Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

A six-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.

How easy are vaccine exemptions? Take a look at the Oregon model

As measles outbreaks continue in the Northwest and across the nation, newly revealed health records from Oregon suggest it’s surprisingly easy to opt out of required vaccinations in that state — as in several others.

Anti-vaxxers appear to be losing ground in the online vaccine debate

Social media activity suggests that pro-vaccine evidence may be starting to outweigh anti-vaxxer disinformation.

Always connected with thousands of ‘friends’ — yet feeling all alone

Millennials and Gen Zers say they often feel isolated even when surrounded by friends — both real and virtual. Some experts suggest examining how millennials and Generation Z use social media.

In the battle against opioids, saving lives must come first

Safe injection sites and medication-assisted treatment may be controversial, but they work. We need them now.

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together. MLK would disapprove.

Public schools were originally envisioned as ‘common schools’ where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing. It’s not happening.

Insured but still in debt: Jobs paying $100K a year no match for medical bills

Middle-class folks who have followed the rules and paid for employer-based medical insurance find that soaring health care costs — combined with high deductibles, high co-payments and surprise medical bills — leave them vulnerable.

Documenting hate in America: What ProPublica and partners found in 2018

Here are some of the incidents ProPublica and its partners have reported in the second year of Documenting Hate, a collaborative project investigating hate with more than 160 newsrooms around the country.

School safety report: Here’s what is at stake

The school safety commission convened after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is expected to recommend elimination of Obama-era guidance on school suspensions. This is what such a rollback could mean.

Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back and hospitalizations surge

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.