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Not all doctors are convinced that the preferred point of connection for patients to blood-cleaning dialysis machines is always the best.
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:25pm
The Supreme Court also ruled 10 clinics that perform abortion can stay open in Texas thereby giving the clinics a chance to appeal the federal court decision ordering them to close in early June.
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:16am
Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:15am
Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:28am
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 2:25pm
Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 2:01pm
Researchers at University of California, San Francisco, are looking to an app for help in collecting health information from people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:37am
The Supreme Court ruling affirming the legality of insurance subsidies for all eligible low-income Americans regardless of where they live clears up one big question. But there are others.
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 5:04am
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to Republican presidential candidates, they say the political fight over Obamacare isn't going anywhere.
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 5:04am
The high court preserved a key provision in Obama's signature health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts' written opinion seems to shut the door on further legal challenges to the law.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:18pm
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Tom Price, who has led efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. Price, a doctor, has introduced alternatives that he says would cover more people.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:37pm
President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists its way forward.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
If the bill passes out of the Legislature, the bill would then move to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. He hasn't indicated whether he'll sign the bill.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:27pm
A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the state Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said whether he will sign it.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:31pm
It's easy to think that hardcore smokers will never quit, and thus e-cigarettes without the smoke is a better alternative. The changing demographics of smoking suggests otherwise, a study finds.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:20pm
Bills to advance or cripple the federal health law in statehouses didn't come to a halt in the months that lawmakers awaited the Supreme Court decision. They may well smolder for months or years.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:01pm
President Obama made comments Thursday about the Supreme Court's ruling that upholds the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are important to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:47am
The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:30am
The court's ruling on Obamacare subsidies gives President Obama a win with his signature health care law. David Greene speaks with the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon, who opposes the law.
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:19am
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. For details on the ruling, Renee Montagne speaks with Nina Totenberg and Mara Liasson.