Kate Wells

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Michigan experiences its 4th COVID surge — the nation's highest case rate

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Michigan has more COVID-19 hospitalizations than ever. This surge is coming at the same time hospitals are also getting hit with waves of non-COVID patients, who delayed care during the pandemic.


ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don't even have COVID

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Patients who couldn't see a doctor earlier in the pandemic or were too afraid to go to a hospital have finally become too sick to stay away. Many ERs now struggle to cope with an onslaught of need.


Children's Hospitals Saw Rise In Eating Disorder Cases During Pandemic

Sunday, August 08, 2021

During the pandemic, 15 children's hospitals reported that admissions for eating disorders doubled, on average. A Michigan teen shares her story about getting diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.


How The Latest Phase Of The Pandemic Is Playing Out Across The U.S.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

In Georgia, Michigan and Ohio, it's now been a few days of kids between the ages of 12 and 15 getting vaccinated. Each state has also had a different reaction to new CDC guidance on masks.


Michigan Experiences Highest Rate Of New U.S. COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Michigan is grappling with high rates of COVID-19, with younger adults and children being hospitalized. To deal with the influx of patients, hospitals have opened overflow tents.


Detroit Aims To Get More Vaccine Shots Into Arms Of Black Residents

Monday, March 15, 2021

Detroit is 79% Black, but only 13% of residents have gotten one COVID-19 vaccine shot. In surrounding areas, the rate is nearly double that. The city turned to Black churches to be vaccination sites.


Michigan Vs. New York: How 2 States Are Handling The Coronavirus After The Lockdown

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Michigan and New York successfully drove coronavirus case numbers down in the spring. New York is keeping the curve flat, but Michigan isn't. NPR looks at leadership differences in these states.


Hospitals Vary Treatment For Coronavirus Patients

Monday, May 18, 2020

Without a cure for COVID-19, doctors are desperately trying to figure out the best treatment regimen for patients. And what they're trying, may look very different depending on the hospital.


After Recovering From COVID-19, Some Detroit Health Care Workers Are Back On The Job

Friday, April 17, 2020

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients sometimes get sick themselves. Those who recover often go right back to work.


In Detroit, Over 2,600 Health Care Workers Have Gotten Sick From The Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

More than 2,600 health care workers around Detroit have tested positive for the coronavirus. They're adapting while grappling with "survivor guilt" and the loss of their coworkers.


A Coronavirus Spike In A Big City, And In A Small One

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, cities big and small are seeing outbreaks. In Detroit, doctors say there aren't enough tests. Albany, Ga. has seen hundreds of cases.


Michigan State Faulted For Handling Of Sexual Abuse Cases

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Department of Education report claims Michigan State University displayed "a lack of institutional control" in the handling of the Larry Nassar scandal, and has violated federal campus safety laws.


Michigan State President Steps Down After Insulting Comments About Abuse Survivors

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after comments that survivors of Larry Nassar felt were insulting. For some, this move by the university feels like a new direction.


'Believed': A New Podcast Explores The Larry Nassar Case

Friday, October 26, 2018

A new podcast asks the most vexing questions about the Larry Nassar case, the head doctor of the U.S. Women's Olympic team who sexually abused scores of young women.


Former Michigan State University Medical School Dean Faces Criminal Charges

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A former Michigan State University medical school dean who supervised notorious sports doctor Larry Nassar is facing criminal charges over allegations that he failed to protect women and girls from Nassar, groped female students and had porn on his office computer.


What Parents Can Learn From The Larry Nassar And USA Gymnastics Case

Friday, February 23, 2018

What the parents of Larry Nassar's victims want other parents to understand is the question "how could I have let this happen?" Many of their daughters were abused by the Olympic gymnastics doctor while they themselves were sitting there in the room. While they struggle with blaming themselves, they also want other parents to learn about how predators can gain your trust.


Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced; Michigan State President Resigns

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A judge sentenced Larry Nassar to 175 years in prison after more than 150 victims spoke at his proceedings. And, the president of Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked, resigned.


Larry Nassar Sentenced To Up To 175 Years After 150 Women Share Stories Of Abuse

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"My monster is finally gone." That's what one woman said on Wednesday at the sentencing today of Larry Nassar, the former Olympic gymnastics doctor convicted of sexually abusing patients under the guise of treatment.


3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More than 150 women and girls have testified at the sentencing hearing of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Fallout from Nassar's sexual abuse is leading to departures at USA Gymnastics.


Victims Confront Larry Nassar Over Sexual Abuse

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sentencing is underway for Larry Nassar, the former doctor for Olympics gymnasts, over his conviction for sexual assault. Dozens of victims are making impact statements and confronting him.