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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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Insurers consolidate, the HPV vaccine is working, new evidence on groundwater contamination from fracking and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why do we have to talk about hair loss in terms of “treatment”? Everyday life is not a medical condition.

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If you are fluent in Spanish, check out today's featured opportunity to write about children’s health. Also available, opportunities in print, radio, English and public affairs.

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Each week I post a story from around the state of Pennsylvania to see how the new healthcare law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will impact them. Check out this week's story about Linda, "The Healthcare Serf".

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There was a time when menopausal hormone therapy was seen as a near-panacea for the ills of the aging woman. That was before Marcia Stefanick and her Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) colleagues put the theory to the test and upended the medical world.

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Republicans and their allies are dusting off an old $500 billion deception about Medicare, trying once more to scare seniors into voting their way. How some media are catching on — and supplying much-needed context.

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Health reform votes knock out incumbents, fewer kids with obesity, more on-the-job fatalities, an epidemic of stillbirths in Iraq and more from our Daily Briefing.

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This is the first time Holly Dolan is writing about health for general readers -- and while she does not know where it will lead, the learning experience and new connections in her community keep her going.

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Has autism always been with us at the numbers we see today, or is there actually more of it? It’s a complicated question, but the organization Autism Speaks is confusing the issue.

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