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A sampling of snacks offered at various after school programs throughout Los Angeles.
Cheetos. Oreos. Capri Sun. That's just a sampling of the items that can be found on the menu every day at city-operated rec centers in Los Angeles, despite a high prevalence of childhood obesity in the county and a nutrition policy that the city adopted in 2005.
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Jessica Seaman
Talking about our personal experiences with mental illness can be difficult, even when it’s just among family and friends. But without these stories, how can we begin to understand an issue that is affecting every community across our state?
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at press conference in September, where Democrats introduced their plan to lower prescriptio
There's an urgent need for better media stories that sort through the proposals and give basic descriptions of what the major plans to lower prices would do.
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Assemblymember Ash Kalra
How an agency charged with protecting public health gave talking points to the lead-battery industry.
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A kidney is prepared for a transplant recipient.
Nearly one out of every five kidneys donated in the United States ends up in the trash. At the same time, approximately 5,000 people die every year while waiting for a kidney.
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Map of Mississippi's 14 regional Community Mental Health Centers

Mississippi's convoluted mental health care system is hurting people with mental illness and those who care for them.

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(Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
Hospitals should be able to tout their accomplishments, but doing it through sponsored news articles in The Boston Globe seems sneaky.
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Stockton has an average of three domestic violence-related homicides each year, according to the police.
More than half of female homicides in the U.S. are linked to intimate partner violence. And one out of 10 victims experienced some form of violence in the month before their death, which suggests there were opportunities for intervention.
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For Trisha Aguilar, the verbal abuse started before she and her husband celebrated their first anniversary and escalated.
He had called her stupid and dumb. And she made herself believe the belittling and degrading were tolerable — it would pass. Little did she know it would get worse.
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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,” re
“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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