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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00am
New statistics show just how quickly rates of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome have risen over the past six years, particularly in largely rural states such as Kentucky. Here's why that's so worrying.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00am
A reporter who was on the scene shortly after the terror attack in San Bernardino follows up with the victims and first responders over the following year to understand how the event impacted their mental health.
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September 28, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00am
In order to see whether heart stents actually improved patients' lives, the VA health care system decided to ask them directly, before and after surgery. But does this approach work?
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 4:36pm

Cleaning products with antibiotics do not get you “cleaner” than soap and water but they do encourage antibiotic resistance and “superbugs” and disrupt endocrine systems in humans and animals.

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September 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Local Voice Media is seeking an energetic multimedia journalists to join their growing team.
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September 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am
“With limited resources, these communities were able to significantly improve their outcomes,” says Natalya Verbitsky-Savitzy, a research statistician for Mathematica.
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September 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 4:00am
High levels of flux in the Obamacare exchanges make it a tough story to cover. Veteran observer Steven Findlay breaks down some of the key trends and offers reporters advice on how to make sense of the confusion.
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September 21, 2016 | 1 comments
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 2:05pm

“Our church does not allow us to go to hospitals for medication and child birth as for that I did not do anything wrong here your worship,” said Nyamukondiwa Lazaro a member of the Johanne Marange Apostolic sect  when he appeared before a magistrate facing murder charges....

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:08am

Pregnant to term and home alone, 18 year old Sofia Nyangani sneaked out into a nearby bush outside their Odzi home to self-deliver....

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September 19, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:00am
Despite their benefits, the use of sensors has stalled amid concerns that inaccurate readings could lead to sidelined players. Some worry games or even careers could be cut short by false positives. But is that a valid objection?
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September 19, 2016 | 1 comments
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:00am
That's bad news, especially given ample research that has shown how critical engaging and speaking to young children is for building brains and spurring healthy development.
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September 16, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
SheKnows is looking for a next-generation thinker to help take the women's health content on both SheKnows.com and HelloFlo.com to the next level. Plus, check out positions at The Chicago Tribune, Elite Daily and Smithsonian Magazine.
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September 16, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00am
Everyone says health care needs more transparency when it comes to outcomes, but how might that work? And what's holding back efforts to improve care by shining more light on health care outcomes?
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September 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:51pm
It was the stumble seen around the world. On Sunday morning, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fell ill at a Sept. 11 memorial, unleashing speculation on social media. We capture this mini-drama in a modern candidacy, which says more about divisive politics than anyone's health.
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September 13, 2016 | 1 comments
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:00am
Last week, Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton got a ton of ink for what were perceived as repeated concussion-threatening hits to the helmet. Why did this story get so much attention?
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