In several California counties, new mental health courts open up in October. Officials hope to persuade people with psychosis to accept treatment. Critics say, it looks more like coercion.
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Like much of rural America, LaFayette, Alabama, has no hospital or urgent care clinic. As the town's two primary care doctors approach retirement, some experiments are bubbling up to care for people.
There's a growing movement of student-led initiatives to end "period poverty" — a lack of access to menstrual products — by pushing colleges to offer them for free.
New evidence shows that people who maintain a range of healthy habits, from good sleep to physical activity to strong social connections, are significantly less likely to experience depression.
The Republican Party is facing criticism for its messaging around abortion from an unlikely source: former President Donald Trump.
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Ahmad Algeriany with the United Nations reproductive health agency, about conditions in Libya after catastrophic flooding, and what aid is needed.
NPR's A Martinez talks to Ben Marcantonio of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, about in hospice care, how the focus is not about preparing for death, but for living a full life.
New science adds to the evidence that having a sense of purpose and a hobby can help boost your spirits — even for people who are prone to depression.
NPR's A Martinez talks to Mario Tapia, founder of the Latino Center on Aging, and Maria Aranda of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, about quality care issues once a diagnosis is made.
Newbery prize winners Kwame Alexander, a poet, and Jerry Craft, an author and illustrator, went on a mission to Kenya to encourage reading. The kids learned a lot. So did the authors.