Sarah’s Recent Stories
Health Jul 17Sick Puerto Ricans are facing long waits to see the doctor
From 2006 to 2016, the number of doctors in Puerto Rico dropped from 14,000 to 9,000, an exodus hastened by Hurricane Maria. With so many doctors leaving the island, many low-income families must travel long distances for medical appointments, and…
Health Jul 11Amid new hurricane season, Maria still taking a toll on Puerto Rico’s elderly
As Puerto Rico enters another hurricane season, the island’s elderly residents find themselves especially vulnerable. A recent study found some 4,600 Puerto Ricans perished in the months following Hurricane Maria--including many who died because of delayed medical care. Special correspondent…
Health May 15By the numbers: Mental illness behind bars
There are now three times more people with serious mental illness incarcerated in the United States than in hospitals, and the types of behavioral and mental health problems among inmates are becoming more severe.