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July 20, 2021 | 0 comments
“The U.S. is in a state of emergency for children’s mental health — and if it is not addressed, kids will have chronic mental health problems that will affect generations to come,” a child... more
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July 19, 2021 | 0 comments
Overdose fatalities rose in 2020, with Black people at high risk; cases on the rise, but vaccines remain politicized; Pfizer's booster remains uncertain.
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July 19, 2021 | 0 comments
Alzheimer’s affects older Black and Hispanic people at much higher rates than whites, but it's largely undiagnosed and untreated in these communities.
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July 19, 2021 | 0 comments
Facilities housing just 1% of the population saw at least one in four of last year’s COVID-19 deaths. My reporting seeks deeper answers about what went wrong.
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July 16, 2021 | 0 comments
California jails have increasingly outsourced health care to private companies. But at what cost? A new reporting project seeks answers.
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July 16, 2021 | 1 comments
Babies and pregnant women in Oklahoma have some of the worst health outcomes in the nation. A new project will share the stories of women and families affected by the state’s shortcomings.
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July 15, 2021 | 0 comments
To be a Black student in Pittsburgh Public Schools means the odds are stacked against you — and have been for decades. What can change that?
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July 15, 2021 | 0 comments
State law targets drug users, jamming courts with throwaway cases that burden justice system and users. A new reporting project digs into the story.
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July 14, 2021 | 0 comments
While city residents turned to Zoom, Amazon and Netlifx during COVID-19, the digital divide has left many residents of a Washington state tribal reservation shut out of "normal life."
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July 14, 2021 | 0 comments
Three very different tragedies from a state where hunting is very popular and guns are widely accessible.
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July 14, 2021 | 0 comments
Last spring, the coronavirus tore through the state’s meat processing plant facilities. What changes are being made as a result?
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July 13, 2021 | 0 comments
The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism is happy to announce the 24 journalists from around the country taking part in its 2021 National Fellowship.
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Children of color are disproportionately targeted by ads for misleading and potentially dangerous products.
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July 12, 2021 | 0 comments
This week: The end of pandemic housing support looms for homeless people, a nation divided by vaccination status, and the big question: Do you need a booster shot?
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July 12, 2021
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When Philadelphia's Hahnemann Hospital closed, the city lost one of its few remaining maternity wards. But reporting on the fallout proved tougher than expected, as two radio reporters explain.

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