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Richmond,Va., is an urban city of approximately 205,000 residents, of which about one in four live in poverty. The city has a poor showing on many health status indicators and outcomes. Within the city, however, there are neighborhoods of $1 million homes and moderate income neighborhoods.

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Arguably the most unexpected aspect of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was its reversal of the mandatory expansion of Medicaid. Martha King of the National Conference of State Legislatures provides some tips on how to track this unfolding landscape.

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Violence-prevention program, Camden GPS Program, helps the city's assault victims.

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Three years ago, when West Virginia was leading the nation in diabetes, the American Diabetes Association shut down its West Virginia office.

Now, officials have decided to bring the organization back to West Virginia.
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For four hours, Bill Hall used to lie on a padded vinyl recliner, one arm stretched out, two thick needles sticking out of it. One needle drained the blood from his body. The other put it back.

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Health reform votes knock out incumbents, fewer kids with obesity, more on-the-job fatalities, an epidemic of stillbirths in Iraq and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Arun Va was a young man at the time and recruited by a Khmer Rouge cadre leader to accompany him and four women to travel to the lake. Today he almost shudders when he realized how narrowly he escaped becoming a killer.

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A controversial abortion bill becomes law in Virginia, the high costs of Alzheimer's, the link between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalist Kate Long examines how some West Virginians are changing their lifestyles to drop pounds and reduce their risk of diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. West Virginia has one of the highest chronic disease rates in the nation.

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Until the 1980s, few West Virginians are overweight in archival photos. In the 1960s and 1970s, during the poverty war, Americans got used to seeing pictures of bone-thin West Virginians on the evening news. Only 13.4 percent of Americans were obese then.

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