Sammy Mack appears in the following:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A new 12-part series from WLRN examines how the effects of gun violence in Miami often go unaddressed, and manifest in communities and families for generations.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
There's only one place in the continental U.S. where mosquitoes are known to be transmitting the Zika virus: Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Pregnant women are arming themselves against mosquitoes.
Friday, August 05, 2016
For some obstetricians and gynecologists, Zika virus is transforming how they practice medicine. Talks with pregnant patients now include testing for the virus and the risks of long-term effects.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
More than 30 percent of Floridians report having serious financial problems, compared with 26 percent of adults nationwide. Digging into those poll numbers shows large medical bills can be ruinous.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
About a year ago at a Miami-Dade County school board meeting, superintendent Alberto Carvalho was happy to announce the district and the teacher's union had just ratified a new contract.
"I believe that this contract honors and dignifies what you do every single day," he told the school board members. ...
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Indiana Jones and Lara Croft have nothing on Kate Kristopher.
Indy, Lara and a host of famous explorers get their butts symbolically kicked in Shutter, the first postmodern adventure comic. Kate may be human, but that's about all she has in common with her forebears in the world-traveling biz. Even ...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
As Americans begin shopping again for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, they'll be wrestling with premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and other vague and confusing insurance-speak.
Believe it or not, that's the easy part compared to figuring out what health care actually costs.
Sal Morales of Miami ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.