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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
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“Without flavors like mango or mint, I think most teens would lose interest in vaping and not continue after an initial try," one researcher said.
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Researchers offer reporters some tips for avoiding common pitfalls when talking about the effect of socioeconomic status on health.
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It’s a story of official missteps, misinformation and confusion — and public anxiety about teen sex.
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The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.
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Obesity is a major problem in Merced County, especially for children. So why is the local school district’s menu full of unhealthy items such as hot dogs and breakfast pizza?
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"I am often asked why public health should care about the role of the court and who sits on it. The answer is simple: Court rulings can support or overturn policies that dramatically affect the public’s health."
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An investigation finds that at least 80 companies continue to have workers in California who are lead-poisoned at levels high enough to cause birth defects, tremors and a variety of brain disorders.
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Thanks to climate change, the health hazard posed by extreme heat is growing. And practical solutions aren't meeting the challenge so far.

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