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Investigation

A Million-Dollar Marketing Juggernaut Pushes 3D Mammograms

Companies are aggressively touting 3D mammograms, although there’s no evidence they save lives.

For Boomers Reframing Aging, Age-Proofing A Home Won’t Come Cheap

More baby boomers look forward to aging in place — in their homes, rather than in a care facility. But the costs of retrofitting a house is likely prohibitive for many Americans.

For Generation Juul, Nicotine Addiction Happens Fast And Is Hard To Shake

One in 4 high school seniors report vaping in the previous month. Teens talk about how quickly vaping became ingrained in teen culture and how hard it is to quit vaping nicotine.

Postcard From Los Angeles

Los Angeles Vape District A Black-Market Gateway

A seedy section of downtown Los Angeles has become the go-to place for those who trade in wholesale — and sometimes counterfeit — vaping products. As more people fall ill with a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarette use, the manufacture and distribution of vaping products face increased scrutiny.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.

Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud At Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan

A lawsuit against Group Health surfaces as the White House promotes Medicare Advantage for seniors.

Postcard From Germany

In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ Means More Than A Wish For Good Health

Even with Germany’s generous universal coverage, sizable health disparities persist between Hamburg’s wealthier neighborhoods and its poorer ones. Two health centers are among those trying to close the gaps.

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When Masculinity Turns ‘Toxic’: A Gender Profile Of Mass Shootings

Men are far more likely than women to commit deadly mass shootings, both in California and across the nation. We break down the numbers — and ask experts why gender would have a role in indiscriminate violence.

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