Kate Wells appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 08, 2023
Last year, Michigan voters put the right to abortion in the state constitution. This year, the state legislature kept a 24-hour waiting period and said Medicaid can't pay for the procedure.
Saturday, November 04, 2023
Abortion advocates in Michigan had a major setback this week. Voters enshrined abortion rights in the constitution last November, but figuring out what those rights mean has become a battle.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Michigan Democrats want to pass new bills to remove abortion obstacles like a 24-hour waiting period, and a ban on Medicaid reimbursement. But one Democrat doesn't agree — and they need her vote.
Thursday, October 05, 2023
Michigan Democrats want to pass a new bill to remove abortion obstacles like a 24-hour waiting period, and a ban on Medicaid reimbursement. But one Democrat doesn't agree — and they need her vote.
Thursday, June 08, 2023
The National Eating Disorders Association took down a controversial chatbot, after users showed how the newest version could dispense potentially harmful advice about dieting and calorie counting.
Thursday, June 08, 2023
The National Eating Disorders Association has indefinitely taken down a chatbot after the bot produced diet and weight loss advice. The nonprofit had already closed its human-staffed helpline.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
In recent years, the demands on the NEDA helpline, and the humans who ran it, escalated. The organization says it was unsustainable. But some have worries about new plans for an online chatbot.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The National Eating Disorders Association is shutting its telephone helpline down, firing its small staff and hundreds of volunteers. Instead it's using a chatbot — and not because the bot is better.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Doctors in Michigan say the pending Supreme Court ruling on the abortion medication mifepristone is causing confusion and uncertainty.
Friday, March 03, 2023
Sick children overwhelmed hospitals this past fall and winter, exposing vulnerabilities in the nation's ability to care for its youngest during a crisis.
Friday, February 24, 2023
After a surge of respiratory viruses early this winter, many children's hospitals are finally returning to normal. But next time they surge, beds for young patients could again be hard to come by.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Pediatric cases of RSV and flu have sent families crowding into ERs, as health systems struggle with staff shortages. In Michigan, only 9 out of more than 130 hospitals have a pediatric ICU.
Friday, December 09, 2022
At a children's hospital in Michigan, the staff is struggling to treat the surge of RSV and flu cases in children. Some parents say they have been turned away from emergency rooms for days.
Monday, November 07, 2022
Michigan faces a key vote on abortion rights as patients travel there from other states. At a clinic near Detroit, many women share what abortion access means for their own lives and futures.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
On TikTok, the hashtag "dementia" has 3 billion views. Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias have been using the site to swap tips and share the burdens of life with dementia.
Friday, August 05, 2022
In a span of 3 days this week, court rulings seesawed between outlawing abortions and permitting them. A judge allowed them to continue Wednesday for at least 21 days.
Thursday, August 04, 2022
The latest court ruling comes as providers say they're seeing huge demand for the procedure from both local and out-of-state patients.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Abortion rights advocates in Michigan are hoping a wave of newly-motivated activists will turn out this year to override an abortion ban and put broad reproductive rights in the state constitution.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Organizers in Michigan submitted 750,000 signatures for a November ballot initiative to enshrine reproductive rights in the state constitution.
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
About 100 victims of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are suing the FBI. They say the agency mishandled complaints about Nassar in 2015, allowing him to continue his abuse until his arrest.