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Sarah Boden covers health, science and technology for 90.5 WESA. Before coming to Pittsburgh in November 2017, she was a reporter for Iowa Public Radio where she covered a range of issues, including the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

Sarah’s reporting has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday and WBUR's Here and Now. She has won multiple awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow for her story on a legal challenge to Iowa's felon voting ban.

Latest by Sarah Boden/WESA

Pennsylvania seniors are warned to watch out for Medicare scams

Because it’s administered through private insurance companies, fraudsters exploit this fact to prey on seniors and others who are shopping for new plans.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Pennsylvania’s count of fully vaccinated adults drops by 500,000

It’s unclear exactly how the error occurred.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Southwest Pennsylvania hospitals will comply with vaccine mandate and avoid penalties

The federal mandate takes effect Jan. 4.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Pennsylvanians buying health insurance will have more affordable options

Many Pennsylvanians buying health insurance on Pennie, the state’s marketplace exchange, will have more plans to choose from and may pay lower premiums.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Parents sue state officials and UPMC because they can’t get mask exemption for kids

The complaint says all the children either have anxiety disorders or experience anxiety due to masks.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Parental hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccines could leave kids unprotected, thwart herd immunity

“People see their kids as more vulnerable than adults, and there’s this duty to protect them the younger they are.”

By Sarah Boden/WESA

26% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania are breakthrough cases — but don’t panic

It’s important to understand how Pennsylvania’s vaccinated and unvaccinated populations differ.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Poison centers in Pennsylvania see an increase in ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine exposures

Of the 29 post-COVID exposures, 10 occurred between Aug. 12 and Sept. 30.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in Pa.

As immunity wanes, more vaccinated people in Pa. are getting sick with the virus.

By Sarah Boden/WESA and Brett Sholtis

Thriving instead of surviving, Pittsburgh therapist talks Black mental health

For many Black Americans, the past year and a half was particularly traumatizing. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA