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  1. Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill
    Home health firms sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay for their services, say advocates for patients.
  2. White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health
    Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.
  3. How Active Duty Military Are Navigating Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana
    California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.
  4. As Flu Season Strains Hospitals, Doctor Offers Advice For How To Stay Healthy
    An unusually severe flu season has strained hospitals around the country with overflowing emergency rooms. In California alone, at least 42 people have died from the flu. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Dr. Adrian Cotton, chief of medical operations at Loma Linda University Health System, about the influx of patients and what people can do to protect themselves.
  5. When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?
    A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.
  6. For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof
    Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.
  7. The Call-In: The Nursing Industry
    Depending on where you live, nurses can be in short supply. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Peter Buerhaus, a nursing professor at Montana State University, about the changing nursing industry.
  8. Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak
    Researchers knew the HIV outbreak in the small town of Austin, Ind., was related to IV drug use. Mapping how the virus mutated over time revealed its path — and how it might have been stopped.
  9. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin On Requiring Medicaid Recipients To Work
    Kentucky is the first state to require Medicaid recipients to work or get job training in order to qualify for aid. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Gov. Matt Bevin about the new requirements.
  10. The Forgotten Needs Of Refugees From Hurricane Irma
    Finding a place to live is just the start. A doctor shares his experiences with two hurricane refugees.
  11. New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult
    Indiana is one of the states poised to get permission to require Medicaid recipients to work. Advocates say work requirements may be good politics but they're bad policy.
  12. Utah Gov. On State's Proposal To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his state's proposal to impose a work or community engagement requirement on Medicaid recipients. The Trump administration recently opened the door for states to implement such policies.
  13. Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicaid Recipients
    The move comes one day after the Trump administration said it would let states add work requirements to their Medicaid programs, which provide health coverage for people with low incomes.
  14. Flu Season Is Shaping Up To Be A Nasty One, CDC Says
    The flu season started early this year and is already widespread throughout the country and intense in dozens of states. But it's not too late to get that flu shot, officials say.
  15. Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses
    Doctors are telling families to refill prescriptions now. Other physicians are giving away drugs to make sure patients have enough if the Children's Health Insurance Program goes unfunded.


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