Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever-present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.
Issued by an embattled King John in 1215, the document sometimes called England's greatest export is now on display at the British Library, where it's pulling in large crowds.
Tuesday, senators begin working out the details of a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The proposed revision would give states more control over school accountability.
As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.
Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.
Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.
While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.