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The Medicare NewsGroup asked its newly formed Medicare Leaders Advisory Board – a group of prominent former leaders of the federal program and political veterans – this question: “What context should journalists have in order to evaluate competing Medicare reform proposals?”...

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In 2007 my twin grandchildren lost both of their parents in separate car crashes. Suddenly, and without any warning, my husband and I were GRGs -- grandparents raising grandchildren. When I searched the Internet for help, I found general books about grandparenting, but few about grandparents raising their grandchildren....

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Continued miscommunication about findings from observational studies is drawing continued criticism from a growing number of observers. Journalists: observe and learn.

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West Virginia occupies a top slot on almost every awful health ranking: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and others.

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Though it is clear that South Los Angeles is park poor compared to rest of Los Angeles County, current fiscal problems lend people to dismiss the idea of spending more money creating parks, adding trees or fixing sidewalks. Turns out that maybe Los Angeles can’t afford not to invest in more nature.

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The health of South Los Angeles suffers in part because much of this area was designed for the poor. The infrastructure itself plays a role. How did western L.A. County end up having 59 acres of park space per 1,000 people and South L.A. end up with 1.2? Many of the problems we are facing today were built into the very structure of the Los Angeles area. Today's environmental injustice was no accident in the Los Angeles area.

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A formerly sickly child, West Virginia's top health official finds himself in the position to affect the health of more than 400,000 West Virginians enrolled in Medicaid, DHHR's biggest program.

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This story is Part 2 of a 15-part series that examines health care needs in Gary, Ind.

Construction of a new teaching hospital in Gary may sound like a pipe dream. But it’s a pipe many area health and political leaders are still smoking.

The conversation begins like this: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Methodist Hospitals and some unknown partners would build a replacement hospital in Gary close to the Indiana University Medical School-Northwest Campus near Interstate 94?

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Jerry Schubel has been president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2002. He previously worked as president and CEO of the New England Aquarium. From 1974 to 1994, he was dean of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center, and for three of those years he also served as the university’s provost. Before 1994, he served an adjunct professor, research scientist and associate director of The Johns Hopkins University's Chesapeake Bay Institute. Dr.

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