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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the second year in a row, according to new provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Dr. Fauci has been at the National Institutes of Health for over 50 years. On Monday, the nation's top infectious disease doctor announced he'll be stepping down from government service in December.
Saturday, August 06, 2022
A deal on the table in Congress would help deliver on a long-time promise: to make prescription drugs more affordable. It includes a $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare patients.
Friday, August 05, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act aims to put caps on drug price increases and out of pocket spending. It also includes a provision allowing Medicare to negotiate price some drugs.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
President Biden is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
More than half of uninsured kids qualify for free coverage but don't know it. The government has released $49 million to get the word out, especially as the end of the COVID health emergency looms.
Sunday, July 03, 2022
In a departure from earlier Supreme Court decisions on abortion, Justice Alito's abortion opinion barely mentions medicine. This creates a perilous new legal reality for doctors, legal analysts say.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Physicians must treat in line with patients' wishes and standards of care. Some medical ethicists say that abortion bans will force doctors to disregard these obligations in order to follow the law.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
NPR talks to Claire Hannan, who has helped navigate vaccine rollouts in all 50 states, about some of the challenges involved in quickly getting shots out to millions of young kids.
Thursday, June 02, 2022
After the leak of the draft opinion in which the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe, we asked for your questions about the future of abortion care in the U.S. Here's what our experts said.
Monday, May 30, 2022
The Supreme Court will soon rule on a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion. You've sent us your questions about what will happen if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned. Some experts answer.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
According to official numbers, more than 100,000 people are testing positive for COVID-19 each day in the U.S., more than double the rate a month ago.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Thanks to at-home testing, official reports are missing a lot of the COVID cases circulating now. Is the U.S. in the midst of an invisible surge? Here's how to assess the situation where you live.
Friday, May 13, 2022
A large share of the nearly 1 million people who died of COVID in the U.S. may have lived if they'd gotten vaccinated. A new analysis shows how many lives could have been saved across the country.
Saturday, May 07, 2022
Abortion providers explain the myriad circumstances in which someone might end a pregnancy. Situations can be complex, plus, pregnancy can be risky.
Friday, April 29, 2022
The U.S. assistant secretary for health, who will speak at Texas Christian University, says physicians need to be more vocal in fighting politically motivated attacks on vulnerable trans youth.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
The U.S. needs to ensure everyone has an equitable chance to protect themselves, and if people don't have that opportunity, they need to be able to rely on others to be compassionate, he says.
Friday, April 22, 2022
One law professor has a theory about the Justice Department's slow response — and it all goes back to a case involving "heavy knitted underwear" from the 1940s.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle's decision hinged on a definition of the word 'sanitation' that public health experts and legal scholars say missed the mark.