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When stories make bold claims about life expectancies chopped by decades or rates of chronic diseases skyrocketing for those with higher scores, they can create heightened anxiety without a real solution.
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When is OK to offer a desperate source a ride, or a bottle of Tylenol? Knowing when to intervene is hard.
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Journalists should strive for absolute clarity in language choice. Avoid ambigious phrases such as, “Dead but on life support.”
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Our Univision series tells the story of a woman who quietly lived in a very violent relationship. Due to her undocumented status, she feared the authorities, she didn’t know where to find help, and mostly she was threaten to be deported if she said anything about her situation.

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A city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia.

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For Roze Johnson, who gave birth at Dominican Hospital in March, the letter saying her Dignity Health bill was sent to an collections agency was the last straw. Johnson is among thousands dealing with fallout from a Dignity Health billing error.

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Baltimore is no stranger to violence, but in recent weeks it hit proportions that stunned even a city often numb to regular shootings and stabbings. Violence puts pressure on hospital emergency rooms and paramedics. Many victims don’t die and will stress the entire health system for years to come.

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I have worked in Arizona for over 14 years, and I have witness many families torn apart by immigration status. The most vulnerable are the children; I have seen them crying, angry, and feeling abandoned.

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Many higher-priced properties offer smoke-free apartments, now, that amenity is available to some public housing residents.

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Chicago Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, has been chronicling the impact of violence on Chicago youth for six years.

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