There's little discussion of the impact on fertility, and the broader lack of reproductive and sexual health care for young people living with this complex disease.
An investigation by KJZZ and the Arizona Daily Star found that physical and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, can occur anywhere — and often, nothing is done about it.
Residents living near the former battery recycling plant in have long complained about issues with the cleanup, and now employees of the contractors responsible for the cleanup are speaking out too.
Zach Chafos languished for a total of 76 days in a Maryland ER waiting for a psychiatric bed — part of a growing mental health treatment crisis for teens across the country
Mission Local spent the summer in SF's Bayview District knocking on doors, interviewing residents, entering their homes, and reviewing documents. The outlet found that in many cases, apartments on "The Hill" are making tenants sick.
This story was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s California Impact Fund.
Once considered an infection nearly eradicated, congenital syphilis rates have risen dramatically in California. Community health workers fan out across communities to find and treat patients who are often homeless or battling addiction.
The number of congenital syphilis cases has ballooned to rates not seen in two decades. Public health workers say the increase coincides with a decline in funding for public health and a drop in the rate of women accessing prenatal care.
“I think it would be a bit cavalier to all of a sudden say, We’re completely through with it,” Dr. Fauci said at a center event this week.