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Three days after Hurricane María, Isolina Miranda stared in disbelief at what was left of the two-story building where a community health center once stood in the heart of San Lorenzo, a town in Puerto Rico.
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It's a rare instance when groundwater contamination can be linked to a specific polluter and specific practices, but the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has ordered a Monterey County landowner and grower to provide a drinkable water supply.

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Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation residents were instructed by the EPA 10 years ago not to drink the tap water. Any resident who is not an elder must provide his own drinking water. Everyone still uses the contaminated ground water to bathe and wash their dishes and clothes.

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I'm honored to be participating in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship in LA later this month. My fellowship proposal is a deeper look at groundwater contamination, with arsenic and nitrates identified as the two worst offenders.

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How else can it be explained why there is no ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) pandemic in the HIV+ population?...

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People don't stop getting sick or having babies even when a storm of biblical proportions threatens the entire East Coast. Our Storify examines what's happening and offers ideas for your work.

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The quest for a valley fever vaccine is losing ground as its leading scientists near retirement and funding remains scarce.

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Some health experts may wonder whether Ugandans, or to be more precise, the health planners in this part of the world ever take their lessons from their past.

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