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Reporting this story really opened my eyes to how important it is to collectively think about how we ought to care for seniors — and how little we actually do that.
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Only a small percentage of Americans who could benefit from the PrEP pill are using it, despite its effectiveness.
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"People talk to me about all sorts of health issues, even addiction and sexual assault. Elder abuse was different."
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“I just felt like my doctor didn’t hear me ... and I felt like she had blinders on,” one woman said.
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Safe injection facilities represent the highest ideal of harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, yet in the United States remain almost prohibitively controversial.
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Judith Lewis Mernit’s reporting on harm reduction in rural California was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Impact Fund.
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Syringe exchanges and overdose kits aren’t always reaching poor and rural Californians, but advocates of the harm reducation approach are trying to make that happen.
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The idea that moms who take the lives of their children deserve nothing less than a lifetime of incarceration ignores what we now know about maternal mental health, writes expert Diana Barnes.
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Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Los Angeles County and they’re hitting communities of color the hardest. It's a problem that goes way beyond risky individual behaviors.
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Orange County has the second highest number of opioid-related deaths in the state after Los Angeles, and the epidemic is hitting hardest among people in their golden years.

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