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We often hear that climate change will have a devastating impact on the world's poor in the future, and that may well be true. But a fraction of the resources spent fighting future climate change could go a long way in global public health efforts right now.

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An increase in malpractice insurance coverage is under review by Dominican Hospital's parent, Catholic Healthcare West, sparking concerns among doctors locally and across the state.

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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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The embattled U.N. World Food Program reports that 13 million people have been affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. It's a huge health story, but how can journalists report on it well?

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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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Californians are required to disclose the radon level in their home, if known, before transferring it to a new owner. Nevadans are not. In both states, renters are particularly vulnerable. "There are no regulations to protect renters from radon in Nevada," said Susan Howe, radon education program director for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. "There are no regulations dealing with radon in Nevada, period. There are no laws to protect people when they buy or build homes."

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More than two decades after U.S. regulators first issued guidelines on radon infiltration into homes and buildings, the World Health Organization reports that the radon threat to human health is much more serious than previously known.

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In Orange and Guilford counties, neighbors fight landfill expansions

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Seattle’s only river is – officially – a toxic waste dump. The Duwamish River is one of the few Superfund sites anywhere in the country extending for miles through the heart of a city. Facing off across the Duwamish are the neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown – some of Seattle’s poorest and most diverse communities.

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In Salinas, a group of activists say the local hospital board doesn't represent the people it serves, and they're pushing for change.

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