Health & Safety
With winter settled in, going outside means frigid temperatures, early darkness and rain or snow. That can make it hard to get out to exercise. NPR's Life Kit has tips on how to work out in the cold.
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia leave seniors at risk for financial mismanagement and exploitation. With few regulatory safeguards, it falls on families to monitor the risk and intervene.
In the wake of the disaster, people around the world want to help. Here's advice from experts on how to select a charity.
As President Biden gives his State of the Union address, his administration is struggling to stem a devastating wave of fentanyl deaths. Here's how the opioid crisis has evolved in deadly ways.
"This is an awful situation that has caused unnecessary trauma for the impacted resident and her loved ones," the New York attorney general's office told NPR.
Researchers surveyed commuters to find out what they do — and don't — get out of the daily trek to and from work. Many people say it's invaluable personal time to recover and switch gears.
Hispanic patients had a 40% higher risk of staph than white patients, a study found, and black patients are more at risk as well. The report outlines steps doctors can take to keep patients safer.
A prosthetics clinic that once served mostly American military veterans is now helping Ukrainian amputees get state of the art prostheses.
When the antiviral drug Paxlovid was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late 2021, many experts hailed it as a game-changing treatment for high-risk patients battling COVID-19.
A new study looks at whether placing health care workers in churches can help eliminate health disparities that disproportionately affect Black communities in the South.