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As part of the Center for Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.

Convincing pharmaceutical companies to accept return of unused drugs is among initiatives agencies are pursuing

Because of San Francisco’s pharmaceutical dropoff pilot program, residents can now dispose of their medicines — for free — at 16 pharmacies and five police stations in the city. 

Psychologist says school is committed to leading community dialogue on challenges, solutions

Addressing an issue as complex as prescription drug abuse among elderly adults starts with educating the public.

School's clinical psychology programs provide training, resources — and thousands of hours of volunteer time

Antioch University Santa Barbara has long been committed to understanding addiction and developing methods to effectively treat it. Three programs prove the point.

How U.S. News could hail Parkland in midst of its woes

So how can a hospital be judged so deficient by federal inspectors, yet rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report?

It's all in the methodology.

 

To identify rates of potentially preventable medical harm, The Dallas Morning News  analyzed nearly 9 million patient-level records from hospitals across Texas.

Consumers encouraged to get rid of their medications at Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department drop-off boxes

What do you do if you want to properly dispose of expired or unused prescription medications? It’s not the easiest thing to do here.

Counselor says rising anxiety levels, emergence of prescription medications add to risks students face

With an increase in anxiety and stress, counselor Lacey Johnson said she has seen a rise in the use and mixture of powerful and dangerous substances among some students at UCSB.

Have expensive efforts to create a healthy, walkable and bikeable community in the northern California community of Natomas been successful? Natomas Buzz investigates.

Get prepared so you'll know what to look for, how to ask questions and where to properly dispose of the drugs

In Santa Barbara County, there were 111 drug- and alcohol-related deaths in 2009, the most recent year of complete data, and county Coroner’s Office records show the presence of prescription medications in many of those cases.

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