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How to Reduce Your Medical Bills by Negotiating

A broken system means that fighting back on incorrect charges and haggling with hospitals.
Cole Kazdin
4 hours ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Kratom Controversy

We talk about the herbal supplement used for opioid withdrawals and its new FDA classification on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
2.15.18
healthcare
healthcare

Florida Wants to Spend More Money to Talk Women Out of Abortions

A new bill will legitimize "crisis pregnancy centers" that critics say trick women into getting lectured about the evils of abortions.
Ludwig Hurtado
2.9.18
High Wire
High Wire

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Maia Szalavitz
2.5.18
mental health
mental health

What Life Is Like When You're Constantly Terrified of Death

Thanatophobia is the fear of the one thing in life that is inevitable... death.
Violet Rusu
2.5.18
THE SESH
THE SESH

Sorry, Getting Fucked Up When You're Ill Does Not Cure You

Doctors of 200 years ago may disagree, but using drugs to sweat out the illness is nothing more than an old wives tale.
Hannah Ewens
2.2.18
Faith
Faith

I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer

The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
Life Inside
Life Inside

I Spent Three Strange Days on a Prison Bus to See a Doctor

When getting a few minutes with a doctor means spending hours and hours handcuffed to another inmate and wondering about the world outside.
Deidre McDonald
1.26.18
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

I Had the Same Disease as Kate Middleton and It Was Brutal

Morning sickness on steroids doesn't even begin to describe it.
Natalie B. Pendergast
1.24.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

Life After a Double Mastectomy at 33

A young, single New York City woman is diagnosed with the genetic mutation that gave her mother breast cancer. After removing her breasts, unanswerable questions about her future loom large.
Elyssa Goodman
1.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Doctors Keep People Who Refuse Blood Transfusions Alive

We talk about the inventive ways doctors treat patients who, for religious reasons, can't take blood on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now' podcast.
VICE Staff
1.19.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation, it's a "thank-you present."
Anna Nini
1.12.18