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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.

Students at Sycamore Valley have a lot to be happy about when it comes to their physical fitness. Fifth graders there got the best scores among all of their Bay Area peers on the 2011 statewide Physical Fitness Test.

Could socioeconomic factors explain why some kids are more physically fit -- and therefore healthier -- than others? Katharine Mieszkowski examines kids' physical fitness and health in one California community.

Pascale Fusshoeller examines how people living in wildfire-prone areas are taking steps to protect not only their homes, but their health.

Health Breakthroughs: A series on treatments that help blacks but are out of reach for many.

Medical breakthroughs in curing sickle-cell anemia and treating HIV/AIDS and prostate cancer may dramatically improve life for the millions of people struggling with these diseases, but there are significant barriers that may keep African Americans from receiving this advanced care.

Healthy eating strengthens bodies, communities

A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

A Fast Food Dilemma

Despite those unhealthy calories, some fast food restaurants offer something rare in urban communities -- a clean and convenient place to hang out.

A Question of Access

Healthy food is in short supply in communities of color

Unintended consequences of city’s effort at universal health care

A San Francisco requirement that businesses pay for their employees’ health needs has led to more workers having some form of health care. But after businesses initially stepped up to buy private health insurance for more of their workers, there has been a steady retreat.

Customer service is a problem as patient load continues to grow

Most participants in Healthy San Francisco, the city’s 2007 initiative to expand care to more than 50,000 uninsured patients, appreciate the overall access to preventative care and treatment for chronic health conditions.

Clinics scramble for money to switch to electronic health records

The San Francisco Department of Public Health says it is ahead of the curve in rolling out databases that keep tabs on tens of thousands of patients across a citywide network of clinics and hospitals.

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