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Some non-profit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area receive millions of dollars in tax breaks each year to care for the poor and uninsured, yet they provide only a fraction of local charity care. Sandy Kleffman reports.

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A huge rise in antidepressant use, a bad report card for American health system, and a boost for the Pap smear in today's Daily Briefing.

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Say goodbye to your Primatene Mist, more health insurance coverage for young adults, good news for children's health and more in our Daily Briefing.

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A formerly sickly child, West Virginia's top health official finds himself in the position to affect the health of more than 400,000 West Virginians enrolled in Medicaid, DHHR's biggest program.

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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it’s time to highlight some recent studies and media coverage of the long-term health impacts of the attacks.

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What makes or keeps us healthy often has nothing to do with what happens in our doctor's office or a hospital. Angila Griffin made this discovery a few months ago when a community health worker stopped by to check on her kids, who have asthma. Jean Figaro came armed with vinegar and baking soda. They're cleaning products, he explained.

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Millions of American women were put on hormone replacement therapy before science evaluated the benefits and harms. Will men over 45 try testosterone replacement therapy too? Aggressive marketing of testosterone is on the rise.

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Seattle is known as a haven for foodies, so it was something of a shameful surprise to discover that Seattle has a food desert in its own backyard.

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Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink shares ideas and reporting tips for covering the links between your health and where you live.

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Living without running water, sanitation services or paved roads, people living in Texas colonias face grim health risks, Hunt Grant recipient Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

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