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How we reported on California’s failure to protect addicts at rehab centers

How we reported on California’s failure to protect addicts at rehab centers

Unlicensed sober homes pop up all of the time, they aren't tracked by the state of California, and they are not held accountable by any government system.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Marketplace is looking for a health care reporter

American Public Media Group's Marketplace is looking for a senior health care reporter in Washington, D.C.
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How to start looking into poor workplace conditions at hospitals near you

When our health care workers suffer poor health because of their jobs, the system is weaker for all of us.
Several pro-immigrant organizations oversee family reunifications. They are usually undocumented sons and daughters who live in

What does Trump's proclamation mean for visa applicants who must prove they'll have health coverage in the U.S.?

Lawyers fighting the ban say the “new requirement rewrites our immigration and health care laws” and will affect the entry of up to 375,000 individuals each year.
Honesty and an open mind go a long way in reporting on tribal food scarcity in California’s far north

Honesty and an open mind go a long way in reporting on tribal food scarcity in California’s far north

Don't go into a community, especially one living with generations of trauma, with an agenda or a set of fixed assumptions. Had I done that, I wouldn’t have gotten very far in my reporting.
Kate Green is a 30-year-old who’d rather roll the dice without insurance than face steep out-of-pocket costs. (Photo by Autumn P

Using data to deepen the statehouse policy conversation on California’s uninsured

How two reporters used data to explore how California's ambitious health care initiatives could shape the lives of working residents already strained by the state's high cost of living.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Verywell, State of Reform, mindbodygreen

State of Reform is looking for a health policy reporter to provide coverage across Texas, Utah, Arizona and Colorado for state-level politics, policy and personalities in health care.
What’s the e-cigarette ingredient to really fear? Nicotine

What’s the e-cigarette ingredient to really fear? Nicotine

There’s a rush to ban a dangerous ingredient in e-cigarettes. But people are missing the truly deadly ingredient in these electronic drug-delivery devices.

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