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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.

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.

Southern Arizona children are suffering from adult afflictions — and doctors blame it on a troubling surge in childhood obesity.

In Arizona 31 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese, experts say.

Lifestyle, diet and genetics play a role, but the biggest common denominator among them is socioeconomic.

The Portland Tribune's Peter Korn takes a look at why some Oregon residents are turning to naturopathic doctors for their primary care.

Dr. Manoj Jain takes a look at the patient doctor surveys that were conducted in Memphis and gives a doctor's point of view on choosing a primary care physician.

Southern Arizona children are suffering from adult afflictions — and doctors blame it on a troubling surge in childhood obesity.

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