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Robert Joiner examines health-care disparities that persist in the St. Louis area, despite the fact that the region is blessed with some of the finest medical facilities in the world.

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Serious depression is a growing problem for multicultural seniors. But unlike older whites, ethnic people 50-plus are blocked from treatment by poverty, limited or no insurance, lack of programs geared for them—and the stigma of mental problems that permeates many cultures. New America media senior editor Paul Kleyman begins his occasional series on mental challenges for ethnic seniors with this article on treatable depression.

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Primary care may give way to specialization

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Part 2: Researchers trying to find why people with disease fail to act against it. 

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Part 1: Innovative ways are sought to get patients to follow their treatment 

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It sometimes seems like it takes a high-profile case like Terri Schiavo to get people to think about end-of-life issues – or editors to agree to stories on the topic.

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Ever since I’ve had a pain in the neck, I’ve been a pain in the neck.

My pain, which radiates down my neck, across my shoulders, and down my left arm, has been shadowing me for 15 years. Although it was not caused by trauma or accident, I can remember the night it started. I was bathing my 1-year old son. I reached for a red tug boat that he wanted, and a zing of pain shot through me. Now, my 16-year old son’s birthday reminds me of a different anniversary.

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