Carmen’s Recent Stories
Health Jun 14Water quality in Puerto Rico remains unclear months after Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rican officials claim that water service on the U.S. island has been restored to more than 96 percent of customers as of June 6, but the report of progress masks underlying problems.
Health Dec 10Challenges abound for 26-year-olds falling off parental insurance cliff
A new crop of young people are falling off their parents’ insurance plans when they turn 26 — the age when the Affordable Care Act stipulates that children must leave family policies.
Health May 15Racial segregation may raise blood pressure among African Americans, study says
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and African-Americans are disproportionately affected by the condition.
Health Apr 18A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’
Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as "thirdhand smoke."…
Health Oct 02The need to replace EpiPens regularly adds to concerns about cost
EpiPens expire quickly, forcing users to regularly bear the cost of replacing the medicine.
Nation Sep 1213 percent of U.S. reports household hunger. How do teens cope?
Researchers asked teens how they cope with hunger in their communities and the barriers preventing them from accessing food assistance programs. They discovered many teens shrink from seeking help for fear of being stigmatized.