Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts. (Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Analysis of fossilized dental tartar of a medieval woman buried in a German monastery reveals specks of blue to be lapis lazuli — a luxurious pigment used to create gorgeous illuminated manuscripts. (Image credit: Christina […]
Rachel Martin talks to Kerry Hawk-Lessard of Native American Lifelines, who explains how her group will run out of money to pay for health services, if the government shutdown persists.
Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A recent study shows the cost of brand-name drugs is rising — not because of expensive new therapies entering the market but because manufacturers are raising prices on existing drugs. (Image credit: Sigrid Olsson/PhotoAlto/Getty Images)
Hillary Frank struggled after a childbirth injury left her in chronic pain for months. Her podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and her book Weird Parenting Wins aim to give other parents a voice. (Image credit: […]
Loretta Boesing is on a mission to make sure prescription drugs delivered by mail are safe and effective. The life of her son — and others who order medicine by mail — could depend on […]
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)
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune reporter Karen Ann Cullotta about her four-part series investigating the links between firefighters and the cancers they can get in the line of duty.
Black Americans are more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer’s. Yet black people studied appeared to have lower levels of a toxic substance associated with the disease, researchers say. (Image credit: SPL/Science Source)