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Many factors can contribute to how severely the virus strikes a home, including its location and size. But having enough staff is vital, especially during a pandemic, experts say. New research backs that up.
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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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"How is it supposed to work?" Answer that question and you're better prepared to spot when things go wrong.
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This article was produced as a larger project by Larry Buhl  for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2019 Data Fellowship. His first part of this series :  New Law Aims to Expand Access to HIV Prevention — But Will It? Will Pharmacist Resistance Hamper Law to Expand Access to HIV Preventi
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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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City officials say they are trying to get testing sites up and running quickly, and plan to keep improving outreach efforts.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Ritu Marwah, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship. 

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