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Monday, October 30, 2023
Completing a routine depression screening questionnaire during an annual checkup is cost-free under federal law. But, as one woman discovered, answering a doctor's follow-up questions might not be.
Monday, November 28, 2022
Some doctors and medical practices voluntarily give rebates on a bill if an injury occurs during a procedure, while others will not, a medical ethicist says. Here's how patients can respond.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
William Simpson wants to deploy the wild horses across public lands, to live and graze — and ultimately, prevent the worst wildfires.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Wild horses out west are sometimes rounded up kept in captivity. William Simpson wants change that. He says the horses should be freed onto public lands where they can help mitigate forest fires.
Monday, December 27, 2021
When insurance firms wouldn't pay, a woman facing a large tab for her newborn's ICU treatment was given a chance to pay $45,843 a month for a year. The story changed when a reporter got on the line.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Service dogs have long helped veterans with vision or mobility problems. Now the PAWS Veterans Therapy Act will help connect specially trained dogs to some veterans with symptoms of traumatic stress.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
As the pandemic continues, it's hard enough figuring out how to go back safely to an office. But what if you're a rock and roll band going on tour? British band The Fixx talks about their experience.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
COVID-19 and dozens of other acute illnesses now qualify for home treatment thanks to a new federal effort aimed at freeing up hospital beds.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Hospital care for serious diseases like COVID-19 is moving into people's homes. Instead of checking into the hospital, the hospital is coming to people where they live.
Monday, May 03, 2021
All the singers in this U.K. choir have undergone laryngectomies — voice box removal — to treat cancer. Singing builds lung strength, and performing together builds confidence, choir members say.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Concentrating is hard. Concentrating during a pandemic is even harder.
Friday, December 11, 2020
Encouraged by recent Supreme Court rulings, churches in many states are trying to challenge restrictions on worship gatherings, arguing that prayer during the pandemic is essential.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated many businesses, including a small creamery in Northern California that's selling less cheese and buying less milk.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Colleges are rolling out a dizzying diversity of COVID-19 containment plans for students and staff. Some have no plans for routine testing, while others aim to test everyone on campus twice a week.
Monday, June 01, 2020
In Los Angeles on Sunday, peaceful demonstrations turned into violence and looting in the upscale shopping area of Santa Monica. All of Los County was placed under curfew late in the day.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Psychologists say that what a lot of us are feeling these days is, in fact, a form of grief. Here's how to honor that feeling and regain equilibrium as we face an unknown future.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
A new book, The Joy of Movement, offers more motivation to exercise. It's not just about getting fit or looking good: Exercise can give you courage, pleasure and better friendships.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Researchers are studying a new technique for quitting cigarettes. It involves cognitive behavioral therapy and guided hallucination sparked by psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Vaping-related illnesses underscore how addictive nicotine is. A study involving the psychedelic psilocybin is showing promise as a way to permanently kick the smoking habit.
Friday, November 29, 2019
The law aims to settle a long-running battle between Hollister Ranch landowners and advocates for public beach access. The owners worry it could flood the pristine shoreline with trash and pollution.