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It’s a bigger problem than you think, as the pandemic made clear.
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Too many hospitals and clinics buck legal requirements to serve patients in their languages. The failure to communicate can have deadly consequences.
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Ultimately, I had no data for my data project. So, under the advice of data guru Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal, I created my own.
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After decades of advocacy, the First Step Act, signed into law in December 2018, would immediately allow many who were set to die in prison a second chance.
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A long-running dispute between two major health care companies is coming to a head in western Pennsylvania, with consequences for future hospital-versus-insurer showdowns across the country.
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When is OK to offer a desperate source a ride, or a bottle of Tylenol? Knowing when to intervene is hard.
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This story is part of a series called In Recovery, about opioid addiction and treatment in the San Joaquin Valley.
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The United Company Foundation issued a $1 million challenge grant to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg to be used to help lower medical school debt for doctors who agree to practice in Southwest Virginia.
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The Desert Sun surveyed 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley about health needs and access to health care.
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April Xu wrote this story while participating in the 2018 National Data Fellowship.

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