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Breakneck construction in Philadelphia has unearthed a toxic legacy, coating playgrounds and backyards with dangerous levels of lead dust.
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Soon Californians will find themselves being asked to divulge their sexual orientation and gender identity to state health officials. But will people be willing to divulge such personal information?
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Gun injuries are a growing problem for Florida’s children, rising along with the increasing availability of firearms across the state, an investigation by The Tampa Bay Times has found.
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Can games with prizes and incentives get kids moving more? Two programs in the U.S. and U.K. show early promise.
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Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection that is a constant health threat in vast stretches of the San Joaquin valley. 
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A series of seven suicides within California’s Yurok Tribe in 2015 prompted the tribe to declare a state of emergency. In reporting on the aftermath, reporter Ryan Burns found himself facing some big challenges.
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Data recently made public by Philadelphia's school district showed that nearly 15 percent of water samples taken from school drinking water outlets had lead higher than the legal level for home tap water. This needs to change.
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In the wake of reporting from two National Fellows, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday that the city will begin to enforce a four-year-old law that requires landlords to certify that their properties are lead-safe before renting to families with young kids.
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With more than 90 percent of Philadelphia homes built before the nation's 1978 lead-paint ban, the city struggles to eradicate childhood lead poisoning and ranks among the top U.S. cities for children at risk.
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Richard Nuwintore's sentence in the California prison system has ended, but the valley fever infection he picked up while doing time is a life sentence. The state is now working to lower the risk for inmates.

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