Posted: 2020-08-07 09:02:00
NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed....
Posted: 2020-08-05 03:01:48
Missouri is the second state to expand the health care program via ballot measure during the pandemic. Nearly a quarter million people could get health insurance thanks to the measure....
Public Health Experts Warn Bars Are Seeds For...

Public Health Experts Warn Bars Are Seeds For Coronavirus Outbreaks


There are many stories of how nights out at bars can lead to coronavirus outbreaks. Public health experts say bars are perfect for spreading this virus. That's led many states to close them ...
Posted: 2020-08-04 08:07:00
Public Health Experts Warn Bars Are Seeds For Coronavirus Outbreaks
There are many stories of how nights out at bars can lead to coronavirus outbreaks. Public health experts say bars are perfect for spreading this virus. That's led many states to close them ...
In Pandemic, Green Doesn't Mean "Go...

In Pandemic, Green Doesn't Mean "Go." How Did Public Health Guidance Get So Muddled?


Public officials continue to send mixed messages about the pandemic: We're open for business, but also, stay home if you can. Without clear guidance, people feel confused or stop trying to b...
Posted: 2020-08-04 10:00:55
In Pandemic, Green Doesn't Mean "Go." How Did Public Health Guidance Get So Muddled?
Public officials continue to send mixed messages about the pandemic: We're open for business, but also, stay home if you can. Without clear guidance, people feel confused or stop trying to b...
Missouri To Vote On Medicaid Expansion To Uni...

Missouri To Vote On Medicaid Expansion To Uninsured Adults


Missourians will vote Tuesday on whether to expand Medicaid to uninsured adults. The pandemic has raised the stakes for residents who have lost jobs and insurance coverage....
Posted: 2020-08-03 08:02:00
Missouri To Vote On Medicaid Expansion To Uninsured Adults
Missourians will vote Tuesday on whether to expand Medicaid to uninsured adults. The pandemic has raised the stakes for residents who have lost jobs and insurance coverage....

Posted: 2020-08-03 09:02:00
For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other do...
Posted: 2020-08-01 12:00:00
Public health officials say a promising coronavirus vaccine is on it's way in 2021. But does that matter if only half of Americans say they're willing to get such a vaccination?...
In Rural Missouri, Latinx Communities Learn T...

In Rural Missouri, Latinx Communities Learn To Contain And Cope With The Coronavirus


Rural Carthage, Mo., is home to a growing community of Latin American immigrants. Language barriers and economic stress have made it harder to slow the spread of COVID-19....
Posted: 2020-08-01 11:00:27
In Rural Missouri, Latinx Communities Learn To Contain And Cope With The Coronavirus
Rural Carthage, Mo., is home to a growing community of Latin American immigrants. Language barriers and economic stress have made it harder to slow the spread of COVID-19....
Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt C...

Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt Conceals Outbreak, Health Worker Says


Medical workers in and outside the country say there's a lack of medicine and tests....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:37:49
Syria Is Overwhelmed By Coronavirus As Govt Conceals Outbreak, Health Worker Says
Medical workers in and outside the country say there's a lack of medicine and tests....
U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, G...

U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline For COVID-19 Vaccine Push


This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date....
Posted: 2020-07-31 04:02:00
U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline For COVID-19 Vaccine Push
This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date....

Posted: 2020-07-30 08:19:00
School nurses are often the first line of health care for students. They are now working with their districts to help make plans for the upcoming school year — but some don't have much of ...
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:00:04
Advocates for expansion say it would create jobs, protect hospitals from budget cuts, bring billions of federal taxpayer dollars back to the state, and bring health coverage to 230,000 more ...
Florida Will Pause Coronavirus Testing Due To...

Florida Will Pause Coronavirus Testing Due To Impending Storm


After the state's testing sites close Thursday evening, they won't reopen until at least Tuesday morning — part of the safety precautions for a likely tropical storm....
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:31:57
Florida Will Pause Coronavirus Testing Due To Impending Storm
After the state's testing sites close Thursday evening, they won't reopen until at least Tuesday morning — part of the safety precautions for a likely tropical storm....
Diversity In Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Deman...

Diversity In Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Demanded From Drug Companies


There are growing demands that drugmakers and investigators ensure diversity in coronavirus vaccine trials by including racial minorities, older people and those with underlying medical cond...
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Diversity In Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Demanded From Drug Companies
There are growing demands that drugmakers and investigators ensure diversity in coronavirus vaccine trials by including racial minorities, older people and those with underlying medical cond...
Florida Health Workers Say They're Feeli...

Florida Health Workers Say They're Feeling The Strain Due To Coronavirus Outbreak


The surge in Florida's coronavirus cases is straining the health care system that's trying to save as many people as possible and protect doctors and nurses from getting sick....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Florida Health Workers Say They're Feeling The Strain Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
The surge in Florida's coronavirus cases is straining the health care system that's trying to save as many people as possible and protect doctors and nurses from getting sick....

