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Those of us who think that generic drugs are interchangeable with brand-name medications because the FDA requires them to be are in for an unpleasant surprise.
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The legislative fight in Ohio that tanked several health care bills is a dark sign of the much fiercer fight to come in Congress over surprise bills and patient protections.
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Even when the facts are presented and real people share their stories, some readers don’t believe it.
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A Cotati woman describes a fragmented system of mental health care that at times treated her with dignity while at others like a criminal or animal. A Santa Rosa mother decries a system of services that abandons all but the wealthy and very poor.
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For many unhoused people living on San Francisco streets, maintaining good physical health is fairly low on a long daily to-do list. Basic survival — finding water, food, and shelter — can occupy much of one’s day and energy.
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For nearly a year, the former competitors have gathered daily to share information on patients and staffing.
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Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
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Ultimately, I had no data for my data project. So, under the advice of data guru Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal, I created my own.
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Five practical takeaways from reporting on how communities are tackling persistent disparities in infant mortality, in the midst of newsroom downsizing and shifting beats.
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The recent news that Armstrong’s death in 2012 may have been due to complications from a medical procedure was big news for history buffs, space fans, and investigative reporters. Here's why.

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