Kristin Gourlay

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Here's where abortions are now banned or strictly limited, and where they may be soon

Friday, June 24, 2022

With the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion bans in many states are starting to kick in. Here are the states with laws with abortion bans and restrictions in place.


Parents With Disabilities Face Extra Hurdles With Kids' Remote Schooling

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Parents with disabilities often face extra issues with remote learning. A deaf mom whose first language is American Sign Language is navigating the challenge of monitoring her hearing child's work.


How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Affordable Care Act covers 8 million millennials through Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges, and the ability to stay on a parent's plan until age 26. The GOP health bill limits some options.


Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

Friday, January 27, 2017

One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing that support would mean.


Laughing Gas Gives Women Another Option To Manage Labor Pain

Monday, November 07, 2016

Move over, epidurals, here comes nitrous oxide. After enjoying popularity in the U.S. for managing labor pain until the mid-20th century, it was dropped in favor of anesthesia. Now it's back.


In Prince's Age Group, Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.


Tiny Opioid Patients Need Help Easing Into Life

Friday, March 25, 2016

More babies are being born dependent on opioids. The good news is they can safely be weaned from the drug. But there is little research on which medical treatment is best, or on the long-term effects.


When A Loved One Dies Of Overdose, What Happens To The Family?

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Grieving the loss of a loved one to drug overdose can be difficult when it is mixed with guilt and remorse. But support is scarce for those who are left behind.


Injection Drug Use Fuels Rise In Hepatitis C Cases

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The rise in injection drug use across the country, especially the eastern U.S., is fueling an outbreak of hepatitis C. Outreach workers are offering clean needles and testing to contain the spread.


Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Threaten To Bust Prison Budgets

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C — up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.


Why Burning Wood To Stay Warm Is Back In Vogue

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

It's partly because of the rising price of heating oil, but partly the desire for home energy independence. Either way, wood stove retailers and cut wood sellers are rejoicing.