Colorado Bill Would Encourage, But Not Require, CPR Training in High Schools

A bill advancing in the Colorado legislature would encourage schools to begin teaching students lifesaving skills before graduation, but critics contend it’s little more than a “feel-good” measure devoid of vital requirements and funding. Colorado is one of 10 states where laws don’t mandate CPR training for high school students, according to the American Heart … Read more

Biden Budget Touches All the Bases

The Host Julie Rovner KHN @jrovner Read Julie’s stories. Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is the author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z,” now in its … Read more

Pacientes negros visten elegante y hablan distinto para evitar prejuicios cuando van al médico

Una joven madre de Antelope Valley, en California, baña a sus hijos y los viste con ropa impecable, asegurándose de que tengan el mejor aspecto posible en las citas médicas. “Les cepillo los dientes antes de ir al dentista. Son alguna de las cosas que hago para protegerme de un trato injusto”, explicó a investigadores. … Read more

Black Patients Dress Up and Modify Speech to Reduce Bias, California Survey Shows

A young mother in California’s Antelope Valley bathes her children and dresses them in neat clothes, making sure they look their very best — at medical appointments. “I brush their teeth before they see the dentist. Just little things like that to protect myself from being treated unfairly,” she told researchers. A 72-year-old in Los … Read more