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As part of the Center for Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.

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A Philadelphia classroom is filled with dangerous levels of lead and asbestos while the unresponsive school district is missing in action.
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One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
Venancio Martinez is completely blind from his right eye.
Francisco Castro wrote this story while participating in the USC Center for Health Journalism‘s California Fellowship.
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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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ER visits grew an average of 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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How does exposure to violence affect innocent young bystanders? What lasting damage does it cause? The Times-Picayune debuts an ambitous new series.  
JESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer
That latest result is more than 100 times higher than the level that health experts say is cause for alarm.
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Why would Disneyland be part of an effort to defeat a bill that requires reporting of blood-lead levels high enough to produce heart disease and serious brain disorders?
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California's program to help infants and toddlers with developmental delays isn't getting crucial services to kids on time. "It’s been a total nightmare," one parent said.

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