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PART ONE: Environmental groups seek to overturn controversial emissions permit

PART ONE: Environmental groups seek to overturn controversial emissions permit

In May, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a controversial emissions permit to Severstal, a steel company located in the southern end of Dearborn, where sulfur dioxide levels have exceeded state and federal standards.
By Natasha Dado | 12/17/2014
Six ways drug company conflicts of interest are buried

Six ways drug company conflicts of interest are buried

There is good news and bad news when it comes to conflicts of interest (COI) between the drug industry and clinical medicine.
By Martha Rosenberg | 12/17/2014
Mobile health faces a bumpy road in rural California

Mobile health faces a bumpy road in rural California

Citing successes using cellphones to monitor health in remote corners of Africa and Asia, where mobile networks can be easier to come by than landlines, many people hope mobile technology can bolster the health of rural Americans. But challenges abound.
By Eryn Brown | 12/16/2014
We have to know it to heal it: Defining and dealing with historical trauma

We have to know it to heal it: Defining and dealing with historical trauma

At the Sister School on the Bad River reservation in Wisconsin, life was harsh and often brutal. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know about the trauma my relatives endured there; although they aren’t my direct experiences, their stories have always been with me.
By Mary Pember | 12/16/2014
Health providers target Detroit's child asthma woes

Health providers target Detroit's child asthma woes

A Detroit News analysis of Michigan Department of Community Health data found an average of five children die annually of asthma in the city, including nine in 2006 and eight in 2007. But promising projects are underway to combat childhood asthma in Detroit, such as home visits by asthma educators.
By Karen Bouffard | 12/15/2014

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