Health

Depression and Anxiety Threatened to Kill My Career. So I Came Clean About It.

Depression and Anxiety Threatened to Kill My Career. So I Came Clean About It.

Yasha Hartberg

ESSAYS

Co-published with The Guardian. Teaching was my dream job, writes Yasha Hartberg. But how would students react to a professor who could barely keep his life together?

I’m a Black Physician. I Understand When Patients Say They Don’t Trust Medicine.

I’m a Black Physician. I Understand When Patients Say They Don’t Trust Medicine.

Armen Henderson

ESSAYS

Co-published with The Philadelphia InquirerIf white people were under-treated for pain at the same rate black people are today, institutions and individuals would be swiftly held accountable.

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Eric Pape

FEATURES

Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. One woman’s story shows the impact can prove deadly.

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

David Wallis

FEATURES

Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s not a replacement for more sweeping reforms, but it might help in the meantime.

A Stay at Kings County

A Stay at Kings County

Charlie Gross

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The New York Review of Books. While for some their stays at Kings County may pave the way back to stability, many have daunting prognoses and face a healthcare system that all but guarantees future trips back to the psych ER. 

‘It’s Worse than Murder’: How Rural America Became a Hospital Desert

‘It’s Worse than Murder’: How Rural America Became a Hospital Desert

Michael Graff

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. Since 2010, 83 rural US hospitals have closed – many in counties with poverty rates higher than average – leaving residents in need stranded.

Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?

Why Are America's Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?

Debbie Weingarten

NEWS

Co-published with The Guardian. The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC StudiosThere's a patchwork of primary care available to New Yorkers who don't have health insurance. But if you need extensive medical care, your options are limited.

 

 

The Serious Dangers of Tampons—And You Have to Pay Taxes on Them as Well

The Serious Dangers of Tampons—And You Have to Pay Taxes on Them as Well

Laura Strausfeld

ANALYSIS

Co-published with Alternet. Now that we’re living under a political regime hostile to women's health, there's more risk than ever for those using this essential commodity.

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

Jackson

Jackson

Maisie Crow

MULTIMEDIA

Film by Maisie Crow. Premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and the LA Film Festival. Maisie Crow expands on her Emmy-nominated documentary The Last Clinic, revisiting the last remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi.

How Septic Tanks May Imperil this Florida Ecosystem

How Septic Tanks May Imperil this Florida Ecosystem

Lisa Desai and Yasmeen Qureshi

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with PBS NewsHour with additional support from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon.

My Sister Is a Recovering Addict

My Sister Is a Recovering Addict

Elizabeth Kadetsky

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with VoxShe's been in and out of shelters and rehabs. I can’t fix her. But she also can’t fix herself.

The "Firewater" Fairytale

The "Firewater" Fairytale

Maia Szalavitz

NEWSANALYSIS

Co-published with The VergeNo, Native Americans are not biologically more likely to become alcoholics. What's really to blame? Poverty, trauma, and colonialism itself.

The Perils of Misdiagnosis

The Perils of Misdiagnosis

Lisa Di Venuta

ANALYSIS

Co-published with AlternetWhen mental health professionals misdiagnose their patients, the treatment can be more dangerous than the original condition.

The Twisted Plasma Business

The Twisted Plasma Business

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

ESSAY

Co-published with The Atlantic. Darryl Lorenzo Wellington reports on the multi-billion dollar plasma donation industry, including his own experience “plassing” for cash.