Jane Greenhalgh - NPR

Jane Greenhalgh - NPR
a pregnant woman

U.S. maternal deaths keep rising. Here’s who is most at risk.

The worst outcomes were among Black women, Native American and Alaska Native people.
a field of white flags in memory of covid victims

Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to drop, driven by COVID-19

Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.
a person holds a sign for monkeypox vaccinations

White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.
A boy gets a shot from a woman in a mask.

CDC recommends Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get Pfizer's low-dose COVID vaccine. CDC director Rochelle Walensky agreed with a unanimous decision of a team of advisers that the benefits outweigh the risks.