Patti Neighmond Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
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Outgoing NPR Health Policy Correspondent Reflects On Her Favorite Story

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Health researchers say wearing masks and washing your hands often is more important than wiping down surfaces when it comes to protecting yourself from the coronavirus. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

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Animal Protection Groups Help Financially Strapped Families

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Taco has kept Devin Green busy and her anxiety at bay. "I'm consumed with him more than the worries in my mind." Devin Green hide caption

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Pandemic Pet Therapy: What's So Special About A Critter Friend?

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Pet Adoptions Bring Some Joy During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Experts Warn Students May Face Challenges When In-Person Classes Resume

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, issued a report on racial disparities and COVID-19 calling for congressional action. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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About 1 In 5 Households In U.S. Cities Miss Needed Medical Care During Pandemic

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Most Children Who Die Of COVID-19 Are Minorities, CDC Report Shows

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A child washes her hands at a day care center in Connecticut last month. A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the great majority are children of color. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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About 20% Of Americans Couldn't Get Needed Medical Care Due To Pandemic, Poll Shows

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What It's Like To Spend Months Recovering From COVID-19

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The Jernigan-Noesi family, the Roper Nedd family, and the Ford family talk about the conversations they're having with their kids about racism, social justice, and having hope for the future. (Left to right) Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR; Michael A. McCoy for NPR; Michael Starghill for NPR hide caption

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