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While the cliffhanger presidential election took center stage Tuesday, voters also decided a host of health-related measures.
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Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation, yet the biggest source of cancer deaths in the state is lung cancer. How can that be?
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Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation, yet lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. What’s going on?
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Some children have been sexually assaulted. There are documented cases of child abuse. There have even been riots.
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As I searched and learned about the silent, naturally occurring gas produced from the breakdown of uranium that can cause lung cancer, I became more concerned.
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In 2010, when I started researching the health effects of climate change for my book, Fevered, it seemed like this looming threat wasn’t on the nation’s radar screens. I was pessimistic that changes could be made in time to avert catastrophe. But as I drilled down, I was pleasantly surprised to disc

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The number of valley fever cases has soared so high in recent years that health experts are calling it "The Second Epidemic."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now confirms a sharp rise in cases of the fungal disease, especially in California and Arizona.

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When is a medical study on its own not worth a story? A recent study on music therapy for anxiety offers some clues.

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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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“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

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