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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
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As teens age out of pediatric care, there's often a lag that can stretch on for years before they enter the fold of adult primary care. For young adults with chronic illnesses, that gap poses real risks. A recent study outlines the scope of the problem, even as progress on the issue remains stalled.

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A New York City teen pregnancy prevention program that offered the morning-after birth control pill to high school students didn't seem all that controversial — at least until the New York Post got hold of the story.

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Why are the feds slashing lead poisoning prevention programs? Plus news on teen diabetes and rising health care costs, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Condoms by mail, fraudulent cancer research and a raw milk surprise, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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"Astounding" domestic violence stats, a South Carolina health reform scandal, and post-Katrina heart attacks, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Interviews with and writings by nearly 100 students at the Castlemont Campus of Small Schools reveal three major stressors jeopardize their health: academic anxiety, lack of healthy food and an environment that limits their freedom and imprisons them indoors. Even more alarming, factors such as a poor diet and lack of nutrition can lead to health problems that can be passed on to future generations, researchers say.

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A surprising sodium culprit, good news for teens and antidepressants, a Catholic birth control controversy and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why is Disney invading hospital maternity wards? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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As the national conversation about gay teen suicide continues in the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death, it’s worth taking a moment to examine how the media covers suicide among people of any age and orientation – and how we can do better.

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