Health & Safety

  • 7:11pm Jun 22, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

    Medicaid in Mississippi provides insurance to 1 in 5 residents. But funding could stop July 1 if politicians don't act. The Legislature has brought the program to the brink over a debate about expanding it under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Family-planning clinics would be pushed down the list of health services receiving funding from the state if a budget bill moving through the Ohio Legislature is signed into law.
    6:53pm Jun 22, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Ohio Family-Planning Services At Mercy Of Budget Bill

    The bill would put family-planning clinics at the bottom of the list for funding. Even those clinics that do not perform abortions but offer referrals expect a major financial blow. Proponents of the measure are clear in their goal: end abortions. But how will it affect other women's health services?
  • 6:42pm Jun 20, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

    Suicide killed more U.S. troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, a trend that's likely to continue this year. The causes and remedies are complicated, but Fort Bliss in Texas has bucked the trend. Suicides have declined there, after implementation of an interactive suicide prevention program.
  • How many calories in that bite? My Fitness Pal and other fitness and nutrition apps can help find the answer.
    Heather Rousseau / NPR
    10:39pm Jun 18, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

    Smartphone apps can help count calories or detect a heart attack. People are embracing them to manage many aspects of their health. But medical apps are largely unregulated now, so there's no easy way to be sure which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren't.
  • 8:43pm Jun 18, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government Health & Safety

    House Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    The legislation is one of the most far-reaching abortion bills in decades and follows the May murder convictions of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The bill, which would ban nearly all abortions starting 20 weeks after fertilization, is unlikely to ever become law.
  • 1:52pm Jun 18, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Help

    After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, states have taken steps to limit gun access for people with mental illness. In Connecticut, a new law requires psychiatric hospitals to report anyone who is voluntarily admitted, so the state can revoke any gun licenses they may hold. Some in the mental health community say it could prevent people from seeking psychiatric help.