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Dr. Valencia Andrew-Pirtle began working in Blytheville more than 20 years ago as a family medicine specialist and, over time, she has learned the most dangerous disease Mississippi County faces is one she wouldn't have thought about decades ago.
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To put the Delta on the same playing field as other parts of the state for business growth, there needs to be a large-scale investment in infrastructure, health care, school systems and more, medical experts said.
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A trio of reporters offer a masterful examination of the overuse, underuse and misuse of medical care in America.
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The BGA and Chicago Sun-Times analyzed 280,000 total drug possession arrests made in Cook County over nearly two decades. The data used was provided by The Circuit, the collaborative journalistic enterprise led by the BGA and Injustice Watch.
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New research has some surprising findings that challenge old assumptions about Medicaid.
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Families such as the Stewarts rely on a health care system that is overwhelmingly white and has historically treated patients of color poorly.
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More than four decades after the community began arriving in the country en masse, many immigrants still struggle to access culturally competent and sensitive health care.
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“We have not only a real public health threat but this novel coronavirus is really affecting the economy, and this is going to have implications for state revenues,” one analyst said.
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Health reporters from Politico and The Washington Post joined Urban's Linda Blumberg for a fresh look at the candidates' plans for health reform— and the very real challenges they'd face.
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How fetal alcohol syndrome has slipped from Washington's agenda.

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