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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How To Reduce Stress In Children Stuck At Home This Summer

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How To Help Black Children Cope Amid Stress Of Racial Protests

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Insomnia has become even more common, sleep specialists say, with the rise of "collective social anxiety." Aaron McCoy/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times

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Coronavirus Crisis May Worsen Symptoms In Children With Anxiety, Depression

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Many Pregnant Women Struggle With Mental Health Amid Pandemic

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Listener Questions On How To Take Care Of Mental Health During The Pandemic, Answered

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How To Deal With The Effects Of The Pandemic On Mental Health

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Some LGBTQ Youth Find Hard Times At Home

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With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here's How To Help

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Tents setup outside the main entrance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The hospital plans to triple the number of available ICU beds to care for patients amidst the spread of COVID-19. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Image hide caption

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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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