The Number of Teens Who Vape More Than Doubled In The Last Year

The FDA moved Thursday to impose new restrictions on how stores can sell e-cigarettes.

Polio-like Illness AFM Tests an Overstretched Public Health System

Acute flaccid myelitis has been reported in 39 states and Washington, D.C.

Looming Work Requirements Demand A New Approach to Government Assistance

COMMENTARY | Instituting work requirements does not mean that people get jobs, keep jobs, or advance in jobs. The focus needs to be kept on the end game—economic stability and mobility—not administrative indicators.

Cities Scramble to Shelter Homeless as Bitter Cold Weather Sets In

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago ticket and debt collection reforms … Denver minimum wage … N.C.’s hate crime increase … and an 18-year-old mayor’s agenda.

A New Approach for Families Experiencing Homelessness In Boston

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor, City of Boston, Massachusetts.

More Than 1,000 Doctors in Georgia Violating Opioid Law

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Calif. Gov.-elect Newsom might not live in Sacramento … Denver’s HQ2 dreams may not yet be dashed … and a short-term rental ban endorsed in Maine city.

Medicaid Expansion Won Big on Election Day

Three out of four conservative states approved measures, while the election of a Democratic governor in Maine seemingly ends the Republican effort to block last year’s successful referendum.

A Collaborative Effort to Eliminate Return Visits to the Hospital

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Fire Chief Don Crowson and Team, Arlington, Texas

Voters in 4 Red States Considering Medicaid Expansion Proposals

Ballot initiatives in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah are steaming toward Election Day, fueling perceptions that narratives on public-option health care have shifted.

Thousands of Pennsylvania Hospitalizations Related to Opioid Use

Opioids are frequently a contributing factor to hospitalizations in Pennsylvania, and not just with overdoses, according to new data.

Young and Homeless in Washington, D.C.

Young adults who find themselves homeless often require a different approach and set of services. Urban Institute's Serena Lei looks at the issue in the nation's capital and beyond.

Veteran Homelessness Drops 5 Percent

There are now about 38,000 homeless veterans, according to federal agencies.

New Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims—and Their Pets

Brooklyn's newest domestic violence shelter allows abuse victims to move in with their pets, eliminating a key hurdle to seeking help.

As Opioid Crisis Continues, States Learn to Embrace Methadone Clinics

A handful of states are looking to rapidly expand the availability of methadone treatment, which has historically been stigmatized and restricted.

Surging Economy Contributes to Decrease in Medicaid Enrollment

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlined a .6 percent drop in Medicaid enrollment in 2018, the first since 2007.

Finding Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.

A Record-Low Percentage of U.S. Adults Got a Flu Vaccine Last Year

Low vaccination rates may have contributed to an especially deadly flu season, which saw more than 80,000 fatalities.

The Main Suspect Behind an Ominous Spike in a Polio-Like Illness

A common virus seems to be behind a puzzling condition that’s paralyzing children, but uncertainties remain.