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Jan 23, 2020
A new illness is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, including one confirmed case in the U.S. As airports ramp up screening efforts, public health experts question if they help.
Jan 23, 2020
Corporate hospital systems are acquiring smaller hospitals, particularly in rural areas. What does this mean for staff and patients?
Jan 23, 2020
A new survey of 10,000 Americans finds 61% of us are lonely. Young people, men and those new at their jobs are some of the hardest hit.
Jan 23, 2020
One of the biggest changes is that the Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to consider emotional support animals as service animals, as they have in the past.
Jan 23, 2020
Transportation in and out of the city of 11 million is being shut down as cases of the coronavirus are being reported throughout China and abroad. Wuhan is believed to be the contagion's epicenter.
Jan 22, 2020
This week, five U.S. airports will be screening passengers from flights originating in China for the new coronavirus. In San Francisco, people say they are cautious but not worried.
Jan 22, 2020
Chinese officials have announced they are suspending transportation out of the city of Wuhan to stem the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened at least 500 people, including 17 deaths, in China.
Jan 22, 2020
President Trump downplayed the severity of head injuries sustained by American troops in Iraq. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Cifu of VCU about combat-related traumatic brain injuries.
Jan 22, 2020
The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses. Here's how some of the best-known coronaviruses compare with this newly identified member of the viral family.
Jan 22, 2020
It's the most dramatic change in the wake of the newly discovered virus, which has so far infected some 500 individuals and killed 17. Will it help stem the outbreak?
Jan 22, 2020
A study this month showed giving extra social services to the neediest patients didn't reduce hospital readmissions. Now health advocates say that might not be the right measurement of success.
Jan 22, 2020
In more than 30 states, it is illegal for someone with HIV to have sex without first disclosing their status. Some are now trying to change that, arguing that those laws endanger public health.
Jan 22, 2020
The virus, known as 2019-nCoV, was discovered last month in the central city of Wuhan. It has since spread to other parts of China, and isolated cases are reported in Japan, the U.S. and elsewhere.
Jan 21, 2020
How big a threat is the new coronavirus linked to a pneumonia outbreak in China? Here's what experts will need to answer that question.
Jan 21, 2020
A Seattle-area man who recently traveled to China returned infected with the coronavirus responsible for at least 300 illnesses and at least six deaths. It's the first U.S. case of the new virus.