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Latisha Bryant Sickle Cell Disease Patient
Farah Yousry
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Side Effects Public Media
There is a shortage in African American blood and stem cell donors. This leaves many African American patients with blood cancers and sickle cell disease scrambling to find matches. The need is huge, but the barriers also run deep.
It's been a year since the COVID crisis began to dominate our lives. To mark that milestone, Side Effects is producing a series of non-narrated features in March that reflect on COVID's impact.
The COVID pandemic has exposed deep flaws in the way America handles children’s mental health. More and more children are facing anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. But there’s a shortage of providers and services — and no quick way to increase them. As a result, many children and families are scrambling for help.
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The new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have changed our lives in countless ways. Side Effects will explain the important medical issues, as well as their impact on the Midwest.
Side Effects is part of the America Amplified project, which aims to put people, not preconceived ideas, at the center of its reporting process.
Side Effects examines the health care challenges that refugees and immigrants face in the U.S.
Front-line workers on the COVID-19 crisis
Stories examining the effect of COVID-19 on rural health care.
Stories highlighting what climate change means for Great Lakes cities.
Across the country, many small rural hospitals are having financial problems. In less than a decade, more than a hundred have closed.
Side Effects examines what responsibility schools have in this fight, and what counselors, teachers and administrators are doing to address this quiet crisis.
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