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FamilyCare Threatens To Close Doors, Cut Hundreds Of Jobs


FamilyCare, one of Oregon's largest coordinated care organizations, has told its 300 employees that most will be out of a job by January.

Are These Condom Ads Too Sexy For TV?


India's government has banned condom ads between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to protect children from seeing them on TV. Some citizens are outraged by the censorship.

Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes


Hundreds of "Villages" have now been created around the country, as a "grassroots movement on the part of older people who did not want to be patronized, isolated, [or] infantilized."

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Health | Music | Entertainment | World

Stop Hating On Ed Sheeran's Fundraising Ad, Say Critics

A Comic Relief spot starring the pop singer, raising funds for children in Liberia, was voted the worst charity ad of 2017. Some are saying the criticisms aren't warranted.

Health | World

Want Help Explaining A Medical Procedure? Ask A 9-Year-Old

Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.


Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.


Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans

How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.

Health | Nation

Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For Marijuana And Vaping

A national survey finds teen substance abuse at the lowest levels since the early 1990s. But marijuana use hasn't declined, and the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising quickly.

Health | Nation | World

Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017

From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.

Health | News | local

80 Homeless People Died In Multnomah County In 2016

Eighty people who were homeless in Multnomah County died in 2016, according to a report released Thursday.

Health | Election | Nation

Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.

Health | Election | Nation Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-Ups Likely To Trail Last Year's

A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.

Health | World

We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers

Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault in a case that a prosecutor called "without legal precedent." He was burning his initials into human livers during transplant operations.

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