Posted: 2020-07-28 03:07:43
Nearly 700,000 Texans have lost health insurance during the pandemic, and the state already had more uninsured people than any other. Many Texans with COVID-19 symptoms hesitate to seek trea...
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:07
Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don't hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent altern...
2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing ...

2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing Phase


Two potential coronavirus vaccines started their final phase of testing Monday. Each trial will include up to 30,000 volunteers....
Posted: 2020-07-27 08:06:00
2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing Phase
Two potential coronavirus vaccines started their final phase of testing Monday. Each trial will include up to 30,000 volunteers....
City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizati...

City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizations Down In Coronavirus Battle


The only hospital in Yakima, Wash., nearly reached its capacity in June due to the coronavirus. But the community took action and now offers lessons on how to bring hospitalizations down....
Posted: 2020-07-24 08:16:00
City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizations Down In Coronavirus Battle
The only hospital in Yakima, Wash., nearly reached its capacity in June due to the coronavirus. But the community took action and now offers lessons on how to bring hospitalizations down....
Trump's Favorite Coronavirus Metric, The...

Trump's Favorite Coronavirus Metric, The Case Fatality, Is Unreliable


President Trump often cites the coronavirus case fatality rate, saying it is more important than the number of cases or deaths. But medical experts say it's not a good way to measure the pan...
Posted: 2020-07-24 09:00:56
Trump's Favorite Coronavirus Metric, The Case Fatality, Is Unreliable
President Trump often cites the coronavirus case fatality rate, saying it is more important than the number of cases or deaths. But medical experts say it's not a good way to measure the pan...

Posted: 2020-07-22 08:05:00
Some studies suggest immunity to the coronavirus doesn't last long. That might have implications for the development of vaccines....
Posted: 2020-07-22 05:00:00
A college student's bill for outpatient knee surgery is a whopper — $96K — but the most mysterious part is a $1,167 charge from a health care provider she didn't even know was in the ope...
Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testi...

Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testing Has A Place, Scientists Say


A single test that can give false reassurance sounds bad. But a $10 test for the coronavirus, if repeated daily, would discover real infections, say proponents of such tests as screening too...
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:03:00
Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testing Has A Place, Scientists Say
A single test that can give false reassurance sounds bad. But a $10 test for the coronavirus, if repeated daily, would discover real infections, say proponents of such tests as screening too...
Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? ...

Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? We'll Find Out When Schools Reopen


Studies show children have lower rates of COVID-19 and have milder symptoms than adults. But there's less information on how much kids spread the virus, which is key to safely reopen schools...
Posted: 2020-07-20 02:34:59
Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? We'll Find Out When Schools Reopen
Studies show children have lower rates of COVID-19 and have milder symptoms than adults. But there's less information on how much kids spread the virus, which is key to safely reopen schools...
Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Hemophilia, Bu...

Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Hemophilia, But Could Be Most Expensive U.S. Drug Ever


The first gene therapy for hemophilia could be approved by the FDA within six months, according to the drugmaker, raising hopes among families. But the drug's price could be $3 million per p...
Posted: 2020-07-20 11:13:00
Gene Therapy Shows Promise For Hemophilia, But Could Be Most Expensive U.S. Drug Ever
The first gene therapy for hemophilia could be approved by the FDA within six months, according to the drugmaker, raising hopes among families. But the drug's price could be $3 million per p...

Posted: 2020-07-20 09:00:29
People who lose their job-based health plan usually get 60 days to decide to continue it — and pay more — under federal rules. But a recent pandemic-related rule change allows more decis...
Posted: 2020-07-17 07:55:00
The U.S. health care industry has begun reducing the use of high-risk opioid pain medications. But clinicians in many fields still prescribe large quantities of opioids, ignoring federal gui...
Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Er...

Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Era


Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common s...
Posted: 2020-07-17 09:00:02
Navigating Pregnancy Risks In The COVID-19 Era
Preliminary evidence suggests the coronavirus can pass through the placenta, and pregnancy slightly raises a woman's risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Medical experts urge calm and common s...
Arkansas Health Secretary On The Surge Of Cor...

Arkansas Health Secretary On The Surge Of Coronavirus Cases In The State


NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Arkansas' outgoing health secretary, about coronavirus cases in his state and his new job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
Arkansas Health Secretary On The Surge Of Coronavirus Cases In The State
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Arkansas' outgoing health secretary, about coronavirus cases in his state and his new job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely ...

Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse


Dr. Christine Montross says people with serious mental illnesses in the U.S. are far more likely to be incarcerated than to be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Her new book is Waiting for ...
Posted: 2020-07-16 05:42:00
Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse
Dr. Christine Montross says people with serious mental illnesses in the U.S. are far more likely to be incarcerated than to be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Her new book is Waiting for ...

