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As part of the Center for Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.

Experts have advised West Virginia to establish statewide diabetes management programs. Dannie Cunningham can testify that they work.

One in four 11-year-olds faces high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity

Journalist Kate Long examines the pressing problem of obesity and its link to other chronic diseases in West Virginia.

Thousands of W.Va. children headed for diabetes

West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

Children at risk of chronic disease identified, but who follows up on care?

Every year, for 12 years, Lincoln County school nurse Pam Dice sat down and telephoned parents of kids who had what she calls "dangerous numbers."

When school budgets are cut, what does it take to keep physical education afloat in one Northern California school district? Outsourcing to fitness organizations plus a small army of parent volunteers, educators and foundations.

Doctor Shortage Sarah Kliff

Journalist Sarah Kliff looks at the monumental task of bringing enough primary care doctors online by 2015 — a key factor in health reform's success.

Radio journalist Farida Jhabvala examines how one facet of health reform might help uninsured families in Fresno, California's poorest county - but political leaders there don't want to participate.

D.C. lags behind other communities when it comes to outdoor exercise equipment

When 24-year-old Victoria Church moved back to D.C. after spending 10 months in China teaching English, she realized something was missing. How important is outdoor exercise equipment in helping people keep fit?

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

Health breakthroughs: Even with more treatment options, some black men still don't have access.

Medical breakthroughs in curing sickle-cell anemia and treating prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS may dramatically improve life for millions of patients, but significant barriers keep many African Americans from receiving this new, high-quality care.



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