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Zuher Belal put a black pencil on the rectangular piece of paper stretched out on a table. The 21-year-old native of Syria drew a Muslim man with arms outstretched in prayer. Then, he drew an airplane dropping a bomb.
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Reporter Erika Beras discusses her series on the health of refugees and the linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers to health.

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Reporter Erika Beras discusses her series on the health of refugees and the linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers to health.

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Los primeros meses en la vida de un refugiado en EE. UU. están cargados de nuevas experiencias. Y también de visitas al médico. Toda la atención inicial está cubierta por los servicios de asistencia médica. Pero cuando finaliza esa cobertura, los refugiados pueden seguir teniendo problemas de salud.

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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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When I tackled the topic of loneliness as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project, I honestly didn't think it would be hard to find people who were lonely so that I could write about the issue. I was right and wrong.

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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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