Maria Godoy

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Misinformation about abortion targets Spanish speakers, galvanizing Latino voters

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Shortly after the leaked draft opinion on abortion, there was a surge of posts about abortion targeting Spanish speakers. This misinformation is designed to galvanize anti-abortion Latino voters.


Latina immigrants may be exposed to Spanish-language disinformation about abortion

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Doctors and reproductive rights advocates are seeing a surge in disinformation about abortion targeting the Latino community. Some worry that this may dissuade some from seeking medical care.


Catholic health care's wide reach can make it hard to get birth control in many places

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Religious rules guiding Catholic health care systems often mean their doctors can't prescribe contraceptives or perform tubal ligations. And sometimes that leaves patients with few other options.


Oberlin College students worry Catholic directives could affect contraception access

Thursday, September 01, 2022

The college's student health center became the center of a maelstrom this past week, after students learned the Catholic health agency hired to run it follows religious restrictions on contraception.


Getting contraception gets complicated for patients at Catholic hospitals

Monday, August 29, 2022

Many hospitals and health care clinics in the U.S. are affiliated with the Catholic Church, which means religious directives might limit the types of contraception they can offer.


Americans will soon be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Under new FDA rules, people with mild or moderate hearing loss will be able to buy hearing aids over the counter without a prescription as soon as mid-October.


Hearing aids could be available over the counter as soon as October

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration announced that hearing aids, which typically need a prescription, will be available over the counter — making them more accessible and affordable, activists say.


Emergency contraception: How it works, how effective it is and how to get it

Friday, July 08, 2022

Emergency contraceptives and abortion pills are not the same thing, though people often confuse them. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, it's vital to know the difference — and your options.


Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

To best protect against unintended pregnancy, emergency contraceptives like Plan B or Ella need to be taken within five days of unprotected sex, but a large number of pharmacies don't stock the pills.


Where to find emergency contraception now that Roe is gone

Sunday, June 26, 2022

With access to safe and legal abortions coming into question, emergency contraception will be more important than ever. However, finding that contraception at the local pharmacy is no easy task.


COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

Friday, May 13, 2022

In the U.S., people of color have been more likely to die at younger ages, especially among lower-income communities. That's had a ripple effect on finances, education and physical and mental health.


A mysterious form of hepatitis has appeared in more than 100 children

Friday, May 06, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more than 100 cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis in young children.


Here's why you might still want to wear masks on public transport

Friday, April 22, 2022

Sure, you don't have to wear a mask on airplanes, buses and ride shares anymore, but you still might want to depending on the circumstances. Here's what experts say about the risks.


To wear a mask, or not, on public transportation? Which is the right move for you?

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Now that the federal mask mandate on public transport has come to an end, should people continue to wear masks anyway? We explore the latest science on air flow and transmission.


The CDC's mask mandate for public transportation has been reversed

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

On Monday, a federal judge struck down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation. Less than 24 hours later, videos emerged on social media of passengers celebrating.


Do I really need another booster? The answer depends on age, risk and timing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Health officials argue the protection of the COVID vaccine booster wanes over time and say some people need a second booster. But other infectious disease experts say three shots are enough for now.


Better ventilation means healthier students, but many schools can't afford to upgrade

Friday, March 18, 2022

The better the air quality in schools, the better students do academically and healthier they are. Improving air quality is expensive, so advocates hope money set aside under the Biden Plan will help.


Better air in classrooms matters beyond COVID. Here's why schools aren't there yet

Monday, March 14, 2022

Boosting ventilation and filtration not only lowers the risk of transmission, it's also linked to higher test scores and better health. But making upgrades is more complex than it sounds.


CDC drops guidance for universal indoor masking

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The CDC is dropping its guidance for universal indoor masking, instead recommending masking pegged to local conditions where spread of the virus is considered high risk.


The science on masking in schools

Friday, February 18, 2022

While many states have already lifted their statewide mask mandates, many mandates remain in place. But the science is mixed about masks effectiveness in schools — especially for kids.