People with intellectual disabilities are at a higher risk of abuse than the general population. Society doesn’t always set up adults with intellectual disabilities to succeed in relationships.
A sustainable future and the health and wellness of teens are inextricably linked. Since the pandemic, there’s been an increase in high school students feeling persistently sad or hopeless and a shortage in pediatric mental health providers. In this episode, Cayah Leavy, a high school freshman, walks us through her experiences with mental health, balancing […]
At first, the pandemic actually kept us in our homes. Y’all remember that? Being on lockdown? For many, COVID and the response to it only intensified the need for health care. And by health care, I mean physical and mental. But have the body and the mind been treated with the same importance? That’s what […]
Since the highly effective and costly hepatitis C drugs came to market two years ago, it’s been a common refrain: Wait until you have irreversible liver damage and then you can be treated.
Twenty veterans a day.
Consumers can now look up any hospital in the nation and quickly see how they rate on a simple five-star quality system.
And when you zero in on Pittsburgh, you will see that none of the area hospitals rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [CMS] got the top-star rating.
Reporter Mary Niederberger speaks about how she was affected by her reporting on youth suicide in Allegheny County and what she hopes people will take away from this story. She also talks about the special considerations she and PublicSource Managing Editor Halle Stockton took when deciding how to present the story because of its sensitive subject matter.
PublicSource reporter Halle Stockton explains her latest investigative series about the powerful psychotropic drugs that are being prescribed to Pennsylvania’s most chronic or violent youth offenders. Explore the series.
One out of every 11 organ donors is a person who has died from a drug overdose.
This statistic is according to new government data reported by The Washington Post.
The trend is a combination of rising drug-related deaths and efforts by advocates to spread the message of organ donation to more communities, even marginalized ones, according to the article.