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Talis Shelbourne reported this project on the intersection of asthma, housing and health systems with the support of a grant from USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2022 Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems. ...
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Exposure to air pollution has long been a public health issue for people in South San Luis Obispo County.
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The more people are exposed to poor air quality on the Mesa, the sicker they become over time — dealing with allergy symptoms, breathing issues and, for some, even lung disease.
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Over 73,000 residents who could benefit from treatment to reduce their alcohol consumption are not getting it, more than people addicted to all other substances combined.
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For decades, doctors defaulted to hysterectomy to treat fibroid symptoms. That’s changing as patients push for more awareness and a wider range of treatment options.
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Black women have high rates of fibroids – which are one of the leading causes of hysterectomies. Women in rural areas may have a harder time gaining access to alternative treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization that are available at large hospitals or specialty centers.
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In Texas, the Bexar County Hospital District’s board of managers unanimously approved plans to build two new hospitals in medically underserved areas.
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In a Latino community near Chicago, too many victims of COVID are identified as white, Black or other.
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The project's investigative journalism has made an impact. Bexar County, for example, is using maps created for the series to change its approach.
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In the southern part of the city, options for hospitals, medical specialists and surgical centers are limited. Those in the industry say there’s little motivation to change that.



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