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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.

Melody Taylor Stark poses for a photo after visiting her husband, Dr. William Stark, who was a resident of Huntington Drive Heal
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of nursing home residents said they did not leave their rooms to socialize.
Child standing between Grandparents
— Pandemic adds new challenge for aging caregivers
The sign that used to mark the entrance to Grand View Apartments, where hundreds of renters lived with poor conditions for years
The second story in The Tribune’s “Substandard of Living” series examining the experiences of low-income renters living in poorly maintained housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Dr. Paul Thomas has a YouTube channel and a bestselling book on Amazon. He's a leading figure opposing Oregon's effort to requir
Dr. Thomas’ “continued practice of medicine would pose an immediate danger to the public and to his patients," the Oregon Medical Board said.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco speaks at a press conference in January in Dade City.
The organizations are considering legal action or advocacy campaigns in response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation.
Certified nurse midwife Annie Leone talks with her patient, Melissa Woodfin. Prenatal care visits with the midwives at Holy Fami
Much of rural Texas is a maternity care desert with few doctors to deliver babies. In some other states, licensed midwives fill in to handle uncomplicated births. But roadblocks limit their practice here.
Jerry Lara/Staff photographer
Two Texas hospitals performed episiotomies at rates four to six times the recommended level last year. But women giving birth should know: You have the final say.
Abigail Martinez holds her firstborn, Natalia Zamora. Despite an uneventful pregnancy, Martinez had a C-section in December 2019
Whether a woman delivers by cesarean has less to do with her health than the hospital she goes to. Case in point: Doctors Hospital of Laredo, where rates of surgical intervention during childbirth are way above the norm. Experts say something isn’t right.
Nicole Canedo consulta la página de su Cuenta de Reembolso Médico (MRA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitida por la ciudad
This story was produced by Ida Mojadad, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship, who is investigating the efficacy of the health access program Healthy SF in San Francisco. Her other stories include: Workers may get cash payout from medical reimbursement accounts Millions left sitting in medi

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