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Delia Terrazas y su hijo José Antonio, seriamente impactado por la contaminación de plomo de la planta de baterías Exide Technol
This story was produced by Rubén Tapia with support from USC Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Impact Fund. His reporting looks at how delays in the cleanup of neighborhoods contaminated by emissions from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in LA is affecting the health of residents.
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Through my reporting and listening to young sexually active LGBTQ people, I learned there would still be big hurdles to obtaining preventive medication at a pharmacy.
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Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
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Cindy Sicheang Phou of the Cambodian Family Community Center leads a breast health education workshop, funded by Susan G. Komen,
In the U.S., Cambodians and Vietnamese continue to struggle with access to culturally sensitive health care.
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"How is it supposed to work?" Answer that question and you're better prepared to spot when things go wrong.
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Tucked into truck stops with names like Jay Bros and Antelope Truck Stop Pronghorn, the ubiquitous dhaba serves the needs of the increasing numbers of Punjabi truckers across the U.S.
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Pollution and stress are tightly connected to place, which in turn is linked to race and class, as two UCSF researchers recently explained to journalists.
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A Florida sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The Los Angeles Times is looking for a health reporter
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“Medical loss ratios have dropped like a rock,” one former insurance executive said. But will that translate into any savings for Americans?
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This story was produced as a joint project led by Nathan O'Neal and Colton Shone, participants in the 2020 National Fellowship, that cover the variety of circumstances that contribute to health disparities in the Navajo Natio...
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