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While the genetic disease received widespread attention during the Civil Rights Movement, researchers and doctors say patients continue to suffer from a lack of adequate treatment.
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Police officers agree there is a swelling tide of mental illness on the horizon and they are already beginning to feel its effects. But officers are finding themselves woefully underprepared.
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In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a new modernized health system take its place?
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One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
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Undocumented immigrants’ health issues are almost always ignored by the mainstream media. One reporter set out to tell stories about their difficulty accessing care.
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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Expanding access to mental health care is not a prescription for preventing mass shootings, say two psychiatrists. Only confronting the easy availability of guns can achieve that.
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Two reporters share their tips and insights from reporting on health issues in Indian Country.
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A proposal from a pair of Southern California lawmakers to establish a single-payer model went nowhere this year. But the political climate in deep-blue California is changing, with some high-profile California politicians now backing the effort.

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