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July 18, 2017 | 0 comments
“When you’re a foster girl, you feel unwanted,” a 21-year-old survivor said. “You’ve been through so much neglect and abuse. And then when you have a man tell you, ‘I love you, I’’ll take care of you... more
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July 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Individuals like Loren Anthony, a fitness instructor from the Navajo Nation, are modeling healthy lifestyles and getting their friends and families involved. Grassroots organizations are starting... more
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July 17, 2017 | 1 comments
Their crimes are heinous. Their backstories are heartbreaking. The system was never equipped to help them.
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July 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system has long been one of the most prolific in locking up youth on minor offenses and a recent reform has lessened — but not eliminated — the problem.
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July 16, 2017 | 0 comments
The USC Center for Health Journalism welcomes 24 journalists from around the nation to its National Fellowships and awards them reporting grants of $2,000 to $10,000.
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July 16, 2017 | 0 comments
Arizona tends to try out new approaches and programs, but rarely sticks with such efforts long enough to bring about change.
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July 16, 2017 | 0 comments
At each turn, the people responsible for her safety failed her — her birth parents, relatives, foster parents, the Indiana Department of Child Services, school officials, therapists and others.
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July 14, 2017 | 0 comments
Hurricane Katrina forced New Orleans' remaining gangs into the Central City neighborhood. With this mass concentration of drug traffickers came a bloody turf war, near-daily shootings and a rising... more
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July 14, 2017 | 0 comments
The United States’ health care system came in dead last in a comparison of 11 wealthy countries, done by The Commonwealth Fund.
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July 14, 2017 | 0 comments
A new study finds less than 20 percent of physicians' electronic notes were made up meaningful text. The remainder — mostly auto-filled "junk" text — does nothing to help doctors understand what's... more
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July 14, 2017 | 0 comments
It's those first 1,000 days — from conception until a child's second birthday — that the brain most needs the right mix of nutrients to fully form. But programs that focus on such developmental goals... more
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July 14, 2017 | 0 comments
Join the Center for Health Journalism for the upcoming webinar on "Medicaid's Changing Future." on July 26, plus don't forget to apply for the 2017 California Data Fellowship.
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July 13, 2017 | 0 comments
The Carribean children left behind after parents migrate can suffer from depression, low self-esteem and feelings of abandonment. Such feelings can lead to problems in school and leave kids... more
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July 13, 2017 | 1 comments
A Florida woman's story illuminates the perils of creating a two-tier health insurance market, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for. The bad old days of health insurance could fast become the bad... more
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July 12, 2017 | 0 comments
"I had to come to accept that the hospital wasn’t looking at me as a whole person — just a combination of vital signs, lab work, symptoms, and medical and nursing orders," writes Joy Victory.



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