In Fresno County, drug use is about two times the state average. Pregnancy can be a crucial time for women to seek help for addiction—but it can also cost them their children.
Every year, more than 400,000 women in America have babies who are preterm, low birthweight, or who die before their first birthday.
With a new global summit approaching, communities in the southern United States are calling attention to the disaster scenarios they currently face.
Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.