Laura’s Recent Stories
Health Feb 26Childhood obesity in America isn’t getting better, study says
About 35 percent of those aged 2 to 19 are overweight, according to the latest analysis, and about one in five children are obese.
Health Feb 22Why Trump’s new insurance proposal may put essential health benefits at risk
Here's a look at why Obamacare requires insurance companies to offer essential health benefits, and what losing them might mean for your insurance plan.
Health Feb 205 medical stories you might have missed
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Nation Feb 17What a bullet does to a human body
When bullets enter a human body, they don’t just pierce tissue, they shatter bones and dislocate limbs.
Health Feb 09It’s really not too late to get your flu shot, and other flu myths debunked
Here's what you actually can (and can't) do to prevent flu this season.
Health Feb 07More than 25 million Americans use community health centers. Now they’re caught up in Congress’ funding fight
The messy months-long debate over funding that shut down the government in January now entangles community health clinics, which serve one out of 12 Americans.
Health Jan 305 medical stories you should be reading now
It's easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here's what we're reading now.
Health Jan 26Kids got sick eating detergent long before the Tide Pod Challenge
Health professionals have worried for years about how easily children accidentally slurp down detergent pods meant for washing machines and dishwashers. More recently, they've also worried about teens, young adults and the so-called "Tide Pod Challenge."…
Politics Jan 25WATCH: Senate committee weighs emergency alert system after Hawaii’s false alarm
Watch the hearing livestream here starting at 10 a.m. ET in the video player above.
Nation Jan 24How have Trump’s comments on race affected you?
The PBS NewsHour wants to hear your story.