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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Many K-12 school districts are tapping federal funds to pay for regular surveillance testing of students. It's an effective pandemic tactic when used alongside mask-wearing and other precautions.
Saturday, August 07, 2021
Rural health experts are calling on trusted agricultural leaders — like farmers and ranchers — to use their understanding of science and nudge vaccine-hesitant neighbors to roll up their sleeves.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
As rates of anxiety, depression and suicide in children have been rising in recent years, only 20% of kids have access to mental health care. To change that, a hospital joined with school districts.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is rising. Experts say one way to save lives is making sure new mothers don't lose their health insurance.
Monday, April 26, 2021
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is rising. Black mothers face the highest risk, and the CDC estimates over half of these deaths are preventable.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. If that stress isn't buffered by caring adults, it can have lifelong consequences. There's a lot schools can do to keep that from happening.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Some states are prioritizing farmworkers in their vaccine rollout. Many of these workers are from Mexico, and are getting vaccinated much sooner than they would in their home countries.
Monday, March 01, 2021
Getting COVID-19 tests and vaccine to essential workers on commercial farms and in meatpacking plants requires more than a pop-up clinic miles away. A positive test can be financially devastating.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Despite being at-risk, essential workers, many who work in farming or meatpacking still lack access to coronavirus testing. Farmworker advocates say that doesn't bode well for vaccination outreach.
Monday, January 18, 2021
When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Illinois is seeing big spikes in COVID-19 cases that appear, in part, to be related to the political stance being taken by some county officials in regards to safety protocols.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
A small number of COVID-19 patients have survived after getting a double-lung transplant. One of those patients, Mayra Ramirez, shares the story of her surgery and ongoing recovery.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Colleges are rolling out a dizzying diversity of COVID-19 containment plans for students and staff. Some have no plans for routine testing, while others aim to test everyone on campus twice a week.
Monday, August 17, 2020
After six weeks on a ventilator, she was dying of COVID-19. But doctors took a gamble and gave Mayra Ramirez a double lung transplant. Now she shares what it's like to come back from the brink.
Friday, June 12, 2020
A young woman in her 20s was healthy before the coronavirus struck her. After two months on a ventilator and ECMO device, her transplanted lungs are now working.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Illinois is switching thousands of children who rely on Medicaid to managed care plans. It's meant to save money, but in the past such moves have caused disruptions in treatment.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Most people think domestic violence involves an adult abusing an intimate partner or a child, but children can also threaten, bully and attack family members. Some abused parents are speaking out.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.
Sunday, February 03, 2019
Nearly three years after the state of Illinois agreed in a court settlement to revamp mental health care in prisons and provide better treatment, a judge says the care remains "grossly insufficient."
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Doctors told Toni and Jim Hoy their young son needed intensive, specialized care away from home — institutional services that cost at least $100,000 a year. Insurance wouldn't cover the cost.