Selena Simmons-Duffin

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To Combat Generic Drugs' High Prices, Civica RX To Make 2 Antibiotics

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Civica, a non-profit drug company, was founded last year by a hospital executive tired of short supplies and high prices for generic drugs. Civica has announced the first drugs it will be making.

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States Sue Drugmakers Over Alleged Generic-Price-Fixing Scheme

Monday, May 13, 2019

A new lawsuit brought by 44 states and Puerto Rico alleges an "industrywide" conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to collude on prices and divide up the market.

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What's Behind A Rise In Conscience Complaints For Health Care Workers?

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A new rule expands protection for health care workers who refuse to provide certain care on moral grounds. The rule cites a sudden rise in religious discrimination complaints. What's fueling the rise?

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Will Displaying Drug List Prices In Ads Help Lower Costs?

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The government wants consumers to have sticker shock about drug prices. A new rule requires list prices be displayed in TV ads. Patients advocates are not sure it will do much to lower prices.

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Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.

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How HHS Secretary Reconciles Proposed Medicaid Cuts, Stopping The Spread Of HIV

Monday, April 08, 2019

As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar is charged with making Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030 work. "We have an historic opportunity," he tells NPR.

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New Parents: Tell Us Your Stories About Getting Contradictory Advice

Saturday, April 06, 2019

There are, thankfully, tons of places to get parenting advice: relatives, co-workers, books and the Internet. The problem is that sometimes that advice is totally contradictory.

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Halting U.S. HIV Epidemic By 2030: Difficult But Doable

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The Trump administration has a plan to end the spread of HIV in the U.S. in 10 years. HIV/AIDS advocates say it's feasible but that the administration's actions on health run counter to the goal.

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Pregnant Women: Avoid Soft Cheeses, But Do Get These Shots

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.

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'Where The Need Is': Tackling Teen Pregnancy With A Midwife At School

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.

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For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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.

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Administration Rejects Proposal For Lifetime Medicaid Cap

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.

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

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.

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PrEP Campaign Aims To Block HIV Infection And Save Lives In D.C.

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.

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Yes, You Really Do Hear Each Crunch Of Popcorn While Watching 'A Quiet Place'

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.

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Food, Housing Insecurity May Be Keeping College Students From Graduating

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.

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When The Flu Hits Campus, The Gesundheit Machine Will Be Ready

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.

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After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

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.

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Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?

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.

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

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.

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