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Maps of the modern plagues of health disparities — rural hospital closings, medical provider shortages, poor education outcomes, poverty and mortality — all glow along this Southern corridor.
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Data allowed reporter Kathleen McGrory to show gun accidents involving children were a growing problem in Florida. But it was the story of one family that really made the difference.
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Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
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Once used almost solely to treat post traumatic stress in war veterans, EMDR has slowly become an effective therapy to treat a range of traumas, including those experienced by immigrants.
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In California’s Salinas Valley, the lack of living wages for farmworkers has resulted in ongoing cycles of poverty, violence and health problems.
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An invisible disease has been killing middle-aged white people in the San Joaquin Valley at higher rates than ever before. One doctor calls them "deaths of despair."
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A former journalist and single mother of two fears that changes to the Affordable Care Act could eliminate the coverage her family depends on to manage their complex health needs.
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Crocker College Prep is one of five New Orleans schools in a program to better serve children who've been exposed to trauma. WWNO’s Eve Troeh profiles Crocker’s new principal to understand how the school’s approach differs.
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In WWNO's ongoing series on how New Orleans kids deal with levels of trauma many times higher the national average, we hear the story of 13-year-old Sherlae, whose tumultuous home life left her struggling at school.
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The number of babies born with opioids in their system has risen dramatically in recent years. That's particularly worrying in light of new research that found such children perform significantly worse in school than their peers.

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