Stories tagged: "health"


Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.

At work in DC in December 2001, Eva Clayton was a trailblazing former congresswoman from North Carolina. She was also a longtime local leader in Warren County, NC. (Getty Images)
Trailblazing US Rep. Eva Clayton: The Virus is Winning the Race in Rural North Carolina

The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.

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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

Pediatric experts Dr. Janean Dilworth-Bart, left, and Dr. Sheryl Henderson answered UpNorthNews reader questions about children, schools, and the Delta variant. (Graphic by Jonathon Sadowski)
Pediatric Experts Answer Reader Questions About COVID-19

You asked us, so we asked the experts.

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

US President Joe Biden speaks after visiting a mobile vaccination unit at the Green Road Community Center in  Raleigh, North Carolina on June 24, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
With 45% of NC Adults Unvaccinated, President Biden Implores North Carolinians to Get Their Shot

New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are down in North Carolina, but so is the number of new shots.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...