaccine mandates are scarce, at least 33 officers have died of COVID-19 in 2021.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
In Georgia, Michigan and Ohio, it's now been a few days of kids between the ages of 12 and 15 getting vaccinated. Each state has also had a different reaction to new CDC guidance on masks.
Friday, February 05, 2021
An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
The two Democratic challengers for the U.S. Senate believe focusing on health care during a pandemic will motivate voters for the Jan. 5 runoff. If both win, their party will control the U.S. Senate.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
With bars and restaurants still open, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is pushing back on the latest report from the Trump Administration which says the state leads the nation in new infections.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Atlanta is the latest big city to require face coverings when people are in public. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is moving forward with the plan despite resistance from Georgia's governor.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
After weeks of keeping a low profile, the CDC's Dr. Robert Redfield tells NPR that data will determine future recommendations for wearing masks or easing back on social distancing.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently spoke with Sam Whitehead of member station WABE. Whitehead speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
People with sickle cell disease aren't fueling the opioid crisis, research shows. Yet some ER doctors still treat patients seeking relief for agonizing sickle cell crises as potential addicts.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
"Street medicine" programs, like one in Atlanta, seek out people living in back alleys and under highways. The public health outreach improves patients' health and is cost-effective, hospitals find.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
On Thursday, one of the world's largest oil paintings starts its trip to a new home. The immersive "cyclorama" puts viewers in the Battle of Atlanta, and is one of just a few of its kind in the U.S.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Wildfires continue to burn in five southern states. Some were intentionally set. Others were fueled by months of drought. Firefighters are struggling to get it all under control.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The yellow-roofed chain diners, ubiquitous in the South, don't just serve up comfort food. Jukeboxes inside play tunes like "There Are Raisins in My Toast" — courtesy of Waffle Records. No joke.