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January 30, 2023 | 0 comments
Also this week: Latino teens take the lead in vaccine education, and fresh signs the tripledemic is on the wane.
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January 23, 2023 | 0 comments
In other news, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes aim at vaccine and mask mandates.
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January 17, 2023 | 0 comments
GOP-led House takes aim at COVID origins, U.S. response. Also, public health experts see value in monitoring wastewater to detect new viral threats.
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December 27, 2022 | 0 comments
What happens to the health of Detroit residents when an auto company expands its nearby plant? Emissions and health data offer clues.
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December 22, 2022 | 0 comments
A Superfund site in San Francisco has long been eyed for future affordable housing. But is the land safe to build on?
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December 20, 2022 | 0 comments
"The question kept lingering in the back of my mind: What’s new about this story?"
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December 19, 2022 | 0 comments
Also, U.S. returns to pre-pandemic immigration policies, and free tests by mail has been relaunched.
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December 12, 2022 | 0 comments
In other news, women, Black and Asian people left out of COVID trials, and Congress poised to terminate military vaccine mandate.
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December 09, 2022 | 0 comments
Nebraska’s children are at risk of being sickened by the state's corn and cattle industries — and the state’s failure to regulate them.
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December 05, 2022 | 0 comments
Also, grassroots health organizations left out of COVID funding, and infections are on the rise as winter approaches.
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November 23, 2022 | 0 comments
I’m writing this after six months of research, drafts and rewrites for my fellowship series about a new California health program called CalAIM, or California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal....
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November 21, 2022 | 0 comments
A pair of variants likely to dominate the early winter months are emerging from the Scrabble soup.
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November 14, 2022 | 0 comments
A Republican-controlled House could have big consequences for America’s ongoing battle against COVID.
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November 10, 2022 | 0 comments
South Carolina officials told Brandie Makrin that something traumatic had to happen to her 21-year-old autistic son before he could get the help he needed.
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November 08, 2022 | 0 comments
Well before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, there were rumblings of what was coming. Last December, as the Dobbs v. Jackson case made its way through the courts, a post-Roe future revealed... more



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