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Investigation into Florida’s youth corrections system points to systemic abuse

Investigation into Florida’s youth corrections system points to systemic abuse

In Florida's youth corrections system, the cycle has been long and predictable: A teen dies a preventable death. Juvenile justice administrators announce reforms and promise change. Repeat.
Do Drug Industry Perks Affect Prescribing? Yes Says Recent Study

Do Drug Industry Perks Affect Prescribing? Yes Says Recent Study

A recent study found that more than one free meal increased the likelihood of doctors prescribing the drug of the meal provider
Cost concerns hold up health care merger in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Cost concerns hold up health care merger in Santa Barbara, Calif.

A long-awaited decision by regulators appears to be imminent on the proposed merger between Cottage Health and Sansum Clinic, which has the largest physician practice in the area with 23 outpatient sites spanning Santa Maria to Santa Barbara.
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Positions available in broadcast, online and print

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Positions available in broadcast, online and print

Work for one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies and apply to be a Producer at NBC Universal.
Toxic algae is blooming more often in our lakes, reservoirs. Does that threaten our drinking water?

Toxic algae is blooming more often in our lakes, reservoirs. Does that threaten our drinking water?

In California, cyanotoxins have become more of a problem amid the drought. The same toxin that shut down Toledo, Ohio’s water supply in 2014 has been detected in lakes, reservoirs and streams across the state.
The word gap is swallowing poor kids early. Can anything be done to close it?

The word gap is swallowing poor kids early. Can anything be done to close it?

In the wake of studies finding big differences in language ability between rich and poor kids by the age of 18 months, a leading researcher outlines the latest thinking on how to bridge the class-based "word gap."
In Alabama’s Black Belt, a lasting legacy of racial disparities and deep poverty

In Alabama’s Black Belt, a lasting legacy of racial disparities and deep poverty

Looking through health statistics for the United States, there’s an area that almost always shows up in red: Alabama’s Black Belt. A stretch of fertile lands across the southern half of the state, it was one of the most brutal and wealthy parts of the country during the slavery era....
Philadelphia’s toxic stew of contaminants devastates young lives

Philadelphia’s toxic stew of contaminants devastates young lives

The little girl just wasn’t herself. Her mom, Jacqueline Thomas, knew something was seriously wrong....

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