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Scant obesity training in medical school leaves docs ill-prepared to help patients
LOS ANGELES (NPR) — Tong Yan grew up in a Chinese-American enclave of Los Angeles in a family that revered food, but thought little of those who deal with obesity…. Read More
American life expectancy is now at its lowest in nearly two decades
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The average life expectancy for Americans shortened by over seven months last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That… Read More
The chase is on: Regulators are slowly cracking down on vapes aimed at teens
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Samuel Rose says he was raised by a devoted single mom who warned all her seven children to avoid drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. But when his… Read More
Voice-only telehealth may go away with pandemic rules expiring
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Caswell County, where William Crumpton works, runs along the northern edge of North Carolina and is a rural landscape of mostly former tobacco farms and the… Read More
1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short
A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours. But critics say it doesn’t go far enough.
Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar
NPR’s analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
#MeToo Awareness Sharpens Focus On Pay Equity
After #MeToo, many employment attorneys say they’ve seen the number of pay-disparity cases spike, and employers are having to adapt by conducting investigations and pay audits.
A New Benefit: Some Companies Help Workers Pay Down Student Loans
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it’s a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
Some Mortgage Deals Are In Limbo As Government Shutdown Drags On
Furloughed workers can’t refinance or buy homes without the ability to verify their income. For a recently divorced couple, it means continuing to live together until financial issues are resolved.
After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data
The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers’ personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.
Solving The ‘Wage Puzzle’: Why Aren’t Paychecks Growing?
The job market is booming and the economy is expanding. So why aren’t wages keeping pace? That’s the wage puzzle, and some economists and employers offer explanations they say help explain it.