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The Michael Brown case has come to symbolize popular disillusionment with finding justice, but it's also about quality-of-life issues and resources for poor residents in places like Ferguson, a majority black suburban city where poverty is prevalent.

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A study on vicarious trauma found lasting impacts on the mental health of some children whose family was involved in the manhunt for Boston marathon bomber.

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Spending money to track hospital-acquired infections and complications could save money in the long run.

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Mental health patients and the developmentally disabled are some of the most vulnerable people in our society and unfortunately, even with the best of intentions, the system can let them down.

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New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, has walked a fine line in his decisions about the Affordable Care Act: He accepted Washington’s offer to expand Medicaid, yet declined to set up a state exchange. (And even turned his back on a $7 million grant to help residents learn about their options on hea

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Using a bucket as a toilet, hauling water or chopping ice to melt for daily use are daily facts of life for thousands of Alaska natives. Meanwhile, the state is flush with cash, prompting the question of why such conditions persist.

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How are rivers and health linked in California's Central Valley? Ezra Romero paddles down the San Joaquin River in Fresno to discuss public access to a natural resource in a city that ranks last in the nation for access to parks and has some of the worst health disparities in the state.

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This is part of a Valley Public Radio original series on how the health of rivers impact the health of communities produced as a project for The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.

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The San Diego Business Journal, Bismarck Tribune and the New Hampshire Public Radio are looking for health reporters to join their teams. Recent journalism grads should check out The Wall Street Journal's opening for a fall internship covering science and health care.

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A death notice in The New York Times last week caught the eye of one of my colleagues, who circulated it around the office. It was for an emerita professor of psychology at Cornell who committed suicide after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Are there more such death notices to come?

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