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The number of congenital syphilis cases has ballooned to rates not seen in two decades. Public health workers say the increase coincides with a decline in funding for public health and a drop in the rate of women accessing prenatal care.
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The U.S. has the worst maternal mortality rate among developed countries, and North Carolina has one of the highest rates of infant deaths in the nation.
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Also, the pandemic exacerbated domestic violence against Black women, and fresh research on the dreaded Paxlovid rebound.
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Health plans trying to reach low-income and underserved customers say they’re being stymied by a decades-old federal rule limiting texting — and they’re framing it as a health equity issue in their bid to change it.
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Experts hope new universal basic income programs and an innovative maternal center will help protect Black infants and mothers.
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“I think it would be a bit cavalier to all of a sudden say, We’re completely through with it,” Dr. Fauci said at a center event this week.
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Deborah Bell-Holt and her granddaughter stand before an oil drilling site just blocks from her South Los Angeles home.
Links between environmental exposures and maternal health outcomes remain underexplored, despite recent efforts to catch up.
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A pledge to sharply reduce infant mortality by 2023 faces daunting obstacles.
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We're happy to announce this year's Data Fellows, a diverse group of ambitious journalists pursuing data-driven projects.
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Farmworkers labor in a strawberry field amid near Ventura, California.
A member of the Mixteco migrant community reflects on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the lives of Indigenous people in California's Ventura County. 
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Cathedral City Senior Center outreach coordinator Laura Gutierrez, left, looks for information to hand out in Cathedral City, Ca
For years in the western Coachella Valley, residents who don’t speak English have been left out of senior centers — the same places where many older adults go when experiencing isolation, loneliness, and housing, food or income insecurity.
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