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A reporter set out to discover why trauma rates were so high in the community of Paradise, Calif. Then the deadliest wildfire in state history destroyed the town.
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A deadly and growing threat to nursing home patients remains overlooked: extreme heat.
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I was woken by the phone: One of my fellow ER physicians in Paradise rang me at 8:23 a.m. to tell me Feather River Hospital was being evacuated due to a fire.
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Reporter Laura Klivans visited Paradise this summer for her reporting on childhood trauma. All the places she visited have now burned down. She takes a moment to look back.
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Photos from Paradise, California, before and after the most devastating fire in the state's history largely destroyed the town.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship....

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