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I’m always going on about the WIC program (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and how important it can be for families. The program, through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), helps families...
The status of marijuana is undergoing transition in many places. So here’s a fuzzy case out of Canada about an RCMP officer with a medical marijuana prescription to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. According to this report out of New...
Updated, 3:00, to reflect conversation with SUNY Potsdam’s program coordinator for the MS program in community health. One of the things that’s interesting about rural life is that everyone you know has the same doctor. Here in the...
This being 2013, a coaliton of Canadian Government agencies has a Facebook page called Healthy Canadians. It’s full of links, photos and tips to encourage (what else?) healthy living. To mark the La Leche League of Canada’s world...
We used to generally trust the corporations that make and package most of the food we eat. Whether they earned that trust or not, the titans of the industrial food industry made our meals easier to make and much more delicious (at a substantial...
Dec 4, 2013 — Among other things, the law prohibits treatment limits and copayments or deductibles that are more restrictive than an health insurance plan's medical coverage. Now regulations make the specifics clearer.
Dec 4, 2013 — The Obama administration is renewing its sales push for the president's signature health care law. On Wednesday, officials host a "youth summit" at the White House, where young people will be encouraged to sign up for insurance coverage. Their participation is crucial to help balance out the cost of insuring older, sicker people.
Dec 3, 2013 — To those in Congress who want to kill the Affordable Care Act, Obama said "we're not repealing it as long I'm president. ... We will make it work for all Americans."
Dec 3, 2013 — With HealthCare.gov able to handle an increasing number of users, the Obama administration finally went on the offensive to urge Americans to sign up for new health insurance. The administration had planned a massive advertising and social media campaign to support the Affordable Care Act back in October, but the push was delayed for two months after the health insurance exchange website failed in its debut. The effort comes as the deadline for people to sign up for coverage starting next year looms.
Dec 3, 2013 — Missouri is one of more than a dozen states where Republican-led governments have passed laws or otherwise taken steps to restrict insurance navigators and other in-person counselors from attempting to help people sign up for health insurance on the new exchanges.
NCPR Special Reports
Drinking and Safety on College Campuses: A rash of alcohol-related fatalaties among students at North Country colleges has re-ignited debate about the role of alcohol in campus social life. Brian Mann talks to students, educators, and law enforcement officials in this series.
Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer
Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.