How Rural Communities Are Losing Their Pharmacies

Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Batson’s Drug Store seems like a throwback to a simpler time. The independent drugstore in Howard, Kansas, still operates an old-fashioned soda counter and hand-dipped ice cream. But the pharmacy, the only one in the entire county, hangs on an abyss between nostalgia and extinction. Julie Perkins, pharmacist and owner …

Social Media Supports LGBTQ Teens When Face-to-face Communities

By Linda Charmaraman, Wellesley College today’s youth grown up on the internetand social media, especially LGBTQ youth, served as a space to develop their identities. Scholarship on the online experiences of LGBTQ youth has traditionally been cyberbullying. But understanding both the risks and benefits of online support is key to helping LGBTQ youth thrive both …

Pandemic Exposes Increasing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News This story is a collaboration between KHN and “Science Friday.” Hear a conversation between KHN national correspondent Aneri Pattani and Science Friday’s director of news and radio projects, John Dankosky. Rafiah Maxie has been a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area for ten years. During this time, he …