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For parents of children with complex diagnoses, it's easy to forget or ignore their own health needs. So why don't we do more to make it easier for the whole family to access care at the same time?
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Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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Conditions in California’s state prisons were declared unconstitutional more than a decade ago. A new data investigation will look at whether the state is living up its promise to improve inmate medical care across the board.
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Toxic City is supported by grants from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism....
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For years Merced County has struggled to convince doctors to come live and work in the rural, impoverished Central Valley community, resulting in a ratio of about 45 doctors for every 100,000 residents.
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Individuals like Loren Anthony, a fitness instructor from the Navajo Nation, are modeling healthy lifestyles and getting their friends and families involved. Grassroots organizations are starting group exercise sessions, basketball tournaments, traditional cooking classes and workshops.
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Older adults are more likely to suffer from loneliness, a risk-factor for premature death. Caregivers such as Maria Martínez can help seniors stay in their homes longer while offering needed companionship.
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In Bakersfield, Calif., researchers found 30-day readmission rates dropped significantly when pharmacists where given a larger role in caring for patients.
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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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