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Little has been done to boost the number of affordable rental units since Harvey struck.
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This story was published with the support of the USC Annenberg National Health Fellowship and the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being.  
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After learning about a Vietnam veteran who moved into his car after Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from the Texas Gulf Coast jumped in to help him clean up his home.
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One year later, residents fear those in power may forget the unincorporated town of Bloomington, Texas, where there isn’t a local government to fight for grant money or resources to rebuild.
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Inside the the Harris County Jail is an award-winning Mental Health Unit that functions as a full psychiatric hospital for up to 250 inmates. Outside the jail, Houstonians with mental illness often can’t find those kinds of services.

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As health care costs continue to rise, Paromita Pain explores other options - including preventative strategies and co-ops - for corporations and individuals.

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In the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers sought to mitigate the impact of 2011 budget cuts with the largest financial package for women’s health services in state history. Yet, women’s health advocates have raised concerns that the financing does not go far enough and about abortion restrictions.

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People who live in the country's industrial zones and experience its pollution already feel the effects of what a hotter planet will bring as carbon levels climb and air quality steadily worsens, resulting in higher rates of asthma, allergies, respiratory ills and even heart disease.

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In 2003, Texas decided only to treat three mental health diagnoses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Everyone else—and everyone who suffered from these but was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed—became ineligible for community-based health services.

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The site of the most significant childhood cancer cluster on national record can shed light on why epidemiology and other scientific inquiries into environmental health problems rarely secure regulatory change or care for those impacted.

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