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Nurse midwife Nicolle Gonzales has worked in various IHS hospitals across New Mexico and Arizona, where over the years she saw S

Indigenous people are promised health care. For rural moms, it's an empty one.

Native Americans travel among the farthest in the nation for maternal care. To fill the void they must rely on each other.
Christine Daniels holds her daughter as she recalls the struggles she had during her pregnancy.

In rural America, maternal health care is vanishing. These moms are most at risk.

As more rural hospitals and obstetric units close, the federal government is just beginning to define the scope and impact of maternity care 'deserts.'
(Photo by Adria Malcolm/New Mexico In Depth)

How I sought to avoid the mistakes of the past in reporting on alcohol deaths in New Mexico

"As an Anglo reporter little versed in this science and history, I had a lot of catching up to do."
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF is spending big on homelessness. But I wanted to know where the money is going.

Where was all this money going? Partly into no-bid contracts.
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Coronavirus Files: New school guidelines are coming, and Feds take on long COVID

Also, disparities in booster access spell trouble for fall booster campaigns.
(Photo by AntoinePound via Flickr/Creative Commons)

How reporters exposed abuse at residential programs where California sent troubled youth

A data-driven series ushers in quick changes to California's reliance on an out-of-state youth residential treatment program.
Community members listen to VCU Massey Cancer Center Director Robert Winn during his district walk in late March in Highland Spr

The trust-builder: a cancer center director’s try-it-all strategy for breaking the barriers between research and Black patients

A "high touch" approach to building trust, reducing health inequities, and increase diversity in clinical trials for cancer.
People wait in line for the monkeypox vaccine in Los Angeles on July 27, 2022.

Monkeypox case in a California toddler is a reminder that viruses don’t discriminate

“It can happen to anybody. It doesn’t care about your age, your race or orientation. Just look at my kids.”

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