This Tiny Pill Could Lower Mortality Rates for Black Babies
It could prevent a life-threatening condition called preeclampsia—but many patients don’t know it can help.
Spike in Uninsured May be Linked to Trump Immigration Policies
The number of uninsured people in America has increased for the first time in nearly a decade.
California Poised to Be First State to Provide Free Medication Abortions to College Students
The law will benefit the students at public universities in the state, who are predominantly people of color and may face geographic and economic hurdles to obtaining the medical procedure.
Cancer Alley Residents Stop New Chemical Plant From Opening
A lawsuit and protests pushed a Chinese petrochemical firm to withdraw its approved application to build in Louisiana.
8 Ways To Help The Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian
“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history.”
Court Temporarily Blocks Missouri's Eight-Week Abortion Ban
But new restrictions—including for cases of fetal Down Syndrome—were allowed to go into effect.
Trump Admin Threatens Migrants Seeking Life-Saving Medical Care With Deportation
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.): “This is a new low. Donald Trump is literally deporting kids with cancer.”
New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years
With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.
The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis
An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.
Medical Association Blasts Trump Administration for Attacking Health Care Rights
American Medical Association to Department of Health and Human Services: “This proposal marks the rare occasion in which a federal agency seeks to remove civil rights protections.”
How City Planners Are Battling Rising Temps Across Nation
Global warming is causing major climate shifts. Now, cities are making major changes to protect their most vulnerable residents.
Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Program
“We believe that the Trump administration is doing this as an attack on reproductive health care and to keep providers like Planned Parenthood from serving our patients.”
Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
Planned Parenthood's New Leader On Racial Equity and Reproductive Health Freedom
Alexis McGill Johnson talks to Colorlines about bringing her life’s work as a racial justice organizer to the reproductive health care organization.
New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV
The Transgender Law Center documented the top legal and health care barriers for HIV-positive trans and gender nonconforming people. The goal is “data-driven advocacy led by the community for the community.”
WATCH: Doc Explores How Criminal Justice System Fails People With Mental Illnesses
“Forty hours of mental health training in a police academy that’s seven-and-a-half months long isn’t long enough.”
Trump Administration Seeks to Strip 3.1 Million People of Food Security
The quest to prevent lower-income earning people from accessing food stamps via the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program continues.
Rev. Elena Rose Vera On the Hotline Created for Trans People, by Trans People
Trans Lifeline executive director: “We’re not just people that need to be rescued, but also have extraordinary gifts.”
Study Finds Increase in Latinx Preterm Births After Trump Election
Researchers emphasized a connection between psychosocial stress and an increase in babies born early after 45 won the White House.