An overshoot, but broadly right
"For every extra year that a girl stays in secondary school, her chance of getting infected with HIV/AIDS decreases by half."
— Politifact Global News Service on Friday, June 24th, 2016
The decision sealed the trend
As a result of Roe vs. Wade, "America’s maternal mortality rate dropped dramatically."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 24th, 2016
GOP label of 'premium supports' differs little from voucher
Says Ron Johnson voted to turn Medicare "into a voucher program."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 10th, 2016
Disclaimer: Running is NOT a Zika prevention method
Zika mosquitoes "can’t catch me."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, May 19th, 2016
100% is out of reach
Cervical cancer in Africa is "fully preventable with basic education, screening and vaccines."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, May 5th, 2016
The developing world of Bmore
Says an array of statistics show that conditions in some parts of Baltimore rival that of "the West Bank in Palestine," "North Korea," and "distressed cities in Nigeria, India, China and South Africa."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Estimates vary, but the toll is high
"In Africa, a child dies every minute because of (malaria)."
— Politifact Global News Service on Monday, April 25th, 2016
Listing due to health considerations, not criminal penalties
"Under the federal Controlled Substance Act, marijuana is listed in the same Schedule I as heroin," even though "marijuana is not a killer drug like heroin."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
But relatively, Singapore tries harder
"Most funding for tuberculosis research (is) provided by the U.S. National Institutes for Health."
— Politifact Global News Service on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
No new dollars
Congress will begin its recess "without having allocated one penny" to fight Zika.
— Politifact Global News Service on Friday, March 25th, 2016
Rate is higher, but not because of water
"We have a higher rate of tested lead in people in Cleveland than in Flint."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 7th, 2016
Don't overlook the work of non-doctors
"Malawi has just 300 doctors for 16 million people."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Unarmed when confronted; took officer's baton after being struck with it
Says Dontre Hamilton, who was killed during a confrontation with a Milwaukee police officer, was "unarmed."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Key advocate, but had help
Says Hillary Clinton won "health care for 8 million children."
— Politifact Colorado on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Less worry, but concerns remain
"People think AIDS is done -- it’s not done."
— Politifact Global News Service on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Something to chew on
"There is a federal criminal law that says it's a crime to transport dentures across state lines."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 7th, 2015
Nation goal: 12 percent smoking in 2020
While the smoking rate nationally has fallen, more than 18 percent of Georgians still light up.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, November 30th, 2015
Is it time to get your flu shot?
Georgia has the highest flu activity in the country.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, October 26th, 2015
Oft-quoted stat is largely correct
"Twenty-three million Americans suffer from addiction, but only 1 in 10 get treatment."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 4th, 2015
Yes, but he also took advantage of Obamacare to do it
Says he "turned down a Medicaid expansion under Obamacare," but because of actions he took, for the first time in Wisconsin's history "everyone living in poverty is covered under Medicaid."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015