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$80,000 and 5 ER visits: An ectopic pregnancy takes a toll

$80,000 and 5 ER visits: An ectopic pregnancy takes a toll

A color-enhanced scan of an ectopic pregnancy, which develops outside the uterus—often inside a fallopian tube. Such pregnancies are never viable and, unless ended, can lead to rupture of the tube, severe bleeding and even death. James Cavallini/Source Science hide caption toggle caption James Cavallini/Source Science A color-enhanced scan of an ectopic pregnancy, which develops …

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Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders

Planned Parenthood mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders

With a growing number of patients in states that now prohibit abortion traveling for the procedure, Planned Parenthood says it will soon open its first mobile abortion clinic in the country, in southern Illinois. A rendering from Planned Parenthood shows the design for a new mobile clinic expected to begin providing abortion pills in Illinois …

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Abortion is legal but under threat in Puerto Rico

Abortion is legal but under threat in Puerto Rico

Abortion-rights protesters demonstrate in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July. Alejandro Granadillo/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alejandro Granadillo/NurPhoto/Getty Images Abortion-rights protesters demonstrate in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July. Alejandro Granadillo/NurPhoto/Getty Images The day after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. wadea representative in the Puerto Rican legislature introduced a bill punishing “the crime …

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The hidden faces of hunger in America

The hidden faces of hunger in America

Heather Thomas browses the aisles of the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food pantry in Chantilly, Va., last month. Keren Carrion/NPR hide caption toggle caption Keren Carrion/NPR Heather Thomas browses the aisles of the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food pantry in Chantilly, Va., last month. Keren Carrion/NPR Heather Thomas can count out the tragedies that pulled …

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How to time your flu shot for best protection

How to time your flu shot for best protection

Gustavo Perez got his influenza vaccine from pharmacist Patricia Pernal in early September during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the city’s Southwest Senior Center. This year’s flu season may strike earlier and harder than usual, experts warn. A flu shot’s your best protection. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle …

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Florida nursing homes evacuated 1000s before Ian hit.  Some weathered the storm

Florida nursing homes evacuated 1000s before Ian hit. Some weathered the storm

Residents had to be rescued from the Avante at Orlando nursing home in Orange County, Florida, as floodwaters from Hurricane Ian rose. John Raoux/AP hide caption toggle caption John Raoux/AP Residents had to be rescued from the Avante at Orlando nursing home in Orange County, Florida, as floodwaters from Hurricane Ian rose. John Raoux/AP Stay, …

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ALS drug's approval draws cheers from patients, questions from skeptics

ALS drug’s approval draws cheers from patients, questions from skeptics

A controversial new drug for ALS that just received FDA approval could add months to patients’ lives, but some scientists question whether it actually works. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption toggle caption Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP A controversial new drug for ALS that just received FDA approval could add months to patients’ lives, but some scientists …

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury sparks concern over the NFL's concussion policies

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s injury sparks concern over the NFL’s concussion policies

Teammates gather around Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) after an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. Emilee Chinn/AP hide caption toggle caption Emilee Chinn/AP Teammates gather around Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) after an injury during the first half …

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They were turned away from urgent care.  The reason?  Their car insurance

They were turned away from urgent care. The reason? Their car insurance

After Frankie Cook’s car accident on a wet road outside Rome, Ga., her father, Russell (right), got a lawyer’s letter saying they owed a hospital emergency room more than $17,000 for scans and an exam to see if she had a concussion. Audra Melton for KHN hide caption toggle caption Audra Melton for KHN After …

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Zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 and monkeypox will become more common, experts say

Zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 and monkeypox will become more common, experts say

This photograph, taken on February 24, 2014 during an aerial survey mission by Greenpeace in Indonesia, shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi, which was being developed for a palm oil plantation. Environmental group Greenpeace on February 26 accused US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble of aiding …

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