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Perspective: Congress works to keep medical costs rising

With no pricing mechanism for health services and no consumer protection, the GOP and Dems jointly fostered the most pernicious case of crony capitalism imaginable.
Natalie Summers from Openhouse, right, took a photo of Sister Rose Mary Chicken and E.J. Hebert in Jane Warner Plaza.

LGBT data collection underway in California, San Francisco

Officials in San Francisco and Sacramento are aiming to make answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity routine as they begin to collect this data in multiple settings and on government forms.
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Child Abuse: Shaken Baby Accusations Gone Wrong

A series of legal developments in the past few weeks highlights the devastating effects of misguided child abuse diagnoses on innocent families.
Judy Sinpraseuth and her son, Antwone, brush their teeth together, and take a picture in the mirror in 2012. Special to the Bee

This teen mom and her newborn rode a city bus to a school for delinquents. Here’s why

Research has shown that sex education results in fewer teen pregnancies, but in California's politically conservative San Joaquin Valley, there is a history of strong push-back against sex ed.
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FiveThirtyEight’s Anna Barry-Jester on how she reported the story of big disparities in South’s Black Belt

“I was really interested in the question of how slavery and historic institutions play out in health outcomes today,” Anna Barry-Jester of 538 told fellow journalists this week.
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In nation’s capital, rising gentrification undermines health of African American community

“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of the city's rising number of displaced residents.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Multimedia health openings available across the country

WITF is looking for a skilled, creative and ambitious multi-platform journalist to lead their Transforming Health project.
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In some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, a rich cluster of services targets underserved kids

The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community services and organizations to make children's lives better.

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