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At aging Philadelphia schools, asbestos is a lurking health threat to children and staff. Tests find alarming levels, even after repair work is done.
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Gentrification threatens the health of black residents in Washington D.C. “This dynamic can have a profound effect on mental health and the civic engagement [of city residents]," one Georgetown professor said.
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Before, LA's community clinics had to have a face-to-face visit to get paid for caring for some of the county's poorest, sickest residents. A new model gives clinics a monthly amount per patient, allowing for better care, leaders say.
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Rebuilding is expensive and draining for anyone caught in the path of a major storm. That's why such events tend to make existing disparities even worse.
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The first 1,000 days of nutrition can set a child’s course for life or perpetuate a cycle of poverty.
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A FiveThirtyEight reporter on how she tackled an ambitious series on a huge, overlooked health crisis.
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A reporter set out to do a set of stories on the difficulties Merced County residents already faced in accessing care. Then, eight health clinics serving Medicaid patients in the county closed.
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The closure was a big blow for Warren County, an area of the state considered a primary care desert, where doctors are few and patients are often forced to go without health care.
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Community clinics in Los Angeles know they have to find new ways to get at the social factors that ultimately shape health if they're going to make a real difference in their patients' lives.
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Chronic illnesses, particularly diabetes, are a longstanding public health concern in many tribal communities in the Southwest. Sarah Gustavus and Antonia Gonzales examine how some individuals have overcome those challenges and are now sharing information and resources.

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