Low reimbursements, high numbers of uninsured patients and staffing shortages are impacting rural hospitals nationwide. But in Randolph County, Ga., access to critical lifesaving care has all but disappeared.
Powerful new artificial intelligence tools can perpetuate long-standing racial inequities if they are not designed very carefully. Researchers and regulators are taking note, but perils are vast.
Sunscreen is crucial for skin protection and the SPF is important. But dermatologists say the key to good summer skin care is applying plenty of lotion and re-applying it often, even when it's cloudy.
The number of doctors of osteopathy is surging, and more than half of them practice in primary care, including in rural areas hit hard by doctor shortages.
Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress and trauma, all drive America's declining life expectancy and high rates of chronic disease. So how can we live better in America? NPR looks for answers.
From excessive hygiene to low-fiber diets, author Theresa MacPhail explores the deep-rooted causes of rising allergy rates in her new book Allergic.
A team of researchers tracked thousands of people who took a daily multivitamin for three years. At the end of the first year, they performed slightly better on memory tests than people on a placebo.
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated its inaugural class of physicians from its campus in South Georgia Thursday afternoon.
Opvee is similar to naloxone, the life-saving drug that has been used for decades to quickly counter overdoses of heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers.
Utah banned gender affirming surgery for trans youth in January, but now the state's largest health care system has apparently abandoned plans to offer gender affirming surgeries for adults, too.
MCG could enroll 40 more students per year once the campus is open.
Ash Williams, an abortion doula in North Carolina, talks about the state's new ban on most abortions past the 12-week mark.
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Kevin Tanner spoke at the 27th annual Carter Center Mental Health Forum on May 18. He says lack of access to behavioral health care has to do with staffing shortages and they are looking for ways to retain and recruit workers, including higher pay.
The NIH will track the diets and lifestyles of 10,000 people to see how genetics, biology and the microbiome impact people's health. The study will use AI to tailor individual diet advice.
Mifepristone, a medication used for abortion, is the subject of arguments today in a federal appeals court case that could make it illegal.