September 30, 2005 Supplies of flu vaccine are expected to be ample this year, but the CDC warns it may take a month to get distribution up to speed. Public health officials recommend that those not at high risk for flu wait until the end of October to get a shot.
September 7, 2005 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ordered that any residents still in New Orleans be forcibly removed, citing the risks of toxic floodwaters. Environmental Reporter Elizabeth Shogren and Health Editor Joe Neel provide an update on the risks posed by the polluted waters.
June 9, 2005 NPR surveyed medical schools to find out how much they depend on money from the drug industry.
December 23, 2004 Research suggests several popular painkillers may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems. NPR's Joe Neel answers questions about naproxen, Celebrex and other painkillers now under scrutiny.
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