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Side Effects Public Media - Public health, personal stories.

A health news initiative exploring the impacts of place, policy and economics on America's health. Reporting sheds light on root causes of community-wide health problems—from chronic disease, to mental health and addiction, to infant mortality—and on new efforts to solve them.

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A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 has put an enormous strain on healthcare systems — including the influx of COVID-19 patients, staffing shortages and budget crunches. Hospitals and healthcare workers reflect on living with COVID a year after it came to dominate our lives.

KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, Midwesterners have a lot of questions about distribution plans — and the vaccine itself. One state is getting help from a surprising place: public libraries.

COVID-19: El Proceso De Vacunación

Jan 4, 2021

A medida que comienza el proceso de vacunación, America Amplified recopila y organiza las respuestas de los peritos ante las preguntas de los oyentes de la radio pública de todo el país. Estas preguntas provienen de nuestras emisoras asociadas.

Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquí.

COVID-19 Surge Strains Midwest Hospitals

Nov 14, 2020
NATHAN LAWRENCE/KBIA

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.

The recent COVID surge was enough to push BJC Healthcare to start deferring some scheduled procedures at hospitals in the St. Louis area. In Columbia, where the University of Missouri is located, hospitals aren’t there yet.

But it’s not out of the question.

AIME'E ELLIOT

Earlier this year, Aime’e Elliot couldn’t keep any solid foods down while pregnant with son Jacion. So the 28-year-old Indianapolis woman called a community group before even considering her doctor.

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