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With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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I had no idea how soon I’d be back to the Texas-Mexico border, back to the colonias, and back in The New York Times -- on an entirely different health-related story.

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When controversial bioethicist Glenn McGee quit his job as chief ethics advisor to Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics in February, the controversy over the company was on the verge of dying down. Until Celltex threatened a major public university and the very concept of free speech.

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Biblical weight loss, good news about whooping cough, and health wonkery from the Daily Show's Jon Stewart, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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What is health? How does it impact my neighborhood? What can we do about it? What is a healthy community?

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The impact of abortion on mental health, an end to some retiree health subsidies, and a postscript to the cantaloupe listeria outbreak, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

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The Watts Healthy Farmers Market is challenged by more than just poverty. Safety and changing demographics make it difficult to reach large pockets of the community, say organizers.

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