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Part 1: Innovative ways are sought to get patients to follow their treatment 

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When a patient has a pain problem, he can seek a doctor who has experience in treating pain through a variety of measures that don’t rely solely on addictive prescription drugs.

Or he can find a doctor who acts like a Pez dispenser.

Dr. Daniel M. Howell was a Pez dispenser.

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Lisa Krch has been a news anchor and reporter for KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in Bakersfield since 1997. Mr. Krch anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts and also produces and hosts a weekly hour‐long health show called Eyewitness News Health Alert. She dedicated a full segment of Health Alert to coverage of the problem of obesity in Kern County, California.

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed 2010-2011 state budget, released Jan. 8, met with the usual outrage from the state’s Democratic leaders for its dramatic cuts to health and social safety net programs. California Healthline offers a nice round-up of the media coverage here.

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Unless someone has had a bad experience with an insurance company, most people think of insurers as either benign or positive forces in their lives. It’s the president from “24” telling us in a deep, reassuring voice that we’ll be taken care of.

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I wrote earlier this week about "When Drugs Stop Working," a new series of articles on drug resistance around the world based on a six-month investigation by Associated Press reporters Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza.

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Second Part of Alone Among Us 

Sharon Salyer and Alejandro Domínguez’s reporting on the mental health challenges faced by Hispanics is part of a health journalism program offered through the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Sharon Salyer and Alejandro Domínguez’s reporting on the mental health challenges faced by Hispanics is part of a health journalism program offered through the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Cristina Mendez-Diaz, 24, bears the scars of the danger she fled in Mexico. During a deportation hearing, she was unable to speak about her past, and her request for asylum was denied. She has appealed the decision.

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