Kristen Kendrick
Stories By

Kristen Kendrick

Kristen Kendrick

Story Archive

Fear of having to go to the ER during a pandemic might have led kids with asthma to be more careful about regularly using their "controller" inhalers, researchers suspect. But that's likely only one factor in the decline in ER visits. PixelsEffect/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
PixelsEffect/Getty Images

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief science adviser for Operation Warp Speed says COVID-19 vaccine trial results from Moderna and Pfizer are "good news for the world." Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

'Good News For The World' — Chief Science Adviser Responds To Vaccine Advances

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/935554943/935669319" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Health care costs — including for things such as an insulin kit, for instance — can be catastrophically high for millions of Americans, even those with health insurance, a study finds. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Is that sneezing or coughing fit a sign of allergies, a cold, the flu or COVID-19? If you also have a fever — a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher — those symptoms probably signal infection and not just allergies acting up. (Wait 30 minutes after eating or drinking to get an accurate measurement.) sestovic/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
sestovic/Getty Images

Virtual medical appointments are more common since the coronavirus pandemic began. But without physical exams, doctors may miss certain diagnoses and miss out on building relationships with patients. filadendron/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
filadendron/Getty Images