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.
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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.More
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.
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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.More
Finding a place to live is just the start. A doctor shares his experiences with two hurricane refugees.
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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.
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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.More
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.
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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.
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