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Adianet Galván died after botched cosmetic surgery in Florida.

Reporters find Florida’s lax regulations too often make cosmetic surgery a death sentence

"As fellow news junkies, we talked about the increasing number of cases we reported on a daily basis about women dying from cosmetic surgeries in Florida, and people who were arrested for not being actual doctors."
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Apply to these fellowships before it's too late

The Center for Media Innovation is accepting applications for the Doris O’Donnell Innovations in Investigative Reporting Fellowship, designed to provide journalists with the resources to tell groundbreaking stories in creative ways.
Daryl Ruby, left, Juan Sevilla, center, and Bertha Gonzalez, right. Ruby and Gonzalez work to extract a decayed tooth on Sevilla

Often lost in health care debate, lack of dental insurance impacts millions

While efforts to expand dental insurance rarely receive the same level of attention in the state as battles over universal medical care, the health implications are significant, experts say.
Members of the California Poor People’s Campaign march in Fresno on Monday, April 8, 2019, to raise awareness on poverty.

Redefining Who Is In Poverty Could Bump Thousands From Medi-Cal

The federal government plans to change how poverty is measured, which could bump low-income California families from health care and social welfare programs.
Homeless residents chat beside their tents on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.

South LA Homelessness, Elder Abuse Kills

We tour South L.A.'s Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System with L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Plus, elder abuse is more common than you might think. And, the latest news out of Hollywood.
Reports of all types of elder abuse are on the rise in California. Financial abuse is the most common.

People are ripping off LA seniors at alarming rates — and it's making them sick

This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Michelle Faust Raghavan, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: LA County Is Reporting More Elder Abuse Than Ever Before South LA Homelessness, Elder Abuse Kills, O
A forklift operator moves a pallet of goods at a warehouse, prepping for delivery. Photog: Ted Warren/AP

Inland Empire’s booming warehouse industry brings jobs – not health care coverage

Low-wage jobs in Inland Empire’s warehouse industry leave many workers uninsured
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Suicides in teen boys spike: ‘We’re seeing something new among males’

The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.

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