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Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic -- levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.
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When stories make bold claims about life expectancies chopped by decades or rates of chronic diseases skyrocketing for those with higher scores, they can create heightened anxiety without a real solution.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Michelle Faust Raghavan, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a lifetime.
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
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Local politicians have long tried to find ways to better serve residents of this poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma. Two reporters are now asking whether annexation can improve health.
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From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption.
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How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time.
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This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child’s education. So why have some New Orleans schools failed to address the problem?

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