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No good deed goes unpunished: a community backlash follows a Dallas Morning News hospital exposé. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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About three years ago, Georgina González left her three siblings, three children, and three grandchildren in Puebla, México and immigrated to Fresno in search of better economic opportunities.
What she found here, though, was an opportunity to receive health care after she was diagnosed with breast

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Could Chinese drywall scrap be responsible for health problems linked to American-made drywall? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Gimme Insurance: Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Trudy Lieberman examines the astonishing case of a newly elected doctor-Congressman who was irked because his new health insurance didn’t start on the very first day of his new job. Welcome to the rest of America, Rep. Andy Harris.

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Happy Halloween! Don’t eat too much candy, or you’ll wind up like this poor pumpkin. Here's what we're checking out today:

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Health Insurance: Los Angeles’ City Attorney has sued national health insurer HealthMarkets and its financial backers, including Goldman Sachs Group, for selling “junk insurance” to consumers and businesses, Duke Helfand of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Obesity: The Jenny Craig diet might actually work long-term, new research suggests.

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I’m not a fan of disease awareness weeks, days or months.



U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.


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