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"My grief and frustration over JJ’s fate were compounded by all I learned about the effects of toxic stress on a developing brain."
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One of the public health trends these days appears to be a focus on the built environment. Here's how I reported on the connection between improving where people live and bettering their health.

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Several years ago, a young man was gunned down and stripped of his belongings -- the shooters even wrenched his dental gold out of his mouth -- in a public housing complex across the street from an elementary school in a poor neighborhood in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ...

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Spartanburg, S.C., began as a bustling mill town, but parts of the city went downhill after drug dealers infiltrated some neighborhoods. Now the rebirth of the Northside is creating an opportunity for new life.

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A Spartanburg, S.C., neighborhood once known primarily as a hotbed for violence and crime is now the home of a medical college and has attracted the attention of city officials, philanthropists and even a group connected to billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

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Questions surrounding a police shooting in South Carolina have a community newspaper championing free speech and open access to public records in a way that much larger news outlets and professional news organizations have failed.

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A summer internship for journalism students and opportunities in non-profits, academia, media and a health care system for more experienced writers.

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A seasoned reporter takes a job at an advocacy organization, and explains why she sees it as a return to health journalism

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Hospitals across the country are using near-total discretion in the way they disclose infections that occur as a result of surgeries, cause over 8,000 deaths annually in the U.S., and cost an additional $10 billion per year to the healthcare system, a new study underscoring the need for public reporting standards has found.

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Has autism always been with us at the numbers we see today, or is there actually more of it? It’s a complicated question, but the organization Autism Speaks is confusing the issue.

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