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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.

Beating birth defects with folic acid

This story takes a closer look at why Latinos have higher rates of birth defects of the brain and spine and what's being done about it. It is the first of three fellowship stories about health disparities in Utah by race/ethnicity and geography.

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A race against time
A group of protesters called the Grady to continue dialysis treatments for 33 patients who will remain without service on Tuesday, August 31st.
They were running out of time
Concern refills the lives of more than thirty dialysis patients in Atlanta. They are reaching the date will no longer receive the treatment that keeps them alive. On 31 August contract expires on Grady Hospital signed with Fresenius private clinic for further treatment of these patients, mostly illegal immigrants.
Pray to survive
El domingo 28 de agosto expacientes de diálisis del Hospital Grady, junto con familiares y defensores de su situación, buscaron un momento de paz. Reunidos en la iglesia Oakhurst Presbyterian en Decatur, recordaron que son una familia y dejaron su futuro en manos de Dios ante la posibilidad de que en unos días no vuelvan a tener el servicio médico que les resulta vital.
Where is the support of the sick?
Throughout this year, in which the former Grady dialysis patients have been compromised treatment, several people have supported. However, there are allegations that the aid of the Hispanic community is almost nil.
Chronic uncertainty
It was ten o'clock, wet heat was hard to bear and the doctor Neil Shulman desperately shouted through a loudspeaker: "It is going to die! They are going to die!". Around a dozen people nodded and looked at him with saddened eyes. Held in their hands banners reading: "Grady, Do not Let Them Die" (Grady, do not let them die!).
Grady will be held accountable
Members of the Board of Commissioners of Fulton want to finally resolving the situation of former patients of the outpatient clinic of Grady Hospital dialysis and even questioned the close of this center last year.

Monica Navarro, reporter & producer for Univision, Channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas, completed her fellowship project which is a four part series on children suffering from obesity and diabetes & the mental, economic and medical impacts it has on the Latino community.

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