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Psychologist Suniya Luthar finds an all-too-common pattern: Mothers dismiss their own emotional distress, prioritizing the needs of others over their own.
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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Critics fear a two-tier health system where the rich take priority over the rest. They argue concierge care will rob the system of needed physicians and hurt access to care for poorer patients.
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Facing pushback from the medical community, California Assemblyman Vince Fong withdrew a bill late last month that would have required doctors to order specific types of lab tests when they suspect valley fever.
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I remember the first time I heard about black infant mortality disparities. I was at a conference last summer on perinatal health and there was one presentation focused on the topic. The chilling statistic was uttered over and over again: black infants in the United States are twice as likely to die
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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Doctors have a privileged view of the true impact of guns, since they're on the frontlines of treating victims. Now, physicians across the country are starting to share stories of the trauma they've seen firsthand.
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“We started looking at the data and found the most vulnerable people in the county, and we put this team together to go find and work with them,” said Anna Roth, director of Contra Costa Health Services.
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Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
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Black infants in California and across the nation are dying at higher rates than infants of other races. Communities are responding to the disparity in different ways, with some forming groups to train more doulas of color.

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