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Head Start programs have a proven track record when it comes to boosting the health and outlook of low-income young children. But is it coming at an unacknowledged cost to those working for the program each day?

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How do leading academic health centers function in their communities? For my 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project, I will explore how leading, non-profit, academic health centers function in the community, not just in Pittsburgh, but nationally.

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Pennsylvania has seen an increasing number of refugees settling in the state. I will report on efforts to deal with health issues in this community, including the high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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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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Reporting on genetically modified organisms bills in your state? Here's some helpful tips for following the money trail of political donations.

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Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania are studying what is takes to get a good night's sleep in Philadelphia.

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Dr. Norman Guthkelch, the grandfather of shaken baby theory, is on a new campaign.

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Drilling for oil and gas using high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" may soon be a source of controversy in California. As a 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow, I'll examine what the potential health risks are and how state agencies plan to regulate the industry.

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It's been eleven years since the attack. We have healed. The World Trade Center is rebuilt.

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After several years on the health beat, I've learned that covering health more comprehensively means paying more attention to how people’s health is affected by where they live.

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