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“You can’t allow a lack of data to stop you from reporting," says Poynter's Al Tompkins. "Report what you don’t have and constantly pound on that.”
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A simple jog turns into an anxious minefield in the absence of clear guidance on COVID-19 transmission.
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Workers are being forced to choose between unemployment or returning to work and risking their family's health.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
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“Without flavors like mango or mint, I think most teens would lose interest in vaping and not continue after an initial try," one researcher said.
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Researchers offer reporters some tips for avoiding common pitfalls when talking about the effect of socioeconomic status on health.
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It’s a story of official missteps, misinformation and confusion — and public anxiety about teen sex.
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The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.
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Obesity is a major problem in Merced County, especially for children. So why is the local school district’s menu full of unhealthy items such as hot dogs and breakfast pizza?

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