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The worst pandemic in a century has ravaged Newark and its Black community. It was a tragedy decades in the making.
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In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of nursing home residents said they did not leave their rooms to socialize.
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"Getting a vaccine is always an expression of brotherly love."
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Whether a woman delivers by cesarean has less to do with her health than the hospital she goes to. Case in point: Doctors Hospital of Laredo, where rates of surgical intervention during childbirth are way above the norm. Experts say something isn’t right.
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Two Texas hospitals performed episiotomies at rates four to six times the recommended level last year. But women giving birth should know: You have the final say.
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The city has long struggled to make progress in improving the health of mothers and newborns. Do these shutdowns lead to worse care?
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The data tell a disturbing story about how the U.S. has failed to invest in the health and future of some of the most vulnerable among us.
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Hospitals and insurance companies use a variety of algorithms to calculate risk, but they don’t always yield equitable results.
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In recent years, the jail has also seen the number of deaths in custody tick upward. Most of those deaths are suicides, a category of deaths some jail experts have deemed “mostly preventable.”

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