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Say 'Ahhh': A Simpler Way To Detect Parkinson's

Voice-based tests may soon become the best and cheapest way to diagnose the deliberating neurological disease.
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Advocates For AIDS Awareness Descend On The District

Before the 19th annual International AIDS Conference kicks off this week in the District, hundreds of health advocates from across the country are arriving in one awareness-raising wave.


Treating Mental Trauma: Lessons From Tragedy

Host Scott Simon talks with Tom Olbrich of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Denver about some of the lessons learned about treating patients post-Columbine shooting.

Know Your HIV Status? D.C.'s Asking

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of HIV infection in the nation. A key initiative in the battle to contain the epidemic is encouraging people to get tested. From the grocery store to the nightclub, community health workers are pushing conversation and on-the-spot status affirmation.

Texas Slow To Review Health Insurance Rate Hikes

To make insurance more affordable, the federal health law requires every state to conduct a special review whenever a health insurer wants to raise premiums more than 10 percent. The Texas insurance department hasn't completed a reviews of any of the nine qualifying rate increases. So the companies' rate increases have taken effect.