Category Archives: NPR


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)


May

10

2018
Under A Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Shun Medical Care

Under A Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Shun Medical Care

A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it harder for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid, WIC or other federal medical benefits. (Image credit: Paula Andalo/Kaiser Health News)


May

07

2018
Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here’s How To Prevent It

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here’s How To Prevent It

The tick-borne illness is spreading north and south — about 300,000 U.S. cases a year. As scientists work on better diagnostic tests and surveillance tools, you can take steps to cut your risk. (Image credit: Kenneth H Thomas/Science Source/Getty Images)



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