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Medicare reporting, once a staple of health care journalism, has largely disappeared from health and political beats. Seniors are paying the price.
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When it comes to public health and environmental justice, we have yet to understand what causes a disproportionate number of asthma diagnoses and severe symptoms among Memphis children.
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A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
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Once known for their tolerance and to a degree an accepted and somewhat congenial but fragile coexistence with their unhoused brothers and sisters, Mar Vista, Venice and even Santa Monica have become increasingly less patient with homelessness.
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Darryl Lester was at his mom’s place in Tacoma, Washington, when a letter he’d been waiting for arrived in the mail. At 40, he was destitute, in pain and out of work.
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How an agency charged with protecting public health gave talking points to the lead-battery industry.
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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," one researcher said.
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The California Department of Parks and Recreation could face sanctions or forced closures at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, after the state agency failed to follow scientists’ recommendations to reduce dust emissions from the popular park.
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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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Special interests have been lobbying hard and working the airwaves to convince consumers that any Congressional efforts to correct the surprise billing problem may actually harm patients.

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