New! Direct Primary Care 7 min.

The U.S. faces a growing shortage of physicians, especially those in primary care fields like internal medicine, mental health, and pediatrics. The shortfall is driven by population and demographic trends and burnout. In this NewsHour program, Fred de Sam Lazaro looks at a doctor-patient model at a clinic in Wisconsin that may help the problem. The program is part of the series Agents for Change.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Disappearing Pharmacies 8 min.

The supply chain that brings pharmaceutical drugs from the factory to the pharmacy is long, complex and unclear. Congress and several state legislatures have proposed or enacted laws to bring more transparency and curb soaring drug prices. In this NewsHour production, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on many small or independent pharmacies that complain that this system also hurts...

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New! Alabama Rural Health 9 min.

Using Alabama as a case study in rural health, this NewsHour program discusses a CDC report that shows that maternal deaths nearly doubled over three years, with over 1,200 deaths in 2021. In rural communities, where maternal mortality is almost double urban rates, there is a constant struggle to access lifesaving maternal healthcare. With support from the Pulitzer Center and in collaboration with...

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New! Myths About Fatness 7 min.

Stigma around weight is pervasive in the United States. But as author and podcaster Aubrey Gordon outlines in her New York Times bestseller book, anti-fat bias is also counterproductive, exacerbating health disparities and interfering with effective obesity intervention treatments. In this NewsHour program, Stephanie Sy speaks with Gordon to learn more.

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New! Translating Medicine 8 min.

For many immigrants, a mastery of everyday English doesn’t mean they feel comfortable in all settings, like doctors’ offices. That’s where medical interpreters play a crucial role — but access to these highly skilled professionals isn’t guaranteed for many Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Ali Rogin reports on the issues in this NewsHour program.

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New! Infant STIs 6 min.

New CDC data shows a surge of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. in recent years. The most significant rise is in syphilis and congenital syphilis, which occurs when mothers pass on the infection to their babies during pregnancy. In this NewsHour program, Dr. Irene Stafford, an OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist at UT Health Houston, joins Ali Rogin to discuss what can be done...

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New! Youth Mental Health 7 min.

As conservative lawmakers push anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, new data from The Trevor Project underscores the mental toll on LGBTQ+ youth. In this NewsHour production, we hear from young people around the country about the challenges they face and their hopes, and John Yang speaks with Dr. Jack Turban, assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco,...

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Loneliness in America 6 min.

According to U.S. Census Bureau surveys, Americans have been spending less time with friends and more time alone since before the pandemic, which has only intensified the sense of social isolation. Laurie Santos, a cognitive scientist and psychology professor at Yale University, joins John Yang to discuss the health effects of loneliness and what can be done about it.

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NFL Emergency Response 5 min.

The shocking collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during last week’s Monday Night Football game has put a spotlight on the NFL’s medical teams that are present at every game. Jourdan Rodrigue, a reporter for The Athletic, joins John Yang to discuss the league’s emergency action protocol.

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New! Outside In 40 min.

Outside In examines the hard science behind a movement of healthy home design called biophilia, which suggests that building healthier homes can affect positive changes in our blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022