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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.

Interviews with and writings by nearly 100 students at the Castlemont Campus of Small Schools reveal three major stressors jeopardize their health: academic anxiety, lack of healthy food and an environment that limits their freedom and imprisons them indoors. Even more alarming, factors such as a poor diet and lack of nutrition can lead to health problems that can be passed on to future generations, researchers say.

Ditiyan Franklin was a B student with college aspirations and a big, dimpled smile. Just last week he went to his senior prom, dressed in an impeccable white suit -- a memory stored in a key chain photo his father now carries in his pocket. Had he lived another month, Franklin would have experienced another rite of passage: high school graduation. But on Wednesday, gunfire cut his future short.

Latino Teen Suicide: A Problem that can be Prevented

Second part of Linda Perez' series on the causes of, and efforts to prevent suicide among Latino teens in Georgia.

Latino Teens Under the Shadow of Suicide

What's being done to prevent suicide among Latino teens in Georgia? Linda Perez investigates for MundoHispanico.

A flood of ill health

The construction of a dam near an Indian reservation on the Missouri River forced residents to less fertile land and put an end to their farming habits. Since then, American Indians have experienced a lack of nutrition, leading to diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

La salud mental de niños y jóvenes latinos es afectada por la violencia y el proceso de reunificación familiar

Vulnerable Minds: The mental health of Latino children and youth affected by violence and the process of family reunification.

Some local entrepreneurs have been stunned because they failed to meet all the rules for the small-business tax credits in last year's highly vaunted federal health care law to help cover their health care costs.

Despite their disappointment, they're hopeful that another part of the law, which kicks in three years from now, is well worth waiting for.

Most services for low-income intact for now

While funding for California's welfare programs has seen a steady decline over the past few decades, the state's financial crisis may mean even more severe cutbacks. Many who depend on these programs may face homelessness and illness as a result.

Center a vital cog in efforts to serve area’s mentally ill

While other social services are facing budget cuts, the funding to serve Del Norte County’s mentally ill population seems relatively secure.

Journalist Yesenia Amaro examines how some small businesses will cope with health reform as their health costs for workers continue to soar.

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