cost of care

Victims Of Gun Violence Pay A Lifelong Price

Aug 28, 2017
Durrie Bouscaren / Saint Louis Public Radio

In 2011, Aaron Murray bought his first gun at a sporting goods store — a .40-caliber Beretta pistol. He and his wife were fixing up a foreclosed home in a tough neighborhood in the northern suburbs of St. Louis, and he wanted to protect himself.

Buyer Beware: A Mammogram’s Price Can Vary By Nearly $1,000, Study Finds

Oct 15, 2015
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Thinking about getting a mammogram in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? You might check carefully because the cost can vary from $50 to as much as $1,045.

How about an initial routine gynecological exam? Around Phoenix, those prices can range from $72 to $388.

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health Newsa nonprofit national health policy news service. 

Naloxone manufactured by Amphastar comes with a "kit" that allows it to be easily sprayed into the nostril during an overdose.
Governor Tom Wolf (D-Penn) via flickr/

In response to the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths, police in communities across the country are saving lives with naloxone (or Narcan), an easily-administered drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in a few minutes. Thirty-one states have passed laws expanding access to the drug since 2012.