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Why the country’s infant mortality rate is stuck in place — except in California

The challenge for journalists covering the country’s unchanged perinatal mortality rate is to go beyond the hospital setting, says Boston University's Eugene Declercq.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Reuters is hiring a Healthcare Reporter

Reuters is looking for an exceptional journalist to help drive ambitious coverage of the U.S. healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
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For low-income children, access to mental health care varies sharply by county

“Access varies quite dramatically depending on where you are,” said Kim Lewis of the National Health Law Program. “There isn’t a lot being done to ensure accountability in each county.”
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Where are the psychiatrists? Amador County and rural California hit hardest by physician shortage

A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.
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Massachusetts pioneers making quality a public priority for safety net patients

The state is way ahead of the pack when it comes to publicly reporting the experiences of Medicaid patients.
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When the data isn’t there for the story you’re trying to tell

A data journalism project turns into a lesson in how even data from authoritative sources can be misleading.
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Can nurse practitioners solve the country’s primary care shortage?

“There’s real hope that help is on the way,” health workforce researcher Edward Salsberg said.
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Investigation finds LA Harbor-area smog challenges grow as new health threats emerge

The ports of LA and Long Beach together emit 100 tons of smog daily, according to air quality officials. Even more toxic chemicals are spewed by traffic, refineries and rail yards.


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