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"Measles is always the one that worries me," says Vanderbilt's Dr. Kathryn Edwards.
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For 20 years, Sharita Lee was numb. She did not cry. She did not love the men she dated. The only emotion she could muster was rage. Then, after reading online reactions to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, Lee decided to tell her own story.

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Sheridan Miyamoto is a registered nurse health coach at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Previously, she was a nurse-practitioner for the UC Davis Medical Center's Child and Adolescent Abuse, Resource, Evaluation (CAARE) Diagnostic and Treatment Center. In that position, she coordinated and oversaw a program that provided physical exams for children and teens who have been sexually abused, physically abused or neglected, sometimes as a result of drug abuse in the home.

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Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is the acting chair of the National Mental Health Association. In 2003, he was invited by then U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson to serve on the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health.

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The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!

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