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November 11, 2015 "You can evaluate the person as a whole," says Dr. Roberta Miller, who has been a home care physician for more than 20 years. The traditional house call may be the future of medicine.
Sending a doctor to your house might not sound cost-effective, but it could help keep you out of the hospital.
August 7, 2014 In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
June 17, 2014 Home treatments by paramedics are a growing trend. The goal is to lower hospital costs, but there are worries about who actually pays.
November 17, 2013 Electronic medical records are supposed to make health care safer and more consistent. But they fail to capture the true story of a patient's life, an Alabama doctor finds. And all that time checking boxes means less time for house calls with an elderly couple who need compassion more than diagnoses.
August 26, 2010 With so many House seats in play, it is difficult to reduce it to a Top 50 list. But we're attempting it here. And it is important to note that of the Top 50, 46 are currently held by the Democrats.
June 18, 2010 Texas Republican Joe Barton's apology for apologizing to BP, over the White House's "shakedown" of the company for its role in the oil spill in the gulf, is playing into Democrats' hands.
Rep. Barton at a hearing in February.
June 17, 2010 After causing an uproar this morning by accusing the White House of organizing a "$20 billion shakedown" of BP, Rep. Joe Barton is now saying he's sorry.
May 28, 2010 In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out: the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
May 21, 2010 Republicans hope that a split Democratic field can propel them to victory in a special congressional election in Hawaii's 1st District on Saturday.
May 18, 2010 Indiana's Mark Souder, a religious conservative seeking a ninth term, announced he was resigning from Congress because of an affair with a member of his staff.
July 21, 2009 Race is a constant factor in Tennessee's 9th congressional district, which has a black majority and is represented by a white incumbent.
April 6, 2009 Next special congressional election: Tuesday in Illinois' 5th District, where Democrat Mike Quigley is favored to succeed now-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
March 31, 2009 For one day at least, the eyes of the political world are focused on New York's 20th congressional district, where voters on Tuesday will choose a successor to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
March 2, 2009 Voters in Illinois' Fifth Congressional District go to the polls on Tuesday to pick nominees for the seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel.
February 11, 2009 Michigan Democrat John Dingell today becomes the longest-serving member of the House in history.
February 10, 2009 I'll be taking part Tuesday at 12 noon ET in an NPR political chat about President Obama's evolving relationship with Congress. Join us!
February 9, 2009 Republicans, on the defensive in recent years, hope to win back the New York congressional seat given up by now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
January 6, 2009 The 111th Congress has been sworn in — minus a senator from Illinois and one from Minnesota. And there will be some new names in the weeks to come, once the Senate has confirmed the Obama Cabinet.
December 17, 2008 The final House election of 2008 has been decided. Democrat Tom Perriello unseated six-term Republican Virgil Goode Jr. in Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Goode demanded a recount after he trailed on election night by 745 votes. The reco...
December 8, 2008 Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana lost his bid for re-election on Saturday, only the third African-American member of the House to lose in a general election in history. In addition, 13 other black incumbents have been defeated in primaries. W...
December 8, 2008 The vote counters giveth, and the vote counters taketh away.
December 4, 2008 One of the few remaining undecided House races has been called — in California's 4th District. Two more from Nov. 4 are still being counted, and another two seats in Louisiana will be decided in runoffs on Saturday.
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