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Addressing institutional racism in health care.
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In the U.S., social welfare benefits tend to impose tight restrictions on recipients. But in Manitoba, low-income pregnant women can receive a no-strings-attached cash boost. Research suggests it leads to healthier babies.

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The consensus view seems to be that forceps should continue to be part of the medical toolkit. But there are a lot of “ifs” to that statement.

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Four words a parent never wants to hear when leaving the hospital: "your baby has MRSA." What went wrong?

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This is part of Laura Ungar's fellowship project, where she looks at how the addiction surge affects the next generation — newborns suffering drug withdrawal because of their mothers’ drug abuse.

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How will Kentucky find the money to care for babies born with drug withdrawal after being born to addicted mothers? Health officials say they can do only so much; a lot depends on the family.

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This is part of Laura Ungar's fellowship project, where she looks at how the addiction surge affects the next generation — newborns suffering drug withdrawal because of their mothers’ drug abuse.

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Journalist Laura Ungar examines how drug addiction affects the next generation — newborns suffering drug withdrawal because of their mothers’ drug use.

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It was a sprint to the finish, but we got the first installment of my fellowship project -- a package on the growing crisis of addicted babies -- into the paper on Sunday....

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Early elective deliveries - when doctor has mom give birth a bit early for convenience - can be harmful to baby but benefit hospitals' bottom line. Where does your hospital stand?

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