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A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
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A Philadelphia classroom is filled with dangerous levels of lead and asbestos while the unresponsive school district is missing in action.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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Black women have twice the risk of developing breast cancer as white women, and three times the mortality rate. They also have far less access to screening.
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Across the country, in big cities and small towns, kids attend schools so close to busy roads that traffic exhaust poses a health risk.
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In California’s Central Valley and rural north, more than a dozen hospitals have closed since the early 2000s. The closures often limit care options and inflict economic misery — some communities never recover.
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According to a survey conducted in early 2016 by ACH360, a nonprofit organization promoting health for rural communities in Ngora, Uganda, traditional beliefs associated with cancer in women are the reason why many do not seek early diagnosis and treatment.

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"The good news is that you do not have a cyst on your kidneys; the bad news is that the mass is on your pancreas." She referred me back to a doctor who had just performed my colonoscopy who is a gastroenterologist.The diagnosis was a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas.

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When reporting on risk factors that shape health, it's not uncommon for critics to suggest you've confused causation with correlation. Here are three steps you can take to ensure your reporting can weather such storms of doubt.

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Citing recent research, our Slow Medicine bloggers write that "we are still exposing far too many patients to an intensity of care at the end of life that leaves their family members with additional grief and regret."

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