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This story is part of a four-part series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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At California’s state psychiatric hospitals, ongoing assaults on staff by patients can make it nearly impossible to provide a therapeutic environment.
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Here’s the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health. Our hearts also go out to the people of Japan after today’s catastrophic earthquake – here’s how to help the victims.

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Health Reform: KBUR’s Common Health Blog’s Carey Goldberg finds “nuggets” that can serve as great health reform story ideas in a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on how health care reform has affected Massachusetts.

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Meridia: Sales of the weight loss drug Meridia might be about to go on a diet. New England Journal of Medicine editors are calling for it to be pulled off the market in the wake of a new study documenting its risks.

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