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“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation of California. “It’s when that child becomes an adult — that’s when they fall into a black hole.”
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We're asking distinguished reporters to highlight an issue or story that is either being missed entirely or underreported by the media.
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It was a vexing data riddle: Were opioids leading seniors to commit suicide? Or did they have major health problems that led them to take their lives?
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Syringe exchanges and overdose kits aren’t always reaching poor and rural Californians, but advocates of the harm reducation approach are trying to make that happen.
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In states such as New Mexico, many kids are put into treatment foster care who should never be there. The programs, run by private companies, vary widely in quality and safety from state to state.
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Traumatized children often have difficulties with anger management, impulse control and the processing and retention of information.
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Parental drug use is now responsible for one-third of the children in foster care. A reporting team will explore what happens to babies and parents caught in addiction's grip.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments
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How a Central City couple plans to save their neighborhood — one football team at a time.

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