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STDs have been on the rise nationwide for the past five years, and South LA has some of the highest rates in the county. The problem is driven in part by high levels of racial segregation.
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Southern California's Inland Empire is growing, and there aren’t enough doctors to meet the demand. Can a new raft of programs at local universities help?
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The homeless count is at a record high in Sacramento, with more children on the streets as families on the margins are priced out of housing. Shelters also say they're taking in senior citizens without a home for the first time.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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Efforts to restore green spaces is causing housing prices to surge and displacing longtime residents in some of California's most vulnerable communities. Can the concept of "just green enough" offer relief?
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Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
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Peter Lee on why California's health exchange is partially insulated from GOP-led attacks on the ACA — and why that could all change down the road.
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Black infants in California and across the nation are dying at higher rates than infants of other races. Communities are responding to the disparity in different ways, with some forming groups to train more doulas of color.
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Joe Rubin investigated the Exide plant as a data reporting fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 

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