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For the past six months Luanne Rife has been spending time in Virginia’s coalfields learning about why people living along Virginia’s western border are among the least healthy in the nation.
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The Lee County Hospital Authority in Virginia cut its losses with the Florida startup that it partnered with to open and run its hospital.
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A recent review of health news found that nurses were cited as sources in only 2 percent of stories. Why is that? Journalists offered a few common explanations.
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Over the decade from 2008 to 2017, as the opioid epidemic took hold, the number of drug-exposed infants born per year nearly tripled in California
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These are some questions and answers about what city, state, and school officials have accomplished in the wake of the Inquirer’s “Toxic City” investigation, and some shortfalls that remain.
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An inaccurate census would deprive vulnerable communities of vital public and private resources, writes civil rights advocate LaGloria Wheatfall.
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Recovery in rural areas and small towns like Tivoli, Bayside and Austwell is vastly different from cities like Houston, where public and private funding flooded the city as quickly as Harvey’s rains did.
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The term-limited Phil Bryant has been holding secret talks after an election that showed strong support for the Obamacare program in red states.
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There’s strong evidence that palliative care can improve the quality of life for terminal and chronically ill patients, while reducing emergency room visits and hospitalizations by as much as half.
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An estimated 755,000 people would lose benefits over the next three years if the rule change proposed by the USDA goes into effect.

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