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A sign is posted on the Paradise Skilled Nursing Center as it is consumed by flames from the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. (Jus

Sweltering in nursing home, 95-year-old succumbs to heat, as climate endangers most vulnerable

A deadly and growing threat to nursing home patients remains overlooked: extreme heat.
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The Cost of Juvenile Trauma

This series was produced as part of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism  Fellowship with a grant from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being.
 Medical assistant Deisy Hernandez discusses an upcoming appointment with patient Caya Mendoza, 62, inside Clinica Romero in Boy

L.A. clinic says immigrants scared to get care after ‘public charge’ controversy

In LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood, a safety net clinic says patients have come to distrust health care in the wake of President Trump's aggressive moves on illegal immigration.
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In California’s Central Valley, lack of mental health training for police leads to fatal encounter

In the final moments of Jontell Reedom's life, viewers see him jogging away from the officers. Moments later, officers would fire eight rounds into him, killing him.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: WBUR, The Dallas Morning News and Men's Health

WBUR is seeking a multimedia journalist to join their CommonHealth unit - a multi-platform effort to report on health, medicine and life sciences.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, in an area called Mexicali, pollution is killing people.

'Poisoned City' series investigates how pollution harms border communities

For years, the New River has been plagued by toxic pollutants and raw sewage spills. In 2016, two Desert Sun journalists set out to discover why.
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Hospitals rethink ERs ahead of growing wave of senior frequent fliers

As the country faces a deluge of older patients, emergency departments nationwide are seeking ways to improve senior care.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join a global news network

The Associated Press seeks an enterprising reporter with a proven track record of developing sources and breaking stories to cover science, based in New York.


The deadline is Friday, December 14, to apply for the 2019 California Fellowship, which provides $1,000 reporting grants and six months of expert mentoring to 20 journalists, plus community engagement grants of up to $2,000, plus specialized mentoring, to five.  


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