Judge blocks U.S. birth control policy in some Midwest states

Today was the start date for a federal policy that gives companies more leeway to skip insurance coverage for contraceptives. Companies can now limit coverage on moral or religious grounds -- so fewer women are likely to get coverage.

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#MeToo? Some Hospitals Allow Pelvic Exams Without Explicit Consent

The Workaround: A New Video Series

The Workaround: A Video Series

A deeper look at how everyday people work around the American health care system.

Sound Medicine: 03-01-09

Mar 1, 2009

Topics for this week include: Brain Study Indicates Why Some Memories Persist; Dean Ornish, The Spectrum; Sound Ethics: Obama's Health-Related Policy Agenda; Did You Know?: Healing With Blood Plasma; Hypothermia for Heart Attack Patients; Pelvic Pain: A Difficult Diagnosis; Checkup: Redheads Require More Anesthesia

Sound Medicine: 02-22-09

Feb 22, 2009

Topics for this week include: New Deadly Virus in Zambia; Sound Ethics: Fertility Ethics & Octuplets; Did You Know?: Paying Smokers to Quit; Insurance for Medical Tourists; Checkup: Gambling During Hard Times; Childhood Obesity & Heart Disease; Book: Diabetic Athlete's Handbook

Sound Medicine: 02-15-09

Feb 15, 2009

Topics for this week include: Health IT & the Fed Stimulus Bill; Did You Know?: Eating Red; Pancreatic Cancer Surgery; Contact Lenses and Infections; Checkup: Avoid Winter Sports Injuries; Doc Chat: Light Drinking During Pregnancy; Book: The End of Food

Sound Medicine: 02-08-09

Feb 8, 2009

Topics for this week include: Flu Season Update & Prevention; Did You Know?: Computerized Hospitals Have Fewer Patient Deaths; Awake During Brain Surgery; Sound Ethics: Detecting Bias in Medical Reporting; Checkup: Teen Abstinence Pledges; Myths About Prenatal Genetic Testing; Book: Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?

Sound Medicine: 02-01-09

Feb 1, 2009

Topics for this week include: Book: Testosterone for Life; Did You Know?: No to Favorite Foods; Electronic Medical Records in Mental Health; Pain; Checkup: Pre-birth Maternity Leave; Sound Ethics: Medical Health Reporting

Sound Medicine: 01-25-09

Jan 25, 2009

Topics this week include alternative medicine for treating post-traumatic stress disorder; myths about flu shots and other vaccines; new approaches for anxiety disorders; and what physicians pay for vaccines. Also, the link between heavy caffeine-use and hallucinations. And in this week's <i>Checkup</i>, find out if you're a web <i>cyberchondriac</i>.

Sound Medicine: May 27, 2007

May 27, 2007

Topics for the week of May 27, 2007: Pediatric narcolepsy; birth defects and pesticides; eye infections for contact-lens wearers; restless legs syndrome, and how to ease homesickness in camp-bound kids.

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The Workaround: A New Podcast From Side Effects Public Media

These are stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to work around the American health care system.

On The Front Lines Of A Drug Crisis: A Video Series

On The Front Lines Of A Drug Crisis: A New Video Series

The opioid addiction crisis is often reported on in desperate terms. But, to the people working on the frontlines of the problem, there are known and proven approaches that can help.