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In the state of California, it is off-limits to administer an IQ test to a child if he or she is Black. That’s because of a little-known case called Larry P v Riles that in the 1970s put the IQ test itself on trial.
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The Desert Sun invited community members Nora Soliz, Julie Hernandez and Greg Rodriguez to tell first-person stories about their struggles with homelessness and their successes out of it.
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With an early $50 million in government funding, Tanti and his organization, Headspace, would spend the next decade creating a network of 100 mental health centers serving 355,000 people throughout the country, each one with its own personality.
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A look at how the country’s two biggest states have insured their kids helps explain why nearly 4 million American children remain without health coverage.
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Hospitals are expected to divert more of those savings back into their communities via public health programs since the ACA was passed. But are they?
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Over the decade from 2008 to 2017, as the opioid epidemic took hold, the number of drug-exposed infants born per year nearly tripled in California
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While personal belief exemptions from vaccines were banned in California, the state saw a subsequent rise in medical exemptions. The law's language is partly to blame, a new study says.
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For 20 years, First 5 has used the tobacco tax revenue to finance health, education and other programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. What have we learned?
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Sharitta Berry was at Oakland’s Highland Hospital when she got the bad news in early 2018.
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Safe injection facilities represent the highest ideal of harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, yet in the United States remain almost prohibitively controversial.

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