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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Future of Public Health

Article by KHN on Sep 09, 2021

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Watch: Same Providers, Similar Surgeries, But Different Bills

Article by KHN on Sep 04, 2021

Ely Bair had similar surgeries, at the same hospital, with the same insurer. But he received very different big medical bills. KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal joins “CBS This Morning” to break down how this could happen to you and what you can do to avoid it. 

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Telemedicine Abortions Offer Cheaper Options but May Also Undermine Critical Clinics

Article by KHN on Sep 03, 2021

Amy Littlefield Allison Hansen had just gone through a breakup with her boyfriend last year when she discovered she was pregnant. She already had an 8-year-old son and did not want another child.

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Your Covid Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

Article by KHN on Sep 03, 2021

Amy Littlefield The college football season is kicking into high gear, the National Football League season starts Sept. 9, and the baseball pennant races are heating up. For the first time since 2019, nearly all stadiums will be fully open to fans.

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Minister for Seniors at Famed Church Confronts Ageism and the Shame It Brings

Article by KHN on Sep 02, 2021

Judith Graham Later life is a time of reassessment and reflection. What sense do we make of the lives we have lived? How do we come to terms with illness and death? What do we want to give to others as we grow older?

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Voters in Tight Recall Race Sound Off on California Gov. Newsom’s Covid Leadership

Article by KHN on Sep 02, 2021

Judith Graham Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first term in office has been defined by his response to the covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 65,400 Californians.

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How Rape Affects Memory, and Why Police Need to Know About That Brain Science

Article by KHN on Sep 01, 2021

Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio Annie Walker woke up one morning in 2019 with little recollection of the night before. She had bruises on her arms, legs, wrist and lower abdomen.

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To Quarantine or Not: The Hard Choices Schools Are Leaving to Parents and Staff

Article by KHN on Sep 01, 2021

Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio On the second day of high school in Texas, Natosha Daniels’ 14-year-old daughter went all day without eating because she did not want to remove her mask.

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Telehealth’s Limits: Battle Over State Lines and Licensing Threatens Patients’ Options

Article by KHN on Aug 31, 2021

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News If you live in one state, does it matter that the doctor treating you online is in another? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, and the ability to conduct certain virtual appointments may be nearing an end.

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Delta Cutting ‘Like a Buzzsaw’ Through Oregon-California Border Counties

Article by KHN on Aug 31, 2021

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News If you live in one of the rural communities tucked into the forested hillsides along the Oregon-California border and need serious medical care, you’ll probably wind up at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. It serves about nine counties on either side of the border.  

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‘My Time to Live’: Through Novel Program, Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis ’Til the End

Article by KHN on Aug 30, 2021

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News After a decade of living with chronic kidney disease, Vonita McGee knows her body is wearing out.

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Concert Venues Are Banking on Proof of Vaccines or Negative Tests to Woo Back Fans

Article by KHN on Aug 30, 2021

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Fans of the band Wilco could have reasonably interpreted frontman Jeff Tweedy singing “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” at an Aug. 13 concert at St. Louis Music Park as the universe explaining the past year or so.

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Jaw Surgery Takes a $27,119 Bite out of One Man’s Budget

Article by KHN on Aug 27, 2021

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News For years, Ely Bair dealt with migraine headaches, jaw pain and high blood pressure, until a dentist recommended surgery to realign his jaw to get to the root of his health problems.

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