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Many New Orleans children come from tough backgrounds and have been thrust into a new school system that’s pushing hard to fast-track achievement.
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In reviewing the series that I wrote for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism School of Health Journalism, it is critical to remember that it was penned during a very different political climate than the one we are currently facing in the United States. When the piece began, the Obama administrati
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Overtreatment can pose a huge harm to patients, with the complications worse than the original problem at times. Consider arthroscopic surgery for knee pain.
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For an ambitious project on lead in Chicago, City Bureau started with the question: "How do we as journalists meet people where they are?" The answer included a text-message service that responds with lead test data for the user's community.
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In California’s Merced County, residents are more likely to be exposed to tobacco, suffer from poor air quality, or die of heart disease. At the same time, the region faces a long-running shortage of doctors.
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The shortage of doctors in California’s San Joaquin Valley has long impacted Central Californians in a very real way. Will efforts to combat the shortage make a difference?
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Soon Californians will find themselves being asked to divulge their sexual orientation and gender identity to state health officials. But will people be willing to divulge such personal information?
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The number of babies born with opioids in their system has risen dramatically in recent years. That's particularly worrying in light of new research that found such children perform significantly worse in school than their peers.
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Childhood trauma and adversity have been big buzz phrases in recent years. But are they really just proxy terms for poverty? How one journalist came to rethink her own assumptions in reporting on mental health.
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New research based on a long-term study of New Zealanders finds that risk factors at age 3 reliably predict later-in-life convictions, hospitalizations and fatherless families.

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