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Gary Younge, a black reporter who grew up in England demonstrates in a moving new book, asks hard questions other reporters duck.

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As the number of kids killed by firearms continues to rise in Florida, legislation to address the problem has gone nowhere. Meanwhile, tragedies continue to unfold.
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New Orleans restarted its public school system a decade ago after Hurricane Katrina. But addressing the lingering trauma and stress faced by the city's children is a huge ongoing challenge.

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African-American children die at more than twice the rate of other children in California's Sacramento County, a new Bee investigation finds.

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Experts across Florida consider guns among the top public health issues for children. The state legislature has taken action on other public health issues, such as mandating motorcycle helmets. So where are lawmakers on child gun deaths?

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Two California gun buyback programs try crowdsourcing to fund their operations. Does getting firearms off the street in this manner really reduce gun violence?

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2012 National Health Journalism Fellow Carlos Javier Ortiz has been documenting the impact of gun violence on Chicago youth for six years through compelling black and white photographs. For his Fellowship project, he documented Ondelee Parpeet's struggle to learn to live with a paralyzing injury

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A compelling patient or researcher makes a story engaging; concrete statistics make a story valid. Data, however, aren’t always clear-cut, and experts disagree on interpreting and applying it. Statistics on gun violence and how to reduce it fall prey to the same dichotomy.

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Here are some of my favorite health stories from this year. It was once again difficult to whittle the list down to just a few, another great reminder of all the good work being done by health writers around the world.

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