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At the Bunker Hill Superfund site in northern Idaho, a reporter meets the family of a 4-year-old so severely poisoned by lead, he still couldn’t speak.
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How do you reach a socially isolated group of older adults who might not have the online presence we expect of younger people?
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In August 2018, three high school students and an elementary school student in Rancho Cucamonga, California killed themselves. I wanted to do more than just report the grim facts of their deaths — but how?
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From Trump's change to the public charge rule to language barriers and lack of transportation, outreach workers face an uphill battle when it comes to getting more kids covered.
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Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.
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How fetal alcohol syndrome has slipped from Washington's agenda.
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A health reporter learns firsthand how confusing and challenging the Children's Health Insurance Program can be for parents.
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Fifteen years ago, 53-year-old Alicia Corrales walked away from the grips of abuse that had occurred most of her life. Today, she not only continues to heal herself but also aims to aid others whose lives have been scarred and bruised by domestic violence.
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When I reached out to LA’s parks and rec department to get their response to the unhealthy snacks and beverages being served to kids, a manager admitted the city had dropped the ball.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....

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