More than 1.2 million people struggled to put food on the table at some point last year in the Washington, D.C. region. Tens of millions more are struggling across the country.
In 2014, it was hard to miss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that set out to raise money to fund research for the disease. And it paid off. A new treatment was funded by $2.2 million of the funds raised.
Some flu experts are urging many people to get their shots earlier than usual this year because of the potential for an early, possibly severe flu season. But what's the best timing for you?
A controversial new drug for ALS could add months to patients' lives – if it actually works
Some have required rescues, while others are hunkered down and depending on generator power as crews begin to sort through the damage.
Russell Cook expected a quick, inexpensive visit to an urgent care center for his daughter after a car wreck. She wasn't badly hurt, but they were sent to an emergency room — for a much larger bill.
U.S. overdose deaths have exceeded 100,000 a year, yet few hospitals are equipped to treat patients with addiction. A new kind of treatment team connect patients with help before they're discharged.
Tua Tagovailoa sustained a major hit in a Sept. 25 game that the team called a back injury that raised questions. Now, he's being treated for a possible concussion after a Thursday game.
Researchers say diseases that spread between humans and animals will become increasingly commonplace as human expansion into previously uninhabited areas intensifies.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the White House National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator, about the administration's response to the monkeypox outbreak.
Some epidemiologists say the upcoming flu season is a bit of uncharted territory with respect to its expected intensity. That’s because, over the last two years, people have been wearing masks to avoid catching COVID-19, which also dramatically slowed transmission of influenza viruses.
California Rep. Ami Bera was bitten by a rabid fox on Capitol Hill in April. He's OK, but now, he wants to make sure the cost of the lifesaving treatment isn't a burden for those who need it.
People with disabilities, people who can't afford it and people who don't want to abandon their pets are among the many who can't easily get up and leave before a hurricane.
The TV news host, who memorably was tested for colon cancer on the Today show, wrote on her website that she's had surgery and radiation treatment. "Please get your annual mammogram," she said.
The State of Obesity report from Trust for America’s Health looks at factors like poverty, access to healthy food and walkability in communities. It found Georgia made slight improvements in obesity rates since last year’s report.