Sarah’s Recent Stories
Health Dec 23Behind the troubling rise of uninsured American kids
Over a million children have fallen out of public health insurance programs since December 2017. In some cases, their parents acquired coverage at work. But researchers also see a troubling rise in uninsured children -- and say the Trump administration's…
Health Jul 05Skyrocketing cost of insulin pushes Americans to buy drug in Canada
Insulin is a vital drug that some 7.4 million Americans must take daily to manage their diabetes. But its price nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, leaving some patients with no choice but to turn to black-market drugs or traveling…
Health Feb 13Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor
Indiana is one of the states poised to enact work requirements for some citizens with Medicaid coverage -- a controversial policy and long-sought goal for Republicans. But advocates for the poor have protested loudly in recent months, saying many will…
Health Dec 28Why Maine’s governor and voters are in a fight over Medicaid expansion
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
Health Dec 20Giving poor families more choices in where to live can greatly improve health
When low-income Americans are concentrated in substandard homes in struggling or violent neighborhoods, it has tangible consequences for well-being. Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.
Poetry Apr 20How poetry helped a Compton student survive trauma
Compton student Kimberly Cervantes said that poetry helped her deal with trauma and the derision she faced at school for being bisexual.
Health Apr 28Doctors worry wide use of testosterone could lead to heart problems
Testosterone prescriptions in the U.S. more than tripled in the last decade, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. But researchers suspect much of the testosterone dispensed at low T clinics isn’t tracked since it’s often bought with cash.
Nation Feb 20Insured patients are often not transferred for better care, study finds
Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found…