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To identify rates of potentially preventable medical harm, The Dallas Morning News  analyzed nearly 9 million patient-level records from hospitals across Texas.

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What is happening in the case of two nurses in Winkler County, Texas, should serve as a warning to those who attempt to slap down whistleblowers: you will not win. Here’s a score card of winners and losers in the case so far.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Is Oklahoma headed toward a crisis in access to health care? Health experts say yes -- for many reasons. This three-part series takes a look at the problems, how it affects all Oklahomans and what can be done to change it.

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Smoking as a blue-collar habit, health insurance for moms-to-be, Rick Perry's health record in Texas and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The link between exercise and life expectancy, getting a share of California's health insurance exchange, and why hospitals charge so much for drugs, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalist Emily Ramshaw gives the backstory on how she reported her ground-breaking series on Texas' colonias, impovershed neighborhoods that remain without running water, paved roads or electricity after decades of neglect.

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Living without running water, sanitation services or paved roads, people living in Texas colonias face grim health risks, Hunt Grant recipient Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

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Nearly half a million Texans live in substandard conditions in colonias -- 2,300 unincorporated and isolated border towns with limited access to potable water, sewer systems, electricity, sanitary housing or health care. Emily Ramshaw reports on their health conditions.

 

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Texas sheriff Robert Roberts and doctor Rolando Arafiles, accused of intimidating whistleblower nurses, get their day in court - while Arafiles has found another hospital job despite the controversy.

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