Healthcare startups are turning to “coaches” to help patients manage and monitor treatment

Healthcare startups are turning to “coaches” to help patients manage and monitor treatment

Darius Tahir In 2011, Sean Duffy and Adrian James sat in Dolores Park in San Francisco and debated what to call some workers at the company they founded, Omada Health. Omada, launched earlier this year, offers a virtual treatment

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KHN’s “What the Health?”: The FDA backs nicotine

KHN’s “What the Health?”: The FDA backs nicotine

Can't see the audio player? Click here to listen to Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or anywhere you listen to podcasts. The FDA this week launched a crackdown on smoking and vaping

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Sobering Lessons in Untying the Knot of a Homeless Crisis

Sobering Lessons in Untying the Knot of a Homeless Crisis

PORTLAND, Ore. — Michelle Farris never expected to become homeless, but here she was, sifting through garbage and towering piles of debris accumulated along a roadway on the outskirts of Northeast Portland. Farris, 51, has spent much of her

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It’s hot outside – and that’s bad news for children’s health

It’s hot outside – and that’s bad news for children’s health

AUSTIN, Texas - Heat waves are getting hotter and more frequent due to rising air pollution, putting children's health at risk, according to a comprehensive new report. A June 15 article in the New England Journal of Medicine reviews

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KHN’s “What the Health?”: Closing Covid Vaccines for “The Littles”

KHN’s “What the Health?”: Closing Covid Vaccines for “The Littles”

Can't see the audio player? Click here to listen to Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Children under the age of 5 are the only demographic not

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Will the US overcome its Covid complacency even if the threat returns?

Will the US overcome its Covid complacency even if the threat returns?

Elizabeth Rosenthal A few months ago, it seemed like the country was ready to finally contain the pandemic after two years of restrictions and tens of billions in government spending. The Biden administration released the first national Covid-19 preparedness

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As Biden tackles drug overdoses, harm reduction groups face local opposition

As Biden tackles drug overdoses, harm reduction groups face local opposition

Renuka Rayasam HOUSTON -- Casey Malish had just pulled into an intersection on the 2nd Ward when a woman with tattoos and pink hair unexpectedly jumped into the backseat of his gray Mazda. He does public relations for the

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Covid Funding Pries opens a door to improving air quality in schools

Covid Funding Pries opens a door to improving air quality in schools

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Many U.S. schools were in dire need of an upgrade — plagued by leaky pipes, mold and aging heating systems — long before the Covid-19 pandemic drew attention to the importance of indoor ventilation

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Some folks in this Montana mining town are worried about the dust next door

Some folks in this Montana mining town are worried about the dust next door

Catherine Houghton BUTTE, Mont. — Steve McGrath stood in a vacant lot a block from his home looking for dust. In this southwest Montana town, nicknamed "The Richest Hill in the World," more than a century of mining left

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KHN’s “What the Health?”: One Shot Gun Control

KHN’s “What the Health?”: One Shot Gun Control

Can't see the audio player? Click here to listen to Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The House of Representatives passed a package of bills to restrict

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