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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.

Pictured is Everest Hickey in less troubled days.
For many families struggling to navigate the maze of available mental-health treatment, the story of Everest Hickey highlights the desperate lengths to which they must go to get needed help.
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Critics were concerned that the merger would increase the clout of the providers in an already concentrated market and lead to higher health care costs.
Photo by Rural Connections
In recent years, hospitals that serve small rural communities across the nation have closed their doors at a disquieting rate, essentially one per month.
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The Bay Area air district is currently weighing a proposed cap on greenhouse gases and pollutants coming from the five Bay Area refineries. The cap would in effect freeze local refineries at their current levels of production.
Photographs by Johnathon Kelso
Maps of the modern plagues of health disparities — rural hospital closings, medical provider shortages, poor education outcomes, poverty and mortality — all glow along this Southern corridor.
Caleb Hacker at his former school
How Georgia’s system to teach children with disabilities is falling vastly short of its promise.
With his wife, Michelle. | Anna Clare Spelman
Once used almost solely to treat post traumatic stress in war veterans, EMDR has slowly become an effective therapy to treat a range of traumas, including those experienced by immigrants.
Keishan Ross sits through a hearing before Judge Michael Orlando on Feb.17, 2017, to determine where he will end up next.
The intellectually disabled teen has spent most of his adolescence bouncing between juvenile jail and a mental health program that cannot help him get better.
Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland — hemmed in by three roads, including Washington's Beltway.
Why nearness is a problem, what schools can do and how parents have led the way.

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