New York Let Residences for Kids With Serious Mental Health Problems Vanish. Desperate Families Call the Cops Instead.

New York Let Residences for Kids With Serious Mental Health Problems Vanish. Desperate Families Call the Cops Instead.

Taylor searched desperately for help, signing Amari up for therapy and putting her on waitlists for intensive, in-home mental health services that are supposed to be available to New York kids with serious psychiatric conditions. But the programs were full, and it...
The overlooked dangers of Coumadin

The overlooked dangers of Coumadin

Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes When Loren Peters arrived in the emergency room in October 2013, bruises covered his frail body, and blood oozed from his gums. The 85-year-old had not been in a fight or fallen down. Instead, he had been...
One nation, under sedation

One nation, under sedation

Medicare paid for nearly 40 million tranquilizer prescriptions in 2013 by Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones via ProPublica. This story was co-published with the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald and Health News Florida. In 2012, Medicare’s massive...
Obamacare, five years in

Obamacare, five years in

Muckreads Edition The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and we’re now in the second year since health insurance exchanges got up and running. So, how’s the law doing? That’s a complicated question. With the help of senior reporter Charles...