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  1. Medical Students Push For More LGBT Health Training To Address Disparities
    One in 5 LGBT adults has avoided medical care for fear of discrimination, according to a recent survey, and 80 percent of physicians surveyed say they feel "not competent" to treat LGBT patients.
  2. How Much Is That CAT Scan? Now You Can Check (If You Know Billing Codes)
    Starting this month, hospitals must publish prices for procedures and services online. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro it's not very user friendly — yet.
  3. Federal Shutdown Has Meant Steep Health Bills For Some Families
    An air traffic controller is just one employee locked into the terms of a health plan because of the ongoing federal shutdown. It's meant his child's hospital bills are "out-of-network."
  4. Clinics Struggle To Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups And Green Cards
    Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That's the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid.
  5. El Paso Pediatrician Discusses Medical Needs Of Migrant Children In Detention Centers
    NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Carlos Gutierrez, a pediatrician in El Paso, Texas, about the medical needs of migrants and what actions should be taken to ensure their safety in detention centers.
  6. Most Federal Workers' Health Coverage To Continue During Shutdown, Even If Pay Stops
    Basic health insurance for most affected federal workers will stay in effect, but circumstances are murkier for contractors.
  7. Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies
    Pregnant women in intensive care with severe cases of the flu have a higher risk of giving birth to babies prematurely. The risk of breathing problems for the baby is also substantially higher.
  8. Democrats' Health Care Ambitions Meet The Reality Of Divided Government
    Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
  9. Where U.S. Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019
    Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court.
  10. Prescription Drug Costs Driven By Manufacturer Price Hikes, Not Innovation
    A recent study shows the cost of brand-name drugs is rising — not because of expensive new therapies entering the market but because manufacturers are raising prices on existing drugs.
  11. Laws Intended To Protect Firefighters Who Get Cancer Often Lack Teeth
    When they run into burning buildings, firefighters get exposed to carcinogens. In many states, laws were passed to protect them if they get cancer. But firefighters often get denied benefits anyway.
  12. How The Federal Shutdown Is Affecting Health Programs
    As the partial closure of the government continues, here's a look at the affected programs that have a bearing on health and health care.
  13. Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias
    In a recent study of patients treated by emergency medical responders in Oregon, black patients were 40 percent less likely to get pain medicine than their white peers. Why?
  14. Activists Brace For 2019 Abortion-Rights Battles In The States
    The stakes are higher with a newly configured U.S. Supreme Court. Abortion-rights opponents say they're ultimately hoping to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  15. Opioid-Makers Face Wave of Lawsuits in 2019
    Opioid manufacturers and distributors will be defending themselves against cases brought by thousands of communities around the country.
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