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Monday, June 25, 2018
Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine.
Monday, June 11, 2018
With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, one school district is trying something different: staff the schools with a midwife.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Trump administration laid out limits on how much flexibility it would allow states in running Medicaid. Work requirements are in and lifetime caps are out.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
PrEP is shorthand for a pill that prevents HIV infection, if taken daily. As Washington, D.C. aims to cut new infections in half by 2020, it hopes to quadruple the number of residents on the medicine.
Monday, April 09, 2018
The horror movie is a hit at the box office, but poses a conundrum for those who like to take in their cinema with snacks.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
A new survey finds that many students at universities and community colleges are struggling to pay for basic needs — and that's hampering their ability to learn and complete their degrees.
Friday, February 02, 2018
It's a particularly harsh flu season. In the close quarters of dorm rooms and cafeterias and study groups, the flu will come to college campuses. And when it does, one scientist will be ready.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Children's Health Insurance Program drew bipartisan support for two decades. After brinkmanship over the federal budget, an agreement to end the shutdown has assured CHIP funding for six years.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Washington, D.C., is experimenting with providing home visits and telemedicine to people on Medicaid, with the goal of making it less likely they'll end up in the emergency room.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired in September. Millions of children could lose coverage, unless Congress acts soon to restore the money to keep the program running.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Yaritza Martinez was infected with the Zika virus when she was 12 weeks pregnant. Doctors in Washington, D.C., are studying her son and other children to see if the virus has affected their health.
Friday, September 29, 2017
It's not against the law for politicians to consider politics when they're redrawing districts, but the situation in Wisconsin is particularly aggressive.
Friday, September 22, 2017
If a man and a woman are married and a child is born, the man is automatically a parent. But if a woman who gives birth is married to another woman, parental rights are not guaranteed for her spouse.
Monday, September 18, 2017
"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
An average of 37 children die in hot cars each year. A new bill in Congress aims to address the problem by requiring all new autos to remind drivers to check the back seat when they leave the car.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.