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It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

The latest technology makes managing Type 1 diabetes much easier. But managing insurance company rules for the supplies is a big obstacle for some patients.

Want To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters

An Oregon epidemiologist is using data to find patterns in suicides, then offering prevention training at the motels where people keep taking their lives, the animal shelter where they give away their pets, the pain clinics where patients struggle. Her model is spreading to Humboldt County, Calif., and elsewhere.

Hill Hodgepodge: Pelosi Draws From Democrats, GOP And Trump For Drug Plan

The House speaker announced her plan for lowering drug prices, which includes negotiations between drugmakers and federal health officials.

How Cruise Ship Passengers Should Prepare For Sickness Or Injury At Sea

Passengers on massive cruise ships could be struck by norovirus or accidents ranging from falls to broken bones. Then what?

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Invasive Mosquitoes Plunge Deeper Into California

Invasive mosquito species capable of carrying dangerous viruses such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever have been detected in 16 California counties. There’s no evidence the mosquitoes have transmitted these diseases within the state, but health officials urge residents to take steps to slow their spread.

Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Tennessee Seeks Medicaid Changes

Tennessee wants to convert its Medicaid program to a block grant. But is its plan legal? Meanwhile, Congress continues to struggle with legislation to rein in prescription drug prices and surprise medical bills. This week, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Rovner also interviews Dr. Marty Makary, author of the new book “The Price We Pay” about why health care costs so much.

Which Was Worse: The Bachelor Party Hangover Or The Hangover From The ER Bill?

One groom’s bachelor party hangover illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.

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Special Coverage

Audio Postcard

Managing Diabetes

Some people with diabetes are constructing their own devices for managing their chronic condition.

The Collapse Of A Hospital Empire — And Towns Left In The Wreckage

Jorge A. Perez and his management company, EmpowerHMS, helped run an empire of rural hospitals. Now, 12 of them have entered bankruptcy and eight have closed their doors.

Explainer Video

Defining the debate on health care coverage.

Look Up Your California Hospital

Is it being penalized by Medicare?

Asking Never Hurts

Shopping Abroad For Cheaper Medication?

Here's what you need to know.

Postcard From Tijuana

Postcard From Tijuana

Migrant moms await due dates and court dates.

Drug Users Armed With Naloxone Double As Medics On Streets Of San Francisco

 

Heat And Violence

Twin threats for asylum-seekers waiting at the border

The New West

Smoke in the sky, a purifier at home

Picture of Health

Invasive Mosquitoes Plunge Deeper Into California

Invasive mosquito species capable of carrying dangerous viruses such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever have been detected in 16 California counties. There’s no evidence the mosquitoes have transmitted these diseases within the state, but health officials urge residents to take steps to slow their spread.

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