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Los refugiados que huyen de países devastados por la guerra con frecuencia sufren trauma

Cuando Claudine Mukankindi llegó a Pittsburgh en el año 2001, fue luego de sobrevivir al genocidio de Ruanda, donde debió hacer frente a infinitos actos de violencia y perdió miembros de su familia.
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Los recién llegados a los Estados Unidos se enfrentan a grandes retos de la salud - y con frecuencia se sienten solos

En nuestra serie Vivir en las sombras, varias organizaciones de noticias de todo el país se unieron para dar a conocer la interrelación entre la situación migratoria y la salud.
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New arrivals in the U.S. confront vast health challenges -- and often feel alone

In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time.
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Federal, local officials hopeful for 'new era' in valley fever

Many questions about valley fever remained unanswered Tuesday as public health officials, physicians and politicians finished a two-day symposium on the disease, but many were hopeful that the summit will be a turning point.

Agencies to Launch Randomized Controlled Trial for Valley Fever

Directors of the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell a packed valley fever symposium they are "serious" about finding a better treatment for the disease.

Valley Fever Symposium

On Monday, valley fever and the California area hit hardest by it will receive unprecedented attention in a two-day symposium led by U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. Rarely do the leaders of CDC and the NIH - two of the most powerful health institutions in the world - join the stage.

Just One Breath: Valley fever movement could learn from health success stories

Strong patient advocacy raised the profile of breast cancer and HIV/AIDS. What lessons can those involved in the fight against valley fever learn from other, more high profile diseases?

Valley fever trailblazer’s love of Bakersfield, people remembered by physicians, patients

Valley fever pioneer remembered Saturday not only for his great contributions to treating the little-known disease, but for his deep love of people and humanity toward everyone he met.

2nd annual valley fever awareness walk draws survivors out

Survivors and their loved ones walk to support research for valley fever. Physicians were also on hand at the event to answer questions about how the disease affects humans.

Just One Breath: Valley Fever Concerns Spread Out

Most of the people who contract valley fever live in California or in Arizona. But concerns about the disease are starting to spread -- with journalists reporting on it from other parts of the country.

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