Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani is a health reporter at Philadelphia Media Network, focusing on health issues among young people. Before moving to the City of Brotherly Love, she was an assistant producer on the health team at WNYC, delving into the healthcare system's failure to support adults with developmental disabilities and tracking down stories about childhood lead exposure in New York City. In the past, she's worked as a James Reston reporting fellow on the health/science desk at The New York Times, and traveled to Liberia on a reporting trip with columnist Nicholas Kristof. She has also written for The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC and The Hartford Courant. Originally from Connecticut, she spent four years in Boston and considers herself a New England girl at heart.

Aneri Pattani appears in the following:

Many ERs Fail People Who Struggle With Addiction. These New Approaches Might Help

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Starting treatment for addiction in the emergency room greatly improves the chances recovery will last, experts say. Cutting red tape, hiring advocates and Uber vouchers can all make a difference.

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A Tragic Death Shows How ERs Fail Patients Who Struggle With Addiction

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

ER doctors wanted to hospitalize the young man to help ease his withdrawal from opioid dependence. But he declined because he couldn't afford it. His mom says no one told him he had financial options.

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Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To Cope

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Women aren't just upping their drinking, researchers say. Increasingly they are "drinking to cope," instead of for pleasure — which accelerates the risk of alcohol use disorder and its health damage.

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Some Health Workers Say They're Not Refusing The Vaccine, They Just Need Some Time

Friday, February 05, 2021

Low initial vaccine uptake among staffers in nursing homes has ignited debates about whether to penalize, persuade or simply pay them more to get the vaccine. But a little patience might work best.

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For Health Care Workers, The Pandemic Is Fueling Renewed Interest In Unions

Monday, January 11, 2021

Many front-line health workers who have faced a perpetual lack of PPE and inconsistent safety measures believe the government and their employers have failed to protect them from COVID-19.

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Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Reports are on the rise of symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems and flare-ups of autoimmune disorders. Here's why chronic stress can make our bodies hurt, and what to do about it.

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Aftereffect Ep8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Arnaldo is finally leaving Carlton Palms, but will he ever live the life he wants?

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Aftereffect Ep7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 16, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

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Aftereffect Ep6: “When they don't behave”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Carlton Palms is known for abuse -- sometimes death -- and has been for long before Arnaldo arrived. Why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

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Episode 8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Arnaldo is finally leaving Carlton Palms, but will he ever live the life he wants?

Aftereffect Ep5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 09, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new group home, Carlton Palms.

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Episode 7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 09, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

Aftereffect Ep4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, July 06, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

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Episode 6: “When they don’t behave”

Friday, July 06, 2018

Carlton Palms had a dark history long before Arnaldo arrived. So why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

Aftereffect Ep3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, July 02, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

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Episode 5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 02, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new home, Carlton Palms.

Aftereffect Ep2: “Suck it up, buttercup”

Friday, June 29, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.

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Bonus: Introducing Aftereffect

Friday, June 29, 2018

Introducing WNYC Studios' latest podcast, Aftereffect: a SWAT team, an autistic man and an American tragedy. Listen to episode one.

Episode 4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, June 29, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

Aftereffect Ep 1: “Let me get this on camera”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.

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