Shots - Featured Posts Featured posts, as selected by Shots.

Shots - Featured Posts

Featured posts, as selected by Shots.

Gail Gray suffers from degenerative disk disease and takes daily painkillers. Her pharmacist was arrested in a recent federal justice department sting. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

toggle caption
Blake Farmer/WPLN

Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/715194105/715266732" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The image on the left shows the brains of pigs that were untreated for 10 hours after death, with neurons appearing as green, astrocytes as red and cell nuclei as blue. The image on the right shows cells in the same area of brains that, four hours after death, were hooked up to a system that the Yale University researchers call BrainEx. Stefano G. Daniele and Zvonimir Vrselja, Sestan Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine hide caption

toggle caption
Stefano G. Daniele and Zvonimir Vrselja, Sestan Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine

Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/714289322/714413456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The out-of-pocket expense of mammograms, MRIs and other tests and treatments can be several thousand dollars each year when you have a high-deductible health policy. Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images

People wait for a bus in August in East Los Angeles. Latinos have the highest rate of labor force participation of any group in California — many in public-facing jobs deemed essential. That work has put them at higher risk of catching the coronavirus. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Latinos Report Financial Strain As Pandemic Erodes Income And Savings

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/912847191/918804117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Architects say making the office more like the outdoors — with filtered air and good ventilation — will be a priority post-pandemic. This living wall in the Danielle N. Ripich Commons at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, is one such approach. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

The annual town meeting in North Andover, Mass., which dates back to 1646, was held outside on June 16 on a high school football field to help keep participants a safe distance from each other. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

A COVID-19 antibody testing center is seen at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn on April 25. Here's a quick guide to sorting out the pluses and minuses to each type of test. Michael Nagle/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Nagle/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

Only 28% of the factories that make active ingredients for pharmaceuticals for the domestic market are located in the U.S., according to the Food and Drug Administration. Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A large screen displays guidance about COVID-19 at a sparsely populated Times Square in New York City on Friday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all nonessential businesses to close by Sunday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Minchillo/AP

Supporters of LGBTQ rights took to the street in a demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last October. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

'Whiplash' Of LGBTQ Protections And Rights, From Obama To Trump

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/804873211/811338288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The most common test for coronavirus infections checks for the virus' genetic material. A blood test that, instead, measures antibodies against the virus could give doctors and researchers more information. Jane Barlow /WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jane Barlow /WPA Pool/Getty Images

How A Coronavirus Blood Test Could Solve Some Medical Mysteries

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/810131079/810133333" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The scientific community has lots of feelings about emoji representation. Geologists are excited about the new rock emoji, for example, but reviews are mixed when it comes to the fly. Emojipedia hide caption

toggle caption
Emojipedia

Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/805202513/805397110" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lobbying by physicians and physicians' professional associations has influenced proposed legislation to curtail surprise billing. Hannah Norman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

toggle caption
Hannah Norman/Kaiser Health News

Doctors Push Back As Congress Takes Aim At Surprise Medical Bills

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/804943655/805128922" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Katie Edwards/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Reduce Health Costs By Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/794063152/794704516" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Author Peggy Orenstein's new book, Boys & Sex, is based on extensive interviews with more than 100 college and college-bound boys and young men across the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 22 on intimacy, consent and navigating masculinity. They spanned a broad range of races, religions, classes and sexual orientations. Siza Padovan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Siza Padovan/Getty Images

'Boys & Sex' Reveals That Young Men Feel 'Cut Off From Their Hearts'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/794182826/794282394" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The House voted to pass Speaker Nancy Pelosi's prescription drug bill. The plan proposes, among other things, allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with drugmakers for some drugs. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The House Passed Its Prescription Drug Plan — Here's What's In It

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/787190604/787420086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Nearly 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, planes still lag behind many buses and trains. Regulations prohibit passengers from sitting in their own wheelchairs on commercial flights. Jon Hicks/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jon Hicks/Getty Images