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Past articles by Christine:

Hospital chaplain, pastor calls out COVID-19 misinformation – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Pastor Keith Thomas works as a hospital chaplain. He said his experience on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have fueled his efforts to promote safety measures because he’s seen too many families lose loved ones to the virus. → Read More

How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

Many K-12 school districts are tapping federal funds to pay for regular surveillance testing of students. It's an effective pandemic tactic, when used alongside mask-wearing and other precautions. → Read More

NPR

How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

Many K-12 school districts are tapping federal funds to pay for regular surveillance testing of students. It's an effective pandemic tactic, when used alongside mask-wearing and other precautions. → Read More

NPR

As Trusted Voices, Farmers Could Be Key To Boosting Rural Vaccination Rates

Rural health experts are calling on trusted agricultural leaders — like farmers and ranchers — to use their understanding of science and nudge vaccine-hesitant neighbors to roll up their sleeves. → Read More

NPR

How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

A growing number of kids struggle with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. A new way of linking hospitals and schools may be the key to getting more of them help. → Read More

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With Black Women At Highest Risk of Maternal Death, Some States Extending Medicaid

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is rising. Experts say one way to save lives is making sure new mothers don't lose their health insurance. → Read More

How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'

The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. If that stress isn't buffered by caring adults, it can have lifelong consequences. There's a lot schools can do to keep that from happening. → Read More

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As Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rise In The U.S., Experts Say Expanding Medicaid Is Key

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is rising. Black mothers face the highest risk, and the CDC estimates over half of these deaths are preventable. → Read More

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How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'

The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. If that stress isn't buffered by caring adults, it can have lifelong consequences. There's a lot schools can do to keep that from happening. → Read More

NPR

To Help Farmworkers Get COVID-19 Tests And Vaccine, Build Trust And A Safety Net

Getting COVID-19 tests and vaccine to essential workers on commercial farms and in meatpacking plants requires more than a pop-up clinic miles away. A positive test can be financially devastating. → Read More

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'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Has Cut Options For Kids With Mental Illness

When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody. → Read More

How Addiction Treatment Prepared One Woman To ‘Face The Pandemic Head On’

More than 40 states have reported increases in opioid-related deaths and ongoing concerns for those living with a mental illness or substance use disorder. → Read More

For Migrant Workers, Need To Earn A Living Outweighs COVID-19 Concerns

Many migrant workers make double what they could at jobs closer to home. It’s a prospect they simply can’t turn down despite COVID-19. → Read More

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Swab, Spit Or Stay Home? A Wide Variety Of Plans To Keep Coronavirus Off Campus

Colleges are rolling out a dizzying diversity of COVID-19 containment plans for students and staff. Some have no plans for routine testing, while others aim to test everyone on campus twice a week. → Read More

U Of I’s Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Receives FDA Emergency Authorization

CHAMPAIGN – A saliva-based COVID-19 test created by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received authorization from the U... → Read More

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'She Was So Sick': From COVID-19 Diagnosis To A Double Lung Transplant

After six weeks on a ventilator, she was dying of COVID-19. But doctors took a gamble and gave Mayra Ramirez a double lung transplant. Now she shares what it's like to come back from the brink. → Read More

Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Clinics Step Up Testing For Migrant Farmworkers

Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year... → Read More

Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Clinics Step Up Testing For Migrant Farmworkers

Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year → Read More

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1st-Known U.S. Lung Transplant For COVID-19 Patient Performed In Chicago

A young woman in her 20s was healthy before the coronavirus struck her. After two months on a ventilator and ECMO device, her transplanted lungs are now working. → Read More

Survey: COVID-19 Brings U.S. Communities Together

A majority of Americans believe that while their communities will suffer in the short term from the COVID-19 pandemic, they will eventually recover. And... → Read More