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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.

Serious depression is a growing problem for multicultural seniors. But unlike older whites, ethnic people 50-plus are blocked from treatment by poverty, limited or no insurance, lack of programs geared for them—and the stigma of mental problems that permeates many cultures. New America media senior editor Paul Kleyman reports his series on mental challenges for ethnic seniors.

Latino families struggle to find support, services to help cope with illness.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel's Megha Satayanarayana reports on health care issues facing the Spanish-speaking communities of South Santa Cruz County.

Part One: Silver Smiles

Korean Americans are the least likely minority group to have health insurance. Bo Kim reports on why and how this is affecting the health care of Korean Americans.

Why is it important that people exercise in their senior years? Maureen Cavanaugh and Hank Crook discuss what kinds of exercises seniors should do, and the long-term health benefits that can be gained from staying physically fit as we age.

May Yee Chen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on how one hospital in Minnesota cut its C-section rate to 1 in 10 births by expanding the use of midwives.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel's Megha Satayanarayana reports on health care issues facing the Spanish-speaking communities of South Santa Cruz County.

Part One: Silver Smiles

Part Two: Alone with Autism, Latino families struggle with the mysterious illness

A child's lifestyle, diet and genetics all play a role in their health, but the biggest obstacle to a child receiving good nutrition is socioeconomic.

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