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Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:00am
The Clean Air Act’s impact has been greatest on those who live next to industry and highways, where toxic emissions are highest. Such “fence-line communities” typically harbor poorer people and minorities.
March 12, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:00am
The critical importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life is now recognized in feeding guidelines around the world. Why hasn't the U.S. gotten the memo?
March 09, 2018 | 2 comments
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Apply now for the Center for Health Journalism's all-expenses-paid National Fellowship, plus review this week's job openings.
March 09, 2018 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:05am
Before, LA's community clinics had to have a face-to-face visit to get paid for caring for some of the county's poorest, sickest residents. A new model gives clinics a monthly amount per patient, allowing for better care, leaders say.
March 08, 2018 | 2 comments
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:00am
2017 National Fellow Tracie Potts gives a behind-the-scenes look at the ever-changing nature of her Fellowship project chronicling health reform across the country.
March 06, 2018 | 1 comments
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:00am
Expanding access to mental health care is not a prescription for preventing mass shootings, say two psychiatrists. Only confronting the easy availability of guns can achieve that.
March 06, 2018 | 0 comments
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:00am
In California, Alameda County’s success in saving lives has not been replicated statewide — and an already appalling gap between white and black infant death has grown since then.
March 05, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:00am
Whether it's screening for developmental problems or catching adverse childhood experiences early, some doctors want to make the pediatrician's office a one-stop shop.
March 02, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Men's Health, the world's largest men's magazine brand, seeks a new Associate Fitness Editor to join the digital team.
March 02, 2018 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00am
A tour of four communities across America revealed a common theme when it comes to the health reform: "Over and over we heard the same thing: people feel forgotten. They feel Washington is not listening."
February 27, 2018 | 0 comments
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:00am
The outbreak in California, the largest since the U.S. started tracking hepatitis A, lays bare the fact that homelessness can be as much a cause of disease as the virus itself.
February 26, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 3:00am
Trump's new budget wants to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with a box of "shelf-stable" items. For Native families who have endured such government-issued provisions in the past, that's a horrifying prospect.
February 23, 2018 | 0 comments
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
KUNM needs a new public health reporter in Albuquerque , plus, be sure to check out this week's roundup of fellowships and awards.
February 23, 2018 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00am
When Jessica Porten sought help for postpartum depression, she wasn't expecting the nurse to call the police to escort her to the ER. She now believes moms need far better help for their mental health needs.
February 22, 2018 | 1 comments
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:00am
Proponents of Medicaid work requirements think it would flush freeloaders out of the system. And yet the reality is that most people on Medicaid already work.
February 21, 2018 | 1 comments



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