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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.

Marple: Add exercise to school day

To battle obesity, West Virginia Schools teachers are implementing 15 extra minutes of physical activity into each day.

The FITNESSGRAM is a yearly test of each child's physical fitness. Body mass index is measure of fat calculated from a person's weight and height.

Currently, more than 4,000 people of Asian descent are living with HIV/AIDS in California. But some healthcare workers say cultural values and pressures in the community often complicate dealing with the disease.

Experts have advised West Virginia to establish statewide diabetes management programs. Dannie Cunningham can testify that they work.

West Virginia occupies a top slot on almost every awful health ranking: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and others.

When school budgets are cut, what does it take to keep physical education afloat in one Northern California school district? Outsourcing to fitness organizations plus a small army of parent volunteers, educators and foundations.

Children at risk of chronic disease identified, but who follows up on care?

Every year, for 12 years, Lincoln County school nurse Pam Dice sat down and telephoned parents of kids who had what she calls "dangerous numbers."

Thousands of W.Va. children headed for diabetes

West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

Doctor Shortage Sarah Kliff

Journalist Sarah Kliff looks at the monumental task of bringing enough primary care doctors online by 2015 — a key factor in health reform's success.

One in four 11-year-olds faces high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity

Journalist Kate Long examines the pressing problem of obesity and its link to other chronic diseases in West Virginia.



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