Patti Neighmond http://wkms.org en Casinos, Sites Of Excess, Might Actually Help Families Slim Down http://wkms.org/post/casinos-sites-excess-might-actually-help-families-slim-down Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>When you think about casinos, you probably think about excess: smoke-filled rooms, too much alcohol, and endless buffets filled with piles of high-fat and high sugar foods.<p>But as NPR's Patti Neighmond reports, a new study suggests casinos may actually have a health benefit for children who live in nearby communities.<p>PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: Children who grow up on Native American tribal lands are at high risk of being overweight or obese. Nationwide, obesity rates among children are high - one in every three kids is overweight or obese. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 39165 at http://wkms.org Parents And Teens Aren't Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say http://wkms.org/post/parents-and-teens-arent-speed-hpv-risks-doctors-say You would think that a vaccine that could prevent cancer would be an easy sell, but that's hasn't proven to be true so far with the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.<p>Just 33 percent of girls and less than 7 percent of boys in the U.S. have gotten all three recommended doses of the vaccine to protect against the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm">human papillomavirus</a>, which causes cervical and other cancers. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 38800 at http://wkms.org Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos http://wkms.org/post/taking-pulse-latino-health-concerns Latino immigrants in the U.S. say the quality and affordability of health care is better in the U.S. than in the countries they came from, <a href="npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/01/17/263502571/a-new-poll-takes-a-look-at-views-from-latino-america">according to the latest survey by NPR</a>, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. But many report having health care problems.<p>About a third of immigrant respondents (31 percent) said they'd had a serious problem with being able to pay for health insurance in the past 12 months. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 38172 at http://wkms.org Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It http://wkms.org/post/pain-back-exercise-may-help-you-learn-not-feel-it More than 1 in 4 adult Americans say they've recently suffered a bout of low-back pain. It's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. And more and more people are being treated for it.<p>America spends <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=181453">more than $80 billion a year</a> on back pain treatments. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:56:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 37983 at http://wkms.org Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better http://wkms.org/post/teens-who-feel-supported-home-and-school-sleep-better A teen's relationship — or lack of good relationship — with parents, pals or teachers may have a lot to do with why most kids aren't getting the nine to 10 hours of sleep that doctors recommend. The hormonal disruptions of puberty likely also play a role.<p>That's the word from <a href="http://www.artsci.uc.edu/faculty-staff/listing/by_dept/sociology.html?eid=maumedj">David Maume,</a> a sociologist and sleep researcher at the University of Cincinnati. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:14:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 37099 at http://wkms.org Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help http://wkms.org/post/calling-obesity-disease-may-make-it-easier-get-help Under the Affordable Care Act, more insurance plans are expected to start covering the cost of obesity treatments, including counseling on diet and exercise as well as medications and surgery. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:22:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 34898 at http://wkms.org Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say http://wkms.org/post/sweet-cigarillos-and-cigars-lure-youths-tobacco-critics-say The good news: Cigarette sales are down by about a third over the past decade. Not so for little cigars and cigarillos. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:45:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 34303 at http://wkms.org Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say When Treating Abnormal Breast Cells, Sometimes Less Is More http://wkms.org/post/when-treating-abnormal-breast-cells-sometimes-less-more When Sally O'Neill's doctor told her she had an early form of cancer in one of her breasts, she didn't agonize about what she wanted to.<p>The 42-year-old mother of two young girls wanted a double mastectomy.<p>"I decided at that moment that I wanted them both taken off," says O'Neill, who lives in a suburb of Boston. "There wasn't a real lot of thought process to it. I always thought, 'If this happens to me, this is what I'm going to do.' Because I'm not taking any chances. I want the best possible outcome. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:25:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 33687 at http://wkms.org When Treating Abnormal Breast Cells, Sometimes Less Is More Deadly Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women http://wkms.org/post/painkiller-overdoses-affecting-more-women Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And let's look now at some disturbing health news. At study out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: Men still die from these overdoses at a higher rate than women. Women are dying from the overdoses at a much higher rate than ever before.]<p>Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women overdosing. NPR's Patti Neighmond reports.<p>PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: CDC director Dr. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 08:52:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 32716 at http://wkms.org How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments http://wkms.org/post/how-turn-down-heat-fiery-family-arguments All parents are bound to disagree, argue or even raise their voices with each other.<p>But psychologists say parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 31120 at http://wkms.org How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments