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The Biden administration says a recently proposed minimum staffing standard would help ensure quality care, but nursing home leaders predict it will accelerate a trend of closures in rural America.
A new study finds a 50-fold growth in deaths from combined use of stimulants and opioids. The toxic and contaminated drug supply is to blame.
Updated versions of the mRNA vaccines roll out this week. Experts say they offer good protection against current COVID variants. Who should get them, and when's the best time to roll up your sleeve?
Patients and doctors in Tennessee, Idaho and Oklahoma are taking legal action against state abortion bans. Women told dramatic stories of dangerous pregnancies and delayed care.
A panel of experts has concluded that a common ingredient in over-the-counter decongestants does not work. This could lead to the product being pulled from store shelves.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has given the “all clear” after campus was locked down on Wednesday over reports of an armed and dangerous person on or near campus.
Health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine this fall along with their annual flu shot. The vaccine could be available by the end of this week, according to the North Carolina Department of Human Services. Officials note the vaccine is arriving just as North Carolina is seeing an uptick in infections, It's recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is filing lawsuits in three different states over delayed and denied abortions. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 12, 2023.)
Birmingham, Ala., is seeing a high rate of overdose deaths and addiction among Black men. Officials blame fentanyl and a lack of addiction treatment.