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We already knew about air pollution's link to asthma, heart disease, lung cancer, and shorter lives. But few of us have given much thought to its effect on the brain. Research in one of the most polluted places -- Mexico City -- sheds light on what might be happening in Inland Southern California.

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The Affordable Care Act establishes national standards for health insurance benefits. Should the standards be different for children than for adults? Here are the lessons that 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow Elaine Korry learned during her reporting for The California Report.

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Journalist Elaine Korry embarks on a new reporting project: how will states and insurers decide who gets what health benefits - and for what cost - under the Affordable Care Act?

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Children in suburban Riverside and San Bernardino counties breathe what is arguably the worst air in America. Diesel soot and other harmful particles and lung-searing ozone build up in the region, not only from local sources but from polluters in coastal areas.

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There are still a few days left to apply for this year's National Health Journalism Fellowship, Hunt Fund Grant and Packard Foundation Grant, and check out our health media job listings!

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This week, check out a handful of print openings at publications of various health disciplines. Also, keep an eye on upcoming deadlines for our 2012 fellowships and grants — these opportunities are not to be missed.

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Deadlines are fast approaching for this year's National Health Journalism Fellowship, Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism Grant and the inaugural Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism Fund Grant. Don't miss out on these opportunities.

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Applicants for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism Fund should complete the application for our National Health Journalism Fellowship. If selected, they will also participate in that program. Applicants for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism

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In this webinar, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a terrifying new reality for domestic violence victims, how organizations and authorities are trying to innovate in response, and how reporters can cover the story in their community. Sign-up here!

The 2020 National Fellowship is going online!Got a great idea for a reporting project on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable families or health disparities?  We'll help fund it, and provide you with five days of virtual training in July, plus six months of mentoring. Click here for more information.

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