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Yuki Noguchi

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Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Science Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. She started covering consumer health in the midst of the pandemic, reporting on everything from vaccination and racial inequities in access to health, to cancer care, obesity and mental health.

Since joining NPR in 2008, Noguchi has also covered a range of business and economic news, with a special focus on the workplace — anything that affects how and why we work. In recent years, she has covered the rise of the contract workforce, the #MeToo movement, the Great Recession and the subprime housing crisis. In 2011, she covered the earthquake and tsunami in her parents' native Japan. Her coverage of the impact of opioids on workers and their families won a 2019 Gracie Award and received First Place and Best In Show in the radio category from the National Headliner Awards. She also loves featuring offbeat topics, and has eaten insects in service of journalism.

Noguchi started her career as a reporter, then an editor, for The Washington Post.

Noguchi grew up in St. Louis, inflicts her cooking on her two boys and has a degree in history from Yale.

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Private Employers Wrestle With Trying To Vaccinate Their Workforce

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A human "Pink Ribbon" chain is made to raise breast cancer screening awareness in New York City. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ripple Effects Of A Huge Drop In Cancer Screenings

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Screenings For Cancer Dropped Dramatically During The Pandemic

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Health conditions exacerbated by obesity include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, according to the CDC. Researchers say the newly approved drug Wegovy could help many who struggle with obesity lose weight. adamkaz/Getty Images hide caption

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Obesity Drug's Promise Now Hinges On Insurance Coverage

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A New Obesity Drug Could Help Millions Of Americans. Its Future Hinges On Insurance

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Kayla Northam's weight topped 300 pounds as a teenager. She'd started to develop diabetes, and liver and joint problems before seeking bariatric surgery about a decade ago at age 18. Kayla Northam hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Works, But Isn't Offered To Most Teens Who Have Severe Obesity

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People walk near the Chicago Theatre on Tuesday in the city's Loop community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines on the wearing of masks, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore in most settings. Will it encourage the unvaccinated to get their shots? Shafkat Anowar/AP hide caption

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The CDC Is Gambling On Relaxed Mask Rules To Get More People Vaccinated

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Experts Weigh In On The CDC's Gamble That Fewer Masks Will Lead To More Vaccinations

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Staff Sgt. Stephen Ahlstrom (left) is an Army recruiter who has been mentoring potential recruits in weight loss to meet his enlistment goals. The work he does with young people such as Robinson (right) is not part of an official military program. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Fighting Weight: How Military Recruiters Take On Obesity, Case By Case

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Is It Legal For Employers To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

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The Pandemic Didn't Appear To Spur A Baby Boom, Rather A Bust

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CVS is adding mental health counseling to the services offered at about a dozen of its stores with HealthHUBs in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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CVS To Offer In-Store Mental Health Counseling

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CVS Trial Would Provide Access To Mental Health Services

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The History Of Vaccine Passports In The U.S. And What's New

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