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Featured stories in the latest issue

Meeting the demand for rural dentists in Washington

More patients in Washington will have access to dental care, thanks to a program that prepares dentists to practice in rural areas.


An easy-to-use tool helps kids with mobility issues to spend more time playing outdoors.

The history of marginalized people in ancient Rome opens new windows into how we view the past and present.