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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.

Karen Johnson, who had been a resident of Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont, died of COVID-19 on April 19, making her the
On April 11, Dena Garcia was told that her mother was running a fever. Three days later, she was sent to the ER, where she was unresponsive.
Viet-CARE members and other participants at the third annual Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Empowerment Conference gathe
The need for mental health services in the Vietnamese community is high, but there’s a strong stigma attached to mental health in the community, and members aren’t always able to access the type of services they need.
Hrag Bekerian, administrator of Gem Transitional Care Center, poses at the Pasadena center on Friday, August 7, 2020. The nursin
One facility was hit hard – 50-plus COVID cases and more than a dozen deaths. Another endured only 3 cases and just one patient died. Many factors likely figure in the difference.
 Caleb La Chance, 18, sits on the steps of the RV he lives in for a portrait on Tuesd
In Utah, a lucrative for-profit industry thrives with minimal regulation from state officials.
When touching the twins, Colton and Alysia apply steady pressure so they don’t overwhelm the infants with the sensation.
Pregnant women afflicted with COVID-19 face potentially terrifying ordeals, especially when the pregnancy is already high-risk.
Ed Harbur, Dave Gonzalez and Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez with the Gonzalez’s mother, Evangelina. Evangelina became infected with COVI
Many factors can contribute to how severely the virus strikes a home, including its location and size. But having enough staff is vital, especially during a pandemic, experts say. New research backs that up.
Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
Cindy Sicheang Phou of the Cambodian Family Community Center leads a breast health education workshop, funded by Susan G. Komen,
In the U.S., Cambodians and Vietnamese continue to struggle with access to culturally sensitive health care.
Ritu Marwah
Tucked into truck stops with names like Jay Bros and Antelope Truck Stop Pronghorn, the ubiquitous dhaba serves the needs of the increasing numbers of Punjabi truckers across the U.S.
A Florida sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.



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