One of about 85,000 chemicals registered in the United States are not tested for in drinking water. One of them is GenX, a man-made compound that manufacturing facilities have discharged into North Carolina’s Cape Fear River for decades. In the…
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
While most of the country’s tap water is tested for hundreds of pollutants, including volatile chemicals, pesticides, metals and bacteria, it is not always safe to drink. In the first of a two-part series, NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports from…
By PBS NewsHour
A Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, was created in 1997 to give insurance to children whose guardians make too much money for Medicaid, but not enough to afford it on their own. Last year, nearly 9 million were enrolled,…
By Joan A Casey, Peter James, Rachel Morello-Forsch, The Conversation
Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods.
By Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to bring up a GOP health care bill on the Senate floor next week. That’s according to McConnell’s spokesman, David Popp. The legislation by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of…
As your wealth declines, so, too, does your health. We all need to be a little more creative about how to tackle both, writes Andrea Levere, president of Prosperity Now.
By Talia Buford, ProPublica
Facing Trump’s proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them.
By Lora Strum
Join us at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday for an online conversation about using nutrition to treat obesity-related chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.
By Mary Beth Durkin, Food4Thought Producer
While filming a story on the growing movement to put teaching kitchens in doctors’ offices, we picked up some great recipes.
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
You can protect your financial health while in the hospital by asking the right questions.
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