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In 2017, Mendocino County voters voted for a special sales tax to improve mental health services. Is it making a difference yet?
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The Neighborhood Atlas gives journalists an intriguing new tool to visualize how social advantages vary across cities and regions.
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Mike Hixenbaugh shares how he and Charlie Ornstein exposed the unusually high rate of deaths and complications at one of the country’s best known heart transplant programs.
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Children living in low-opportunity neighborhoods were four times more likely to visit acute care in a year compared with those in the highest-opportunity hoods, a recent study found.
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Social advantages are tied more sleep and better quality sleep, says Lauren Hale, who has found differences in sleep patterns among disadvantaged kids as young as 3.
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Susana Castro’s arms are deformed, bruised and mangled. At 67-year-old native of Mexico City has suffered from diabetes since she was 40. She now requires three hours of dialysis treatment every third day, or else she will die.
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Stories of undiagnosed PTSD among Hmong and Vietnamese American refugees are common in some California communities. What can their experiences tell us about future health impacts facing incoming Syrian refugees?
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Within California, there is an incredible variation in childhood adversity scores, from lows in San Francisco County to highs in Butte County.
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Mendocino County has some of the highest rates of suicide and drug-related deaths in the state of California. Will a recently approved tax to fund mental health care in the county effectively address the problem?
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This reporting is supported by the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship. Other stories in the series include: Dear Cleveland: To learn, you first have to listen

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