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Dr. Emily Hill Engstler checks on her patient Karinne Tudor, who is in labor with her second child at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion, Iowa.
Natalie Krebs
Side Effects Public Media
At a time when many rural hospitals continue to make the tough choice to shutter their obstetrics units and stop delivering babies, some have found ways to make their units survive and, sometimes, even thrive.
Incarcerated people are some of the sickest people in our country. Many have chronic conditions such as diabetes or lung disease. And they’re far more likely to suffer from mental illness and addiction. On Season 2 of Sick, listen to stories of what goes wrong in corrections facilities — places meant to keep people healthy, but built to punish them.
Sickle cell disease is the nation’s most common genetic disorder, but is often overlooked when it comes to resources. Sickle cell researchers, physicians and patients believe these disparities exist – and persist – because of systemic racism. This reporting is supported by a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems.