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Kidney surgery paid for through Covered California gave Kenrick Bascom (left) a new lease on life. Photo by Maria Martin.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
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A nurse checks on inmates as they receive dialysis treatment at West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino County. (Photo by
A reporter shares five key sources to help others exploring health care problems in California jails, and some critical caveats you should keep in mind before turning to them.
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INSIDER is hiring a full-time editor to focus on health, including a wide range of topics, from nutrition to rare diseases to sex and relationships.
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Even when stories get the facts right, they often fail to provide crucial context and caveats that would help audiences make sense of the news — or lack thereof.
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Rick O'Rourke sets a pile of debris aflame during a prescribed burn in the Ashland Watershed.
This story was produced as a project for the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism....
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George Felix, left, and Scott Smith spend their days under the shade of large trees at a public park in Redding.
When a major wildfire burns into an urban area, federal disaster officials are quick to offer financial help to people who lose their homes. But not everyone is eligible for aid after a wildfire.
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Ben Lingle aims a bowling ball in Redding, California. He and his family had to evacuate their home due to the Carr Fire last ye
Some people say they only had minutes to prepare before they had to flee their homes during the Carr Fire in Shasta County last year. Such short notice was extra challenging for seniors and people with disabilities.
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Laurie Young outside the Oakland Public Library in August 2019.
Stories of abuse or serious neglect in nursing homes make headlines, but patients and consumer advocates are trying to bring attention to overarching issues and push for a better system.
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Berenice Palmer in her room at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living.
Advocates warn that people who need nursing care may increasingly be sent far away from San Francisco in a developing shortage of affordable nursing home beds.
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Director of student services, Dena Kapsalis.
Dena Kapsalis, director of student services at Paradise Unified School District, was surprised at first by how many students chose to return after the Camp Fire destroyed the town.
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President Trump looks at a medical bill as he speaks during an event calling for legislation to end surprise medical billing at
Special interests have been lobbying hard and working the airwaves to convince consumers that any Congressional efforts to correct the surprise billing problem may actually harm patients.
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