Jan

29

2018
Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Enlarge this image A review of the evidence suggests that alerting people — by text, phone call or other method — when they’re due or overdue to get a particular vaccination can boost immunization rates. Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images Marian Smith somehow missed getting a flu shot this year, which is unlike her — in the past, she always…

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Jan

29

2018
Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

Enlarge this image Andria Smith (left) with her daughter Delilah Smith (center) and Jenna Sauter’s son, Maverick Hawkins, in Nevada City, Calif. The mothers are both members of the FaceBook group “Pot Smoking Moms Who Cuss Sometimes.” Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News Two-year old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red plastic car in his grandmother’s living room in…

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Jan

27

2018
Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

Enlarge this image Patients are treated at the Samaritan’s Purse diphtheria clinic in Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Joyce for NPR Diphtheria poses one more threat to already beleaguered Rohingya refugees. The outbreak started in the sprawling camps in Bangladesh in November soon after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya arrived. It appeared to…

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Jan

27

2018
No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

Enlarge this image Donavan Dunn is trained to drive fragile Medicaid patients like Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., to health appointments. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption toggle caption Heidi de Marco/KHN Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., waits in her wheelchair for a ride to the hospital. The 27-pound girl is dressed in polka-dot…

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