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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:52am

Plastic surgery for kids is a controversial topic. Some people are adamantly against it, but many feel that it is an acceptable tool to boost teenagers’ self-esteem and help them to succeed in life. While both sides can make interesting cases, the key to understanding the issue is to understan

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:00am
How is gang violence damaging children? To help answer that question, a reporter for the Orange County Register is following a family in Santa Ana, Calif. that has been touched by gang violence.
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February 22, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:00am
Can a revamped community hospital overcome a history of dysfunction and place residents of South Los Angeles on a path to better health and lower rates of chronic disease?
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 6:36pm

Coolsculpting, a recently popularized treatment that claims to permanently eliminate fat by freezing it away, may not always live up to its promises.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 3:00am
Can games with prizes and incentives get kids moving more? Two programs in the U.S. and U.K. show early promise.
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February 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Applications are now open for USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism all-expenses-paid 2017 National Fellowship in Los Angeles.
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February 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00am
A former journalist and single mother of two fears that changes to the Affordable Care Act could eliminate the coverage her family depends on to manage their complex health needs.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:00am
Whether it's Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa or the Flamin' Hot Cheeto Bagel, media coverage of stunt foods “only normalizes extreme levels of salt and sugar in food and alters our taste buds to promote addiction,” argues Dr. Monya De.
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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:34pm
The solution lies not in building more psychiatric facilities, but in providing effective treatment and supports in the least restrictive setting, says Dr. Fred Osher.
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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:00am
Massachusetts started sending email warning alerts to drug prescribers in 2013. But while some measures of drug abuse dropped in the following years, it’s hard to give credit to the alerts.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 7:19am

Implementing electronic health records has been a goal of the U.S. government for years. Using information technology in health care has great potential but the whole process turned out to be very slow.

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February 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:34pm

Speedier approvals and the legalization of "off-label marketing" have drug safety activists worried.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00am
"We are now in another war of words over health care," writes Trudy Lieberman, "and the first casualty, as in any war, is always truth." For examples, look no further than the recent dialogue on Medicare.
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February 09, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Join the team at USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, plus other openings at Men's Health, Verywell and POLITICO.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00am
Can the styles of humor used by middle schoolers provide a window into their mental well-being? The research provides some intriguing early clues.
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