Posted: 2020-07-16 04:45:41
Companies that made hats, socks and teddy bears have started producing surgical masks to protect people from COVID-19. Some sellers exaggerate their standing with the Food and Drug Administ...
Posted: 2020-07-16 07:11:00
Gov. Brian Kemp is overruling directives in cities such as Atlanta and Savannah, insisting that the state's less stringent guidelines take precedence....
Spike In Coronavirus Cases Overwhelms Intensi...

Spike In Coronavirus Cases Overwhelms Intensive Care Units At Florida Hospitals


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. David J. De La Zerda, director of the medical intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, about the surge in coronavirus patients at Florida's hospital...
Posted: 2020-07-13 08:05:00
Spike In Coronavirus Cases Overwhelms Intensive Care Units At Florida Hospitals
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. David J. De La Zerda, director of the medical intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, about the surge in coronavirus patients at Florida's hospital...
Experts Worry About Arizona Health Care Syste...

Experts Worry About Arizona Health Care System As State's Hospitals Near Capacity


Arizona hospitals are now reaching capacity — some have to send patients to other states. Many experts are concerned the health care system could soon crumble under pressure....
Posted: 2020-07-10 07:45:00
Experts Worry About Arizona Health Care System As State's Hospitals Near Capacity
Arizona hospitals are now reaching capacity — some have to send patients to other states. Many experts are concerned the health care system could soon crumble under pressure....
More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Mas...

More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public


An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates....
Posted: 2020-07-10 05:32:00
More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public
An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates....

Posted: 2020-07-09 02:26:06
"This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested," Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on social media....
Posted: 2020-07-09 11:00:26
With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's important to document your wishes for your care should you get seriously ill. Doing so can ease the way for family in difficult moments....
Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'...

Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help


Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent....
Posted: 2020-07-08 11:00:41
Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help
Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent....
Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion ...

Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion Into Coronavirus Vaccine Development


The federal government on Tuesday announced grants for the development and manufacture of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 totaling over $2 billion....
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:57:00
Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion Into Coronavirus Vaccine Development
The federal government on Tuesday announced grants for the development and manufacture of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 totaling over $2 billion....
The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You ...

The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?


Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it....
Posted: 2020-07-06 11:00:26
The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?
Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it....

Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:26
People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are cryin...
Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:00
Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of t...
Texas Hospital CEO: People Need To Change The...

Texas Hospital CEO: People Need To Change Their Behaviors 'Dramatically'


NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Dr. Marc Boom, CEO of Houston Methodist hospital network, about the challenges facing Texas due to the coronavirus and lessons learned from other hotspots....
Posted: 2020-07-05 09:20:00
Texas Hospital CEO: People Need To Change Their Behaviors 'Dramatically'
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Dr. Marc Boom, CEO of Houston Methodist hospital network, about the challenges facing Texas due to the coronavirus and lessons learned from other hotspots....
My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out T...

My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There?


As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and limiting attendance. But experts say it's still safer to exercise...
Posted: 2020-07-05 11:00:34
My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There?
As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and limiting attendance. But experts say it's still safer to exercise...
How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?...

How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?


Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's pri...
Posted: 2020-07-03 08:01:00
How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?
Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's pri...

Posted: 2020-07-02 11:46:59
The percentage of positive tests in Arizona is more than three times the national average, and hospital capacity has become a concern....
Posted: 2020-07-02 11:33:48
We look at the risks to consider (and precautions to take) before a restaurant meal. Also: How risky is it to fly on fully booked flights?...
California Halts Many Indoor Businesses In 19...

California Halts Many Indoor Businesses In 19 Counties As Coronavirus Cases Spike


Restaurants, wineries, zoos and museums in the affected counties must shift their operations outdoors, Gov. Gavin Newsom says. Bars will shut down entirely....
Posted: 2020-07-01 09:20:15
California Halts Many Indoor Businesses In 19 Counties As Coronavirus Cases Spike
Restaurants, wineries, zoos and museums in the affected counties must shift their operations outdoors, Gov. Gavin Newsom says. Bars will shut down entirely....
Oklahoma Votes For Medicaid Expansion Over Ob...

Oklahoma Votes For Medicaid Expansion Over Objections Of Republican State Leaders


A narrow majority approved the ballot measure, making Oklahoma the 37th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 200,000 uninsured adults will now qualify for cov...
Posted: 2020-07-01 08:44:00
Oklahoma Votes For Medicaid Expansion Over Objections Of Republican State Leaders
A narrow majority approved the ballot measure, making Oklahoma the 37th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 200,000 uninsured adults will now qualify for cov...
Foreign-Born Doctors Start Their Residencies ...

Foreign-Born Doctors Start Their Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid The Pandemic


Thousands of foreign-born doctors started their residencies at the U.S. hospitals Wednesday amid two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and the White House's new immigration restr...
Posted: 2020-07-01 08:08:00
Foreign-Born Doctors Start Their Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid The Pandemic
Thousands of foreign-born doctors started their residencies at the U.S. hospitals Wednesday amid two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and the White House's new immigration restr...