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Madison Park

Digital journalist

San Francisco

Madison Park

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Crisis Text Line takes suicide prevention into the age of texting

Rayne is deaf and didn’t grow up with sign language. When she had suicidal thoughts, she couldn’t communicate or sign with a trained professional or a therapist. Nor could she pick up a phone to call a crisis hotline. She eventually found help online by learning about cognitive behavioral therapy, but not before she had come dangerously close to taking her own life.
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Here's how many would be uninsured in each health care scenario

The latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare came to an abrupt halt.
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This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.
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How bad is measles around the world?

Measles has hit camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria, who've had to flee from Boko Haram, and Disneyland in California.
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3 stages of Alzheimer's disease introduced

Alzheimer's disease begins long before family and friends notice differences in the patient's memory and behavior.
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Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccine

The Lancet retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the MMR vaccine to autism.
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Severely short Ecuadorians resistant to diabetes, cancer, study says

For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others. These patients had a genetic mutation that would not allow them to grow more than 4 feet tall -- their heights would be fixed to that of a 7-year-old for life.
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Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

The worst outbreak of Ebola may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.
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US officials keep watchful eye on yellow fever outbreak in Brazil

A yellow fever outbreak in rural Brazil is raising concerns that the disease could spread across borders to the US, like Zika.
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When Alzheimer's turns violent

Sam Cohen, 80, points to photos of his kids and talks about how his son wanted to become an actor.
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Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor ate Twinkies.
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Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are

Transgender children say they felt uncomfortable with their assigned gender as early as they could remember.
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About

Madison Park

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Skills

  • social media
  • online journalism
  • reporting
  • writing
  • editing
  • multimedia producing
  • board games