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April 14, 2022 | 0 comments
Thirty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was ready to declare syphilis a dead disease. The cure was simple: Penicillin. We had defeated smallpox in 1949. The elimination of... more
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April 13, 2022 | 0 comments
As the debate continues, officials have failed to study whether the state’s existing conservatorship system even works.
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April 11, 2022 | 0 comments
Also, new reporting outlines how devastating COVID has been for those with diabetes.
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April 11, 2022 | 0 comments
“Parents of young children should be as worried about RSV as they are about COVID,” said one professor of pediatrics.
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April 07, 2022 | 0 comments
As the shooting in Sacramento reminds us this week, gun violence is one of the biggest public health crises in America.
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April 05, 2022 | 1 comments
“COVID only made things worse. Delivery of services came to a screeching halt,” said one developmental pediatrician.
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April 04, 2022 | 0 comments
But piecemeal and limited data on guns still poses real reporting challenges.
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March 28, 2022 | 0 comments
Also, Moderna's announcement on a vaccine for young children gives long-waiting parents fresh hope.
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March 28, 2022 | 1 comments
Huge document dumps can be intimidating, but there are essential hacks for sorting through the deluge.
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March 25, 2022 | 1 comments
The high prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases has become a given among families. But access to care is not.
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March 22, 2022 | 3 comments
The private market has failed to deliver affordable long-term care insurance. Washington state has another plan.
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March 21, 2022 | 0 comments
Meanwhile, crucial federal pandemic funding remains in limbo.



The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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