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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join an award-winning news team

NPRs Science Desk is looking for an experienced, versatile health editor to take a leading role in our multiplatform coverage of consumer health trends, medicine, public health, biotech and health policy.
Jill Replogle

Is the crackdown on opioids failing patients?

"We are overreacting to the need to lower opioid prescribing by punishing patients," says Dr. Kelly Pfeifer.
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Keeping kids out of the doctor’s office much easier in well-off neighborhoods

Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Online, radio and print openings available

WBUR is seeking a multimedia journalist to join their CommonHealth unit - a multi-platform effort to report on health, medicine and life sciences.
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Hidden Peril

At aging Philadelphia schools, asbestos is a lurking health threat to children and staff. Tests find alarming levels, even after repair work is done.
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Ways to make Philly schools healthier

At aging Philadelphia schools, asbestos is a lurking health threat to children and staff. Tests by the Inquirer and Daily News at 11 schools found alarming levels of fibers in settled dust, even after repair work was done.
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Danger: Learn at your own risk

Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.
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Reporter seeks stories of people impacted by Obamacare repeal. Things don't go as planned.

What to do when history supersedes the thrust of your project?

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