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Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?

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As health care costs continue to rise, Paromita Pain explores other options - including preventative strategies and co-ops - for corporations and individuals.

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The makers of popular drugs like Advair, Cymbalta, Viagra and Zoloft have physicians, psychiatrists, and medical school faculty members across California on their payrolls. Does this influence prescribing patterns?

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Most journalists aren't venturing into Latino communities to get the story of Herbalife's aggressive sales techniques. They're missing a great tale, but a Latino high school student didn't.

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Asthma is the most common cause of hospital stays for children. It can strike anyone, but has a disproportionate impact on low-income and African-American children. Katy Murphy, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, shares lessons learned from her Fellowship project for the Oakland Tribune

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The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities.

 

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Sophia, 44, works up to 40 hours per week at a Mexican restaurant in Gurnee, Ill., making $10 an hour. With every paycheck, she said, $136 goes to payroll taxes, $62 of which goes to Social Security and Medicare. But as an undocumented immigrant, she will never receive those entitlements.

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The American Pain Foundation – an industry-funded promoter of painkillers - closed its doors last week amid a federal inquiry. Here's how some top-notch journalists helped make it happen.

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Why health journalists should dive deep into campaign finance data to scrutinize the health insurance-related votes of their legislators.

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Two decades have passed since the Rodney King riots swept through Los Angeles neighborhoods suffering from unemployment, poverty and neglect. Here's a look at one effort to build a healthier community.

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