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Mental health care is playing a starring role in a movement to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After major budget cuts, members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus are demanding to reopen shuttered clinics by adding $2.2 million to the budget the Council will vote on November 13 .

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Florida's controversial Medicaid privatization program has made the system more difficult to navigate over the past decade, according to some patients and health advocates. Has the U.S. Supreme Court's ACA ruling given the state an opening to expand privatization further?

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After several years on the health beat, I've learned that covering health more comprehensively means paying more attention to how people’s health is affected by where they live.

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Since 1976 till today, each April brings a time of reflecting, commemorating, and preserving a historical moment that has changed the fate of Vietnam and its people. Through this project, I wish to embrace this commemorative tradition of the Vietnamese communities around th

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As Cambodian-Americans and children of refugees, Sin and Em carry a difficult legacy. Their families display many classic symptoms of PTSD.

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Bioethicist and writer Carl Elliott used many documents to piece together the story of how a research team desperate for patients helped create a pipeline for clinical trial participants by setting up a psychiatric ward. Here's how he did it.

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This story is Part 14 of a 15-part series that examines health care needs in Gary, Ind.

When Shantray Hooks, of Gary, lost her job as a restaurant cook in August, she didn’t know how she would pay for doctor visits.

“I had no health insurance and I couldn’t afford to pay a doctor,” said Hooks, 29, who was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago.

A doctor referred her to the Community Health Net of Gary, a federally qualified community health center that provides comprehensive primary care health services and charges on a sliding fee scale for services.

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Elder abuse, a growing but hidden problem for Chinese seniors in the United States, often originates when adult children here reject the tradition of filial piety. This is the second story of a two-part series.

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Since it opened sixty years ago, St. Anthony's has gone through several menu styles and chefs. From visit to visit you never quite knew what you were going to get.

Located off the Plaza in Civic Center, the restaurant

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Reporter's note:

One year ago from yesterday, 11-year-old Chandler Nash Elliott hung himself while his father was at work. We received a press release about the suicide over the fax. Like most news agencies, we do not report on suicides unless they are in a public place or the deceased is a public figure.

I told my colleagues -- and we all agreed -- that this would not make the news unless the family approached us, wanting to tell the boy's story.

The next morning, that's exactly what happened.

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Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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