Category Archives: NPR


May

22

2018
Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside? (Image credit: GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images)


May

15

2018
Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds

Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds

Doctors are prescribing fewer drugs to children, especially antibiotics. But use of certain drugs include ADHD medications has increased. (Image credit: Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images)


May

15

2018
Vision Care Lags, With Blind Spots In Insurance Coverage

Vision Care Lags, With Blind Spots In Insurance Coverage

Up to 16 million people in the U.S. have undiagnosed or uncorrected vision errors that could be helped by glasses, contact lenses or surgery. But many health plans don’t include routine vision care. (Image credit: FatCamera/Getty Images)


May

14

2018
Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

To us non-babies, babbles like “ah-gah” and “dadadadada” can sound like cute gobbledygook. But they don’t have to be such a mystery. We’ll get a primer on how to decipher the dialect of tiny humans. (Image credit: Petri Oeschger/Getty Images)



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