Andrea Hsu Andrea Hsu is a Senior Producer for NPR's All Things Considered.
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Andrea Hsu
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Andrea Hsu

Senior Producer, All Things Considered

Andrea Hsu is a Senior Producer for NPR's All Things Considered. She also edits and writes for NPR's health bog, Shots.

Hsu first joined NPR and All Things Considered in 2002. Through interviews and in-depth series, she's covered topics ranging from America's opioid epidemic to emerging research at the intersection of music and the brain. She led the award-winning NPR team that happened to be in Sichuan Province, China, when a massive earthquake struck in 2008. Andrea came to NPR via National Geographic, the BBC, and the long-shuttered Jumping Cow Coffee House.

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A patient is evacuated from Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had 528 patients in the hospital as Harvey hit. A team of about 1,000 people tended to them and their families until reinforcements arrived Monday. Courtesy of MD Anderson Cancer Center hide caption

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An 'Army Of People' Helps Houston Cancer Patients Get Treatment

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Parts of Houston remain flooded, but most hospitals are up and running, according to Darrell Pile, CEO of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the catastrophic medical operations center in Houston. Marcus Yam/LA Times/Getty Images hide caption

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In Houston, Most Hospitals 'Up And Fully Functional'

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William Scott (right) and his wife, Teresa, arrived at DaVita Med Center Dialysis in Houston on Tuesday morning, after missing William's appointment on Monday. "It's just good he got in here," she says. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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'This Is Surreal': Houston Dialysis Center Struggles To Treat Patients

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Evacuees fill up cots at a shelter set up inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Issues Stack Up In Houston As Harvey Evacuees Seek Shelter

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After surgeons removed a tumor from Dan Fabbio's brain, they gave him his saxophone — to see whether he'd retained his ability to play. A year after his surgery, Fabbio is back to work full time as a music teacher. YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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This Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

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Hospital emergency departments are tasked with saving the lives of people who overdose on opioids. Clinicians and researchers hope that more can be done during the hospital encounter to connect people with treatment. FangXiaNuo/Getty Images hide caption

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After a briefing Tuesday on the opioid crisis, President Trump remarked on its severity but did not offer many specifics on tackling the problem. Two days later, he said his administration would declare a national emergency. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some States Say Declaring An Emergency Has Helped In The Opioid Fight

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Andrea Towson used heroin for more than three decades. After a near-death experience with fentanyl, she sought help. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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'That Fentanyl — That's Death': A Story Of Recovery In Baltimore

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Andy Slavitt was in charge of running the federal agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act from 2015 to 2017. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About The Republican Health Care Plan

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In a study that tested the vision of people from a variety of professions, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that dressmakers who spend many hours doing fine, manual work seemed to have a superior ability to see in 3-D. Elena Fantini/Getty Images hide caption

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