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The first few months of a refugee’s life in the U.S. are filled with new experiences. And with doctor’s visits. That initial care is covered by eight months of medical assistance, but refugees may still have outstanding health issues and no way to pay for them.

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Trying to access health care without English language skills can often leave refugees lost in translation.

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Intentar tener acceso al sistema de atención a la salud sin conocimientos de inglés causa con frecuencia que los refugiados queden atrapados en las barreras lingüísticas.

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Tek Nepal's meals used to consist of lots of starches. But since a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis last year, they have changed.

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Two thirds of America’s population growth between 1995 and 2050 stems from immigration, one recent study found. The health of immigrants increasingly will define the health of America.

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Two thirds of America’s population growth between 1995 and 2050 stems from immigration, one recent study found. The health of immigrants increasingly will define the health of America.

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A Texas GOP plan to exclude 40 Planned Parenthood clinics from the state's Texas Woman’s Health Program has lead to fewer claims for birth control and wellness exams as well as lower overall enrollment numbers.

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The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to provide mental health services. That means the newly insured will have the option to seek care anywhere they want. This has thrust publicly run mental health clinics into a new landscape of competition.

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The closure of nine of 32 family planning clinics in the Rio Grande Valley — a result of the state Legislature's decision to cut family planning financing in 2011 — has compounded the struggles of low-income, Latina women trying to access reproductive health services.

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Persons living with HIV gathered in Uganda to discuss a number of issues, including antiretroviral drug adherence, influence of traditional practices, human rights and jobs.

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