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What are the "unmentionables" in healthcare and technology? A public health doctor weighs in from this week's Health 2.0 conference.

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"It feeds into a fear of rape and sexual violence and has a harmful effect on broader issues of equality" * * * "it has an impact on their self-esteem and body image" as well as a sense of safety and autonomy over self."

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One of the biggest obstacles to revitalizing the Los Angeles River is convincing the people who live all around that it even exists and that it is a "real" river.

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It might cause a snicker or two from many Angelenos, but last week, I took a tour of the Los Angeles River.

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Bell County in southeastern Kentucky currently has the eighth worst prescription drug death rate in the nation. Victims are citizens of every economic level, and the effects are hurting innocent people.

This story is part of a series that examines prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.

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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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How did William Hamman, the United Airlines pilot who faked being a cardiologist, get away with it? By speaking with authority and knowing that nobody was going to bother to fact-check his résumé, including the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.

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Ted Corbin is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine and co-director of the Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice there. He also serves as the medical director for the center's Healing Hurt People program, an emergency department-based intervention strategy for victims of intentional injury. Dr. Corbin received his master’s degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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From the opening keynote of this week's National Health Journalism Fellowship seminar, prevention and health beyond just health care have been common themes. Today's afternoon panelists gave examples of programs that take simple, novel approaches to integrating physical activity into people's daily lives.

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Roberta Lee, M. D., is the vice chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine for the Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City. Previously, she served a seven-year stint as the medical director. In addition, she has a clinical practice in internal and integrative medicine. For the last five years, she has traveled regularly to Micronesia as the ethnomedical specialist in an interdisciplinary team of biologists, ethnobotanists, ecologists and conservationists. Her focus has been the traditional uses of kava.

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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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