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Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent crime. Worse, the conditions they face in detention are abysmal.
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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a lifetime.
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Up to a third of people in Navajo Nation today lack heating, plumbing, or fully equipped kitchens. Indoor toilets are a luxury. Roads are terrible. How have these people been forgotten for so long?
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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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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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From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption.
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The expansion of Medicaid has been key to getting more homeless people permanently housed in Los Angeles and beyond.
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Momentum is building to get emergency departments to play a bigger role in stemming the epidemic.
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Physician burnout is an intense, personal response to systemic problems bedeviling health care. The solution lies in restoring meaning and human connections to medicine.
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Over the course of a week in March, Los Angeles stand-up comic and life coach Kate Romero opened up to KPCC about the pain she feels from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia.

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