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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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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.  
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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.
Jill Replogle / KPCC
Momentum is building to get emergency departments to play a bigger role in stemming the epidemic.
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From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
Linda Tisbo, a member of the Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective, cleans out her pipe on April 11, 2018.
Some seniors there now say they are looking for ways to take as few prescription drugs as possible. And many are turning to cannabis as an alternative.
Jill Replogle
"We are overreacting to the need to lower opioid prescribing by punishing patients," says Dr. Kelly Pfeifer.
Michelle Faust / KPCC
In Los Angeles County, the rate of deadly overdoses is much lower than the national rate. Why?

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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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