A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis

The Treponema pallidum bacterium, which causes syphilis. It can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy or birth.CreditCreditSusan Lindsley/CDC, via Associated Press Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the […]

Fate of Confederate Monuments Stalled by Competing Legal Battles

Protesters rallied in support of a Confederate statue in Winston-Salem, N.C.CreditCreditAllison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal, via Associated Press Randall L. Woodfin, the 37-year-old mayor of Birmingham, Ala., made an unlikely sales pitch the other day after glancing toward some black-and-white photos of his city’s segregated past. A 52-foot-tall Confederate monument, a sandstone obelisk erected in […]