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To many of its approximately 2 million residents, Santa Clara County’s nickname “Valley of the Heart’s Delight” might seem like less of a nod to its agricultural roots and more tragically ironic.
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One in four county residents — including children, seniors and disabled individuals — will see their monthly government food assistance benefits wiped out early this year now that a new federal rule to alter work requirements for food stamp recipients goes into effect.
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There are substantial differences in life expectancy across the valley. A reporter seeks new answers to explain the gaps.
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This story was produced by Joseph Geha as part of his participation in the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
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Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s richest, most advanced companies. But underneath highways and along riverbeds, a scattered network of shantytowns endures. Santa Clara Co. has one of the most acute homelessness problems in the nation.

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In this showcase of the George Sampson's 30 part, "What's Killing Silicon Valley" series, he explores the leading causes of death in Santa Clara Valley. The series examines issues including heart attack, cancer and stroke and highlights ways to prevent and react to such diseases.

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George Sampson explores the leading causes of death in Santa Clara Valley. This multipart radio series examines issues including heart attack, cancer and stroke.

Click to view Part 1: Your heart attack

Click to view Part 2: Stroke warning signs

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George Sampson explores the leading causes of death in Santa Clara Valley. This multipart radio series examines issues including heart attack, cancer and stroke.

Click to view Part 1: Your heart attack

Click to view Part 3: Stroke warning signs

Picture of George Sampson

George Sampson explores the leading causes of death in Santa Clara Valley. This multipart radio series examines issues including heart attack, cancer and stroke.

Click to view Part 2: Cancer, Silicon Valley's leading killer

Click to view Part 3: Stroke warning signs

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My odyssey into the world of tuberculosis began with a simple remark by a well-connected friend in the summer of 2007: "Have you heard that the county TB clinic is overwhelmed with cases?"

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