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Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 10:30AM

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

Topics: /NOW, On Gender, War on Women

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

Vitamin D Deficiency Often Misdiagnosed Among Black People

by Von Diaz on November 21 2013, 3:04PM

A new study suggests differences in blood types among black and white people may be responsible.

Topics: Health, /NOW

What Obamacare Means For You

What Obamacare Means For You

by Imara Jones on October 1 2013, 7:00AM

Are you one of the millions of people eligible for financial help to get healthcare coverage?

Topics: /NOW, Obamacare

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

by Von Diaz on September 18 2013, 12:52PM

Tuesday’s ruling by the Obama administration affects nearly 2 million health care workers.

Topics: /NOW

Study: Immigrants Put Billions More Into Medicare Than They Use

Study: Immigrants Put Billions More Into Medicare Than They Use

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 30 2013, 11:30AM

New research finds that immigrant communities keep federal health care programs afloat. The data strikes a heavy blow to conservatives who say the U.S. can’t afford immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

What Does the Maternal Health Care Crisis Look Like in the U.S.?

by Asraa Mustufa on June 2 2011, 3:30AM

A new infrographic from Amnesty International shows that low-income and women of color are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes.

Topics: Health

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes? Infographic

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:00AM

Tobacco companies are up in arms. But health advocates say it’s long overdue, especially for black smokers.

Topics: Health

Doctor's Orders: Send Undocumented Patient to Mexico

Doctor’s Orders: Send Undocumented Patient to Mexico

by Jamilah King on February 9 2011, 10:57AM

Maria Sanchez has a banana-sized tumor in her back. But that didn’t stop a Texas hospital from giving her the boot because of her legal status.

Topics: Immigration

Tenn. State Rep. Likens Undocumented Immigrants to Rats

Tenn. State Rep. Likens Undocumented Immigrants to Rats

by Jorge Rivas on November 11 2010, 5:03PM

And don’t look for an apology any time soon.

Topics: Immigration

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 9:30AM

Desperate to balance the budget, California is finding fat to trim in some interesting places… like the local mammogram center.

Topics: Health, On Gender

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Health Care and the “Model Minority Myth”

by Jamilah King on August 24 2010, 3:12PM

There’s a physical risk in believing the hype.

Topics: Economy, Health

Filipina Nurses See Discrimination in San Francisco Health System

Filipina Nurses See Discrimination in San Francisco Health System

by Michelle Chen on August 20 2010, 9:20AM

The California Nurses Association accused a major healthcare company of “systematic discrimination against the hiring of Filipino registered nurses.”

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama's Abortion B.S.

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama’s Abortion B.S.

by Daisy Hernandez on July 23 2010, 5:11PM

The White House went out of its way to restrict access to reproductive health for the women who need it most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Obama Abortion Ban

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