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Tarpon Springs, FL, once known for harboring the nation’s largest sponge-harvesting industry, today boasts a new designation: it may be the first city in the country to declare itself a trauma-informed community.

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Too much arsenic found in fruit juice, good news for kids' health, and a drugstore chain's fight against prescription drug abuse, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Contrary to popular belief, resilience is not innate. If you stress a child long enough and don't provide any nurturing to recover from the stress, research shows that the effects are damaging and long-term.

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Does The Biggest Loser empower people to lose weight and transform their lives, or does it promote unsafe, unrealistic methods for weight loss? An online debate over the television reality show erupted last week at MedPage Today in response to a researcher’s study of the cultural assumpt

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Steve Jobs' pancreatic cancer explained, fluoride backpedaling in Florida, and the legacy of DES, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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This week: The Healthy Living section of the Huffington Post seeks a Health News Editor. Also highlighted are opportunities at various online outlets. And as always, we've included the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Featured this week is a communications and marketing opportunity with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Virginia. We also list the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

 

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The Drug Industry Document Archive have has some incredible documents on the antidepressant Paxil that provide windows into a previously closed-off world.

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Lori McComas Chaffins spent a decade battling an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs before she decided to change her life.

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The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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