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Widespread screening for ACEs could do more damage than good

Could widespread screening for childhood adversity do more damage than good?

When stories make bold claims about life expectancies chopped by decades or rates of chronic diseases skyrocketing for those with higher scores, they can create heightened anxiety without a real solution.
The emergency room at Palomar Medical Center Escondido. San Diego hospitals have grappled with more emergency room visits.

For data-driven project on hospital ERs and psychiatric care, flexibility proves key

Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
Black Infant Health program leader, Lesha Porter, right, gives a high five.

A reporter finds new ways to tell stories of black infant mortality amid newsroom layoffs

Five practical takeaways from reporting on how communities are tackling persistent disparities in infant mortality, in the midst of newsroom downsizing and shifting beats.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Openings in magazines and digital

Men's Health is looking for an enterprising features editor to develop, assign, and edit the most impactful journalism and ambitious storytelling across all channels of the Men's Health brand—including web, print, social, and video.
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Pediatricians warn of long-term harm for children detained at border

As women and mothers, we are astonished at the reported conditions. But as pediatricians, we are deeply concerned about the long-term health impacts of these kids are likely to face.
Street venders sell hormones, muscle creams and other remedies at an informal medicine market in the MacArthur Park area of Los

Black market drugs offer risky relief for uninsured, low-income Californians

For the uninsured in Los Angeles, buying needed medication often means visiting informal street medicine markets like the one in the MacArthur Park area and taking a chance on their health.
Migrant children face huge challenges as they enter U.S. school system

Migrant children face huge challenges as they enter U.S. school system

A reporter sets out to explore the unprecedented challenges education professionals are facing as they attempt to create programs that support undocumented children who are navigating life in a foreign country.
A memorial celebrating the life of Armstrong in 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stories on Neil Armstrong's death remind us to check out our own heart care centers

The recent news that Armstrong’s death in 2012 may have been due to complications from a medical procedure was big news for history buffs, space fans, and investigative reporters. Here's why.

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