Kristin Gourlay

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Ebola-hit children in Sierra Leone go hungry amid food shortages - charity

While most families devastated by Ebola have received humanitarian aid, at least 1,400 children orphaned by the epidemic urgently need support<p>DAKAR, …

Uninsured In Coal Country: Desperate Americans Still Turn To Volunteer Clinics

GRUNDY, Virginia — Sandra Cook got in line midday on a recent Friday for dental care that she wouldn’t receive until the next morning. Hundreds more …

Neighborhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all races

Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, …

University of Alabama
Cancer
Health Care

Neighborhoods influence health, for better and for worse

But it doesn’t have to be that way in East Harlem or any other neighborhood in America. There are ways to make neighborhoods places where healthy …

Digital Health

Studies Link Cancer Patients' Survival Time To Insurance Status

Privately insured people with cancer were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than those who were uninsured or were covered by Medicaid, according to two recent studies.<p>In one study, researchers examined data from more than 13,600 adult patients who had glioblastoma multiforme, the most common type …

Cancer
Housing

Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary : Health and Medicine Division

More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, …

African-American News
African-American News

Supreme Court ruling leaves millions of immigrants more vulnerable to illness

Center for Health Journalism Member Blog<p>June 29, 2016<p>Last week’s Supreme Court tie decision halted protections against deportation for undocumented …

‘Digital Health’ Not Just For Well-Heeled Fitness Fiends

When we hear the phrase “digital health,” we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our …

Health Care

The growing diet divide between rich and poor in America

Health<p>M<p>uch has been written about the growing income inequality in the United States. But another kind of gap is also widening between us, and it’s …

Health Care
National Parks

Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses

Denise Johnson works two jobs, but neither of them offers health insurance to part-timers like her. She signed up for a marketplace plan this year, …

Life Expectancy Study: It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live

Poor people who reside in expensive, well-educated cities such as San Francisco tend to live longer than low-income people in less affluent places, …

Housing

New study of Chicago’s poorest kids sheds light on adversity’s long shadow

Children's Health Matters<p>March 18, 2016<p>By now most health reporters have at least a passing familiarity with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) …

Nearly 50,000 young people are incarcerated confined in the U.S. juvenile justice system.

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany, Oregon is the only girls-only facility in the state. They are part of the Oregon Youth Authority …

In isolated Native American community, a rash of suicides among young men

Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Blog<p>March 04, 2016<p>The Yurok, California’s largest Native American tribe, recently submitted an emergency …

Health Care

Many Dislike Health Care System But Are Pleased With Their Own Care

The United States has the most advanced health care in the world. There are gleaming medical centers across the country where doctors cure cancers, transplant organs and bring people back from near death.<p>But a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan …

Health Care

Medicaid Rules Are Causing Undocumented Immigrants To Get ‘Bad Care For High Costs’

Carla used to get dialysis a couple of times a week at the public hospital in Indianapolis, Eskenazi Hospital. She would sit in a chair for hours as …