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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00am

When treatment options aren't clear-cut, can decision-making tools such as brochures and videos help patients make better choices? A new study provides the first systematic review of decision aids designed to help patients with serious illness. The evidence on their effectiveness is mixed.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00am

In 2013, Sacramento's Capital Public Radio hired jesikah maria ross to develop a deep community engagement strategy around their multimedia documentary project The View From Here. The experience holds a number of valuable lessons on engaging and building audiences.

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July 21, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00am

A new study on tuberculosis in wake of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake offers a number of health policy lessons that hold true far beyond the tiny island nation. The country's robust approach to HIV testing is one of them.

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July 21, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 4:00am

What happens to at-risk children whose parents die prematurely, leaving them orphaned? It's a vital question, since health disparities can cause early deaths in some populations, leaving children in precarious emotional, educational and financial straits.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:00pm

Join Reporting on Health for the upcoming Visualizing Health Care Data webinar on July 23, plus check out new health editor and writer positions around the country.

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July 16, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:30am

A casual observer watching the preschool-aged children bounce around the outdoor playground at the Children’s Institute wouldn’t immediately notice anything amiss. Except that these kids wouldn’t be here had something not already gone very wrong in their young lives.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 5:00am

While Americans tend to think of sex trafficking as a problem that happens overseas, the United States is a major sex trafficking hub for obvious reasons—it's a rich country. An estimated 100,000 children in the U.S. are forced into the sex trade every year.

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July 16, 2015 | 1 comments
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00am

Five of the worst schools in Florida are clustered in a 15-square-mile area in Pinellas County’s black neighborhoods. Behavior problems are rampant. Teacher turnover is constant. Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times investigates how and why these schools are failing kids.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00am

The Denver Post's Jennifer Brown knew there were compelling stories to be told behind Colorado's soaring numbers of homeless children. But finding and following the right families would take her on a six-month journey deep into two families' difficult daily lives.

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July 15, 2015 | 0 comments
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00am

For many contemporary Native American communities, accessing healthy food in any form is a challenge. While the federal government offers some assistance, it's often not enough. For my fellowship project, I'll investigate what resources tribes are using – or not – to address food insecurity.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00am

In Arkansas, judges make frequent use of their authority to lock up children known as "status offenders," despite the fact that they haven't broken any laws. Few people outside the juvenile justice system know how easy it is for a child to end up behind bars. Even fewer see the long-lasting impact.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:00am

How can we keep abuse and neglect from occurring in succeeding generations? Florida judge Cindy Lederman offers a vision of juvenile court as a crucial opportunity to turn around the lives of both parents and young children, before it's too late.

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July 14, 2015 | 1 comments
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:00am

Last year, more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America crossed the Mexico-U.S. border looking for their parents or better opportunities. But the journey north can entail serious trauma and suffering. What are the long-term mental health issues such children face?

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:00am

While the media focuses on the negotiations surrounding Greece's deepening debt crisis, another angle of the story has received less attention: A country on the financial brink is on the verge of a health crisis, too, with medicine shortages a real possibility.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:00am

The U.S. has a much higher rate of child maltreatment deaths than other rich countries, and studies are beginning to show that early child abuse can spark changes that are linked to later-in-life health issues. But how do you get poor, stressed parents to be kinder and more engaged?

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