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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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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join a growing platform and community at Well + Good

Well + Good needs a Senior Health and Food Editor to help take Well+Good’s health and nutrition content to the next level.
New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams, shakes hand of A. L. Davis Park Panthers head coach Shawn Scott

New Orleans City Council calls for increase in trauma services for children

On the heels of the fellowship series "The Children of Central City," the New Orleans City Council recently approved a resolution calling for a citywide approach to childhood trauma.
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After murder, a family grapples with generations of trauma

What began as a murder of a black man in a Midwestern town in 1959 spiraled into a pattern of racial violence and trauma visited on one family over successive generations.
Lemonade Locks wig boutique owner Kelly Giblin fits a hairpiece onto retired Kern County Deputy Sheriff Brenda Blanton, who suff

For valley fever survivors, a growing need: wigs

The antifungal drugs used to treat valley fever can cause hair loss. With the number of valley fever cases on the rise, a wig shop in Bakersfield, Calif., is helping women feel better about themselves.
Laila Garcia, 4, left, and her sister, Zoey Garcia, 5, sit on the front porch of their apartment in Bloomington in Sept. 2017.

Hurricane revealed gulf between Texans who can afford to rebuild — and everyone else

Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....
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State officials show little interest in providing quality of care information for poor

Californians remain without a scorecard to track the performance of Medicaid provider groups, and state officials don't seem eager to change that.
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How a surgeon helped solve the problem of far too few black organ donors

Community outreach has been particularly powerful in curbing dramatic disparities in organ donation between white and black Americans.

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