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In a recent column in the New York Times, The Ethicist (Kwame Anthony Appiah) trips over his carefully-worded disclaimer and ventures into the realm of psychiatric diagnosis. Then, he fails to advise the writer to intervene to prevent their relative from committing suicide.

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Half of California’s 10 counties with the highest teenage birth rates are in the Central Valley, despite statewide record lows in teen births. Even so, the Valley lacks programs that help boys understand the responsibilities of sex and parenthood.
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In the gray market for human body parts, companies and body brokers keep adapting to a changing industry. Here are some key takeaways from a recent Reuters series for reporters seeking to cover the ghoulish business.
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While the drug’s $94,500 cost puts it out of reach of the uninsured patients who use the Florida clinic, the drug’s maker provides it for free to qualified, low-income patients.
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UC Irvine recently announced a $200 million gift to establish a new college of integrative medicine. The press coverage revealed a long-running bias from the media toward alternative therapies, one supporter argues.
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As the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period gets underway, there's a great deal of confusion about it, and funds have been slashed for advertising and navigators, which help people figure out which plan to select.
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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This story is part of a series on Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack survivors’ recovery and California’s workers’ compensation system. The project was undertaken for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Yahoo Lifestyle is seeking a writer with a knack for identifying trending stories with a particular interest in health and wellness.
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This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. It's the third in a series of stories exploring how the Trump administration's immigration policies are affecting the physical, mental and emotional

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