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in 2017, the rate of suicide attempts for Hispanic teens in Texas was 11.4 percent, compared with 8.2 percent nationally, according to data from the CDC.
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Across the country, politicians, reform advocates and the bail industry are waiting to see what happens next.
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Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....
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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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“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health policy reporter Stephanie Armour.
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“This is just such a powerful but elegantly simple intervention,” said the lead researcher behind a recent study that used parent mentors to enroll families in Medicaid and CHIP coverage.
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It's a disturbing trend: Across Texas, the number of women awaiting trial in county jails has jumped by 48 percent since 2011. At the peak this year in August, more than 6,300 women were jailed before trial, up from under 4,000 in 2011.
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As women go to jail at staggering rates, Dallas Morning News reporter Cary Aspinwall tapped into her outrage to tell the story of how their children get overlooked.
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These days, hundreds of Texas pediatric dentists spend their days counseling parents about the importance of taking care of their young children’s teeth. Can Florida's troubled Medicaid dental program emulate Texas' success?

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In the southern U.S., tropical diseases such as Chagas disease, toxocariasis, leishmaniasis can cause debilitating illness, disfigurement and even death. Dr. Seema Yasmin shares how she took on the topic.

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