A Shanghai postcard: life after the COVID-19 economic shutdown

Apr 27, 2020
With masks, fever checks and health QR codes, there are signs that the coronavirus still poses a threat to daily life.
Marketplace's Jennifer Pak on a hike three hours outside of Shanghai. Before departing, she had to make sure she could return to the city without being quarantined.
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Businesses step up cleaning to keep new coronavirus at bay

Mar 6, 2020
"Deep cleaning" companies are in demand.
A utility service worker for King County Metro deep cleans a metro bus on March 3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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In time for National HIV Testing Day, progress made on prevention

Jun 28, 2019
A new recommendation makes PrEP, a drug that helps prevent the spread of HIV, free for many more Americans
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Combining art and advocacy into a new career

May 30, 2019
Born with a rare genetic illness, Ted Meyer makes and curates art shows for medical schools.
Ted Meyer, Artistic Patient Advocate.
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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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Bars without booze for the sober and "sober-curious"

Mar 28, 2019
They're popping up across the country.
"Mocktail" bars are popping up across the country.
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Report finds link between high housing costs and poor health

Mar 19, 2019
According to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin — which ranks the health of nearly every county in the U.S. — more than 10 percent of households live with the burden of…
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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The cost of preventing the spread of HIV? Upwards of $1,600 a month

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Feb 5, 2019
President Trump is expected to call for an end to HIV transmission by 2030. The drug known as PrEP may be key.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and AIDS patients march to protest budget cuts to AIDS services proposed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 5, 2009 in Hollywood, California. 
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Want to know the true price of a hospital procedure?

Jan 4, 2019
A new system can help you find out.
A doctor holds a stethoscope on September 5, 2012.
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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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