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High blood pressure kills more people every year than smoking, obesity, and alcohol. And, according to a new study by CDC researchers, it’s getting worse. The study relied on an essential source of public health information all reporters should know about.

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Recently released data from the CDC shows children on Medicaid are going to the ER at rates higher than uninsured kids or those on private insurance, and often for reasons having little to do with medical emergencies. And that can mean higher costs for the public health system.

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As 18- to 25-year-olds try to find their footing, they face the least access to health care, have the highest uninsured rate, and struggle with greater behavioral and non-behavioral health risks than either adolescents aged 12-17 or young adults aged 26-34.

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This piece discusses the efforts that certain nursing homes are making to meet the needs of senior Latinos, who tend rarely to live in these facilities.

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There’s hardly a health story out there that cannot benefit from some good data – from estimates of the number of elderly Americans to hospital quality ratings for your community.

This article will help you find useful databases and offer guidance on how to use them accurately. The first pa

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Obesity is visible — walk down the street and you bump into it. Diabetes, on the other hand, is silent and tragic. Here are tips for reporting on the links between them.

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