Knowing how to differentiate between symptoms of each can be important, especially if you’re at high risk for flu’s complications. Influenza can lead to pneumonia, hospitalization and even death. (Image credit: CSA-Printstock/Getty Images)
Doctors told Toni and Jim Hoy their young son needed intensive, specialized care away from home — institutional services that cost at least $100,000 a year. Insurance wouldn’t cover the cost. (Image credit: Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media)
At age 10, Daniel Hoy was diagnosed with several mental health conditions. In order to get him needed care, his parents had to make a dramatic decision: they had to give custody of him to the state.
Republican Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate after 42 years. He led bipartisan efforts to get more kids and AIDS patients health care. He also thrived on donations from the drug industry. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images)
NPR’s Debbie Elliot speaks with Jordan Shapiro about his new book, “The New Childhood,” which explains how children should engage with the digital technology around them.
Half of the parents of young children in a recent survey said their kids fear going to the doctor. Some admit skipping vaccines and needed appointments. Here’s how to nip medical anxiety in the bud. (Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR)
There is cause for optimism — and for despair. One statistic is so distressing that the Red Cross calls it “a hideous milestone for the 21st century.” (Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP)
Rhode Island is among a growing number of states allowing children with autism to be treated with medical marijuana. The benefits are unproved and the full extent of the risks are unknown. (Image credit: Lynn Arditi/The Public’s Radio)
I had gone home to rural Zimbabwe for the holiday. In the village shop, two skinny young boys came in to buy cooking oil and bread. They hoped to use any leftover change to buy treats. (Image credit: Courtesy of Ed Mabaya)
A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it’s not for everyone. (Image credit: Kristen Uroda for NPR)