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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Expanding access to mental health care is not a prescription for preventing mass shootings, say two psychiatrists. Only confronting the easy availability of guns can achieve that.
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Two reporters share their tips and insights from reporting on health issues in Indian Country.
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A proposal from a pair of Southern California lawmakers to establish a single-payer model went nowhere this year. But the political climate in deep-blue California is changing, with some high-profile California politicians now backing the effort.
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A new California law has allowed pharmacists to play a more integral role in managing patients alongside other providers — which could be good news for patients struggling to access doctors. But one major obstacle still stands in the way.
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Access to medical care in all of America’s inner cities is a pressing need, particularly in light of possible drastic changes to Medicare and Medicaid.
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While access to insurance coverage remains a national debate, in the San Joaquin Valley, getting to see a doctor isn’t always easy, even for people who have coverage.
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The U.S. needs to seriously examine what the national health systems of peer countries like France, Germany, and the U.K. do best and make those ideas work here.
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“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of the city's rising number of displaced residents.

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