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Finding and analyzing data for your health stories can be daunting. The new "Health is Everything" e-book can help you do it right.

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Residents in the small town of Novato, Calif., are aging quickly and their slow-growth community may not be keeping up. For my project, I will examine what it will take to accomodate the changing demographics, and question whether a significant--and growing--population is being ignored in the state's wealthiest county.

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As drug-related deaths continue to rise, state funding for patient outreach is on the decline. This story is part of a series that examines prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.

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Over $1 billion in services are poured into the 13 poorest neighborhoods of Alameda County each year. It is what Anthony Iton calls "services overkill."

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There’s hardly a health story out there that cannot benefit from some good data – from estimates of the number of elderly Americans to hospital quality ratings for your community.

This article will help you find useful databases and offer guidance on how to use them accurately. The first pa

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Dowell Myers, Ph.D, is professor of urban planning and demography in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, at USC and author of Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007.) He is chair of the school's Faculty Council and directs the school's Population Dynamics Research Group. Professor Myers leads the ongoing USC California Demographic Futures research project, which has recently focused on the upward mobility of immigrants to the U.S.

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