Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
After years of decline, rates of uninsured children on on the rise. Immigrants and Hispanics saw large growth, possibly because of Trump administration policies.
Monday, September 09, 2019
Researchers asked adults to reflect back on their happy childhood memories. They found those who recalled more were less likely to have depression in adulthood and had more supportive relationships.
Friday, September 06, 2019
Doctors and nurses are often barred from turning to FDA-approved medications that research shows to be the most effective way to quit. Critics of that policy say stigma is undermining best practice
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, and that includes doctors and nurses. But unlike the general population, they are often barred from medications like methadone, the gold standard of treatment.
Friday, August 30, 2019
A massive suit against the opioid industry could cost them more than $10 billion. But, is that enough money to cover the costs of overdose deaths, treatment programs and more?
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The Trump administration's Office for Civil Rights put a hospital in Vermont on notice that it violated federal rules by forcing a nurse to help with an abortion. The hospital denies the charge.
Monday, August 26, 2019
The $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson will cover one year of addiction treatment and prevention the judge says. But health economists predict it will take decades to abate the problem.
Friday, August 23, 2019
The majority are Inuit. They laugh about his interest but also take it seriously. One says such talk is "extremely imperialistic and should not be something that we hear world leaders say in 2019."
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Provisional overdose data for 2018 show a note of hope in an overall bleak picture. But in some states, the numbers actually got worse. What explains the disparities?
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Trump administration officials say drugs' list prices are like cars' sticker prices — easily negotiated. But in the life and death world of medicine, say price watchers, that analogy falls apart.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
It was a tough week for the agency in charge of implementing Trump's ambitious plans to reduce drug costs. The administration rolled back one plan and had another shot down in court.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
President Trump has signed an executive order pushing for sweeping changes in the way kidney disease is treated.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Oral arguments wrapped up Tuesday in New Orleans in a closely-watched lawsuit that could eventually decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
The Affordable Care Act goes on trial Tuesday in New Orleans. The appeals case — Texas versus United States — is yet another lawsuit that seeks to have President Obama's signature law overturned.
Monday, July 01, 2019
The rule was intended to protect health care workers who refuse to assist in procedures like abortion because of religious or moral beliefs. Plaintiffs argue the rule could put patient safety at risk.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Certain high-cost drugs are straining state budgets. A new deal approved Wednesday allows Louisiana to spend a fixed amount for unlimited access to a costly cure. Other states may try to follow suit.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
When patients can't afford to pay their medical bills, many hospitals offer a payment plan — or free or discounted care. But some try to collect by suing patients and garnishing their wages.
Monday, June 24, 2019
President Trump is issuing an executive order intended to force hospitals to disclose prices. A lot of work remains to turn this order into a regulation, and the industry is resisting the move.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A new law would let the state make bulk purchases of prescription drugs from Canada. But it still faces hurdles that could keep it from becoming reality.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR's recent poll on rural health found that's especially true for one group: people with disabilities.