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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nuala Sawyer, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Lost, Stolen, Sold: S.F. Violates Homeless Property Policy S.F. Sees New Success in Treating Homeless People with Hep C Keeping the Homeless
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In a small clinic in Fresno, California, a gynecologist says the use of marijuana among his patients is not new. More than half of the pregnant women who come to his clinic consume marijuana. “At least, three out of 10 of those patients are Hispanic.
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"You can’t just waltz into a community of people who are marginalized and under threat, stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions," writes reporter Judith Mernit, a 2018 Impact Fund recipient.
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Binghui Huang wrote this series as a project of the National Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.
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For the past six months Luanne Rife has been spending time in Virginia’s coalfields learning about why people living along Virginia’s western border are among the least healthy in the nation.
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Parents can feel hopeless when they enter the child welfare system. And things get complicated when California steps in to play parent.
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Over the decade from 2008 to 2017, as the opioid epidemic took hold, the number of drug-exposed infants born per year nearly tripled in California
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When the "crack baby epidemic" of the 1980s and '90s was raging, many experts offered stark, long-term forecasts. While those were overblown, there still is cause for concern. This series was produced with the support of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund.
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“I just felt like my doctor didn’t hear me ... and I felt like she had blinders on,” one woman said.

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