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The report delves into some of the root causes of these health disparities, such as housing segregation.

Latest county health rankings offer bevy of health story ideas for reporters

Looking for story leads on the underlying factors driving health in your community? The 2018 County Health Rankings offer a wealth of datapoints on what influences a community’s health.
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In California, growing wave of seniors on collision course with meager long-term care system

California is facing a gray tide. And the state’s fragile long-term care infrastructure is ill-prepared for the coming surge in demand. What can be done?
Dr. Waney Squier at her TEDx talk.

From the heart, from the brain: A TEDx talk examines shaken baby syndrome

Pediatric neuropathologist Dr. Waney Squier has distilled decades of professional and personal experience into a potent and provocative TEDx talk, “I believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome until science showed I was wrong.”
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Who gets palliative care in California? A look at big disparities across three regions

Poor people, people in isolated, rural areas and minorities are least likely to receive palliative care and counseling about end-of-life decisions. And one-third of U.S. hospitals don’t have a palliative care team.
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Can acknowledging racism address high STD rates?

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Los Angeles County and they’re hitting communities of color the hardest. It's a problem that goes way beyond risky individual behaviors.
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What reporters should keep in mind when writing about America’s epidemic of gun violence

Two of the country's leading researchers and a top reporter on gun violence in the U.S. discuss how to cover the epidemic of violence as an urgent and overlooked public health problem.
"The community as a whole feels terrified and uncertain about their future." (Getty Images)

Latino parents fear Trump's ICE

The negative psychological effects over fear of enforcement actions by ICE agents are being felt most acutely by undocumented parents and parents who have temporary protected status.
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Northern California’s silent suicide crisis: Why rural areas are hit hardest

In rural Northern California counties, people tend to live miles from help. They may be too sick or poor to drive. If despair takes over and there’s a gun in the home, the thought of suicide can quickly become reality.


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