Michael Ollove covers health care for Stateline. Ollove worked for many years at The Baltimore Sun, first as an enterprise reporter and then as the paper’s enterprise-narrative editor. He has won national awards as both a reporter and an editor. Ollove has written profiles of John Waters, Joseph Heller, the inventor of the infamous Dalkon Shield, a family of violent racketeers, and many other high achievers, eccentrics, criminals, zealots and dreamers. Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
This article was originally published in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. A grim and familiar pattern has followed the parade of mass shootings across America. In their aftermath, the nation’s attention focuses on the direct victims of the attacks, the dead and injured, their families and friends, and the witnesses. But a […]
This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2019, Columbus, Ohio, had seven reported cases of congenital syphilis, or cases in which a newborn child was infected during pregnancy. Two years later, that number rose to 20. And now? “Year to date, we’ve already seen 28 cases,” said Dr. […]