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How a single sentence unlocked the story of missing care in jails

In California’s county jails, a reporter finds far more obstacles to getting data on health care than expected.
Venancio Martinez is completely blind from his right eye.

'I feel like a prisoner' says man who lost his sight due to diabetes

Francisco Castro wrote this story while participating in the USC Center for Health Journalism‘s California Fellowship.
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The Children of Central City

For the young boys on the New Orleans' Davis Park football team, it’s not a matter of if they’ve been exposed to violence — it’s how often.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Look here for health intern, writer & editor positions around the country

The Buffalo News seeks a reporter to cover how the health care industry is reshaping Western New York. See details of that and more in this week's round-up.
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Diabetes robs Latinos of prosperous lives

This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Southern California emergency room use has actually risen after the passage of Obamacare

ER visits grew an average of 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016.
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The story behind 'The Children of Central City'

How does exposure to violence affect innocent young bystanders? What lasting damage does it cause? The Times-Picayune debuts an ambitous new series.  
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Reporters reveal deep faults in Arizona’s swollen foster care system

Since the Great Recession, Arizona has cut programs that help poor families and spent more money on foster care and adoption services. The results have been tragic.

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