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March 16, 2018 | 0 comments
Poor people, people in isolated, rural areas and minorities are least likely to receive palliative care and counseling about end-of-life decisions. And one-third of U.S. hospitals don’t have a... more
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March 16, 2018 | 0 comments
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Los Angeles County and they’re hitting communities of color the hardest. It's a problem that goes way beyond risky individual behaviors.
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March 15, 2018 | 0 comments
Two of the country's leading researchers and a top reporter on gun violence in the U.S. discuss how to cover the epidemic of violence as an urgent and overlooked public health problem.
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March 15, 2018 | 0 comments
In rural Northern California counties, people tend to live miles from help. They may be too sick or poor to drive. If despair takes over and there’s a gun in the home, the thought of suicide can... more
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March 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Violent incidents were four times more common in health care workplaces compared to private industry overall, according to one report. What can be done to stem this violence?

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March 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Much direct-to-consumer drug advertising makes a mockery of the entire U.S. health care system by aggressively seeking people who are not sick to "treat" while millions who really are sick but for... more

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March 14, 2018 | 1 comments
Mendocino County has some of the highest rates of suicide and drug-related deaths in the state of California. Will a recently approved tax to fund mental health care in the county effectively address... more
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March 14, 2018 | 0 comments
There is nothing inherent about black skin that increases risks during pregnancy — except over-exposure to the real culprit, racism, which can harm a mother’s body in real, measurable ways.
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March 14, 2018 | 0 comments
In Tulare County, RV-like mobile units are trying to fill the need among Hispanic farm laborers for mental health care. But so far, the need far outstrips the supply of care.
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March 13, 2018 | 0 comments
The goal is to convince health care organizations, government agencies and community leaders to redirect health care dollars to create more affordable housing for Monterey County's vulnerable seniors.
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March 13, 2018 | 0 comments
Despite a tragic series of well-publicized suicides among current and recently graduated high school students in Santa Clara County, youth mental health care services remain sparse in the region.
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March 13, 2018 | 2 comments
Tremendous uncertainty exists over how a state-based single-payer system would work, but no matter how it's crafted, the costs would be steep.
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March 12, 2018 | 0 comments
Most Americans nearing death don’t have access to palliative services and good end-of-life care. But for underserved populations of African-Americans, Latinos and Asians, the gap is even wider.
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March 12, 2018 | 0 comments
The Clean Air Act’s impact has been greatest on those who live next to industry and highways, where toxic emissions are highest. Such “fence-line communities” typically harbor poorer people and... more
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March 09, 2018 | 3 comments
The critical importance of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life is now recognized in feeding guidelines around the world. Why hasn't the U.S. gotten the memo?



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