Helen Santoro, Kaiser Health News

Helen Santoro, Kaiser Health News

Helen Santoro reports for KHN.

Transgender people in rural America struggle to find doctors willing or able to provide care

By: - January 27, 2023

This story originally appeared in KHN. For Tammy Rainey, finding a health care provider who knows about gender-affirming care has been a challenge in the rural northern Mississippi town where she lives. As a transgender woman, Rainey needs the hormone estrogen, which allows her to physically transition by developing more feminine features. But when she […]

As hospitals fill up, paramedics spend more time moving patients, less on emergencies

By: - December 22, 2021

This story originally appeared at GUNNISON, Colo. — The night after Thanksgiving, a small ambulance service that covers a huge swath of southwestern Colorado got a call that a patient needed an emergency transfer from the hospital in Gunnison to a larger one with an intensive care unit 65 miles away in Montrose. The […]