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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What Is The Cost Of COVID-19 Treatment?

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Ventilators can be a temporary bridge to recovery — many patients in critical care who need them for help breathing get better. Taechit Taechamanodom/Getty Images hide caption

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As The Pandemic Spreads, Will There Be Enough Ventilators?

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In light of the spread of COVID-19, some U.S. health insurers have begun to allow patients to order a larger emergency supply of their routine medicines for diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Boost Your Emergency Supply Of Prescription Medicines

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It Could Be A Challenge To Stockpile Your Prescription Medicine

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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is part of the institution in Spokane, Wash., that is treating some of the first COVID-19 patients in the United States. Francis Joseph Dean/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Daniel Wethli got a warm welcome from his mom and dad at the Pittsburgh airport last week after clearing two weeks of quarantine in Southern California. He was studying in Wuhan when the novel coronavirus shut the city down, but never showed any signs of infection. Daniel Wethli hide caption

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Evacuated For COVID-19 Scare, Pennsylvania Man Reflects On Life After Quarantine

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The first U.S. case of COVID-19 was treated at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Robin Addison, a nurse there, demonstrates how she wears a respirator helmet with a face shield intended to prevent infection. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Report Finds An Opioid Addiction Medication Is Scarce In Places Which Need It Most

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U.S. Hospitals Unprepared For A Quickly Spreading Coronavirus

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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Nancy Gustafson (right), an opera singer, used singing to reconnect with her mother, Susan Gustafson, who had dementia and was barely talking. She says her mom started joking and laughing with her again after they sang together. Emily Becker/Songs by Heart hide caption

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How Music Therapy Could Help People With Dementia

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For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit to get intel on your pup's ancestry. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pros And Cons Of Exploring Your Dog's DNA

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