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HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

by Linda Villarosa on November 24 2010, 3:15PM

Scientists and advocates alike are abuzz about a study showing a pill-a-day regimen’s success in blocking transmission.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Michelle Obama is Bringing 6,000 Salad Bars to Public Schools

Michelle Obama is Bringing 6,000 Salad Bars to Public Schools

by Jorge Rivas on November 23 2010, 4:04PM

Only about 15 percent of public school cafeterias have salad bars.

Topics: Health

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

I Am HIV Positive and I Don't Blame Anybody--Including Myself

I Am HIV Positive and I Don’t Blame Anybody—Including Myself

by Kirk Grisham on November 12 2010, 10:00AM

How shared responsibility for AIDS epidemic will save all of our lives.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, World AIDS Day

More on Oprah and the Truth About

More on Oprah and the Truth About “Down Low” Black Men

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 11:38AM

An HIV doc says enough already with shows on this myth, Oprah.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Oprah

Oprah Gets Schooled on HIV and Has Her Own Aha! Moment

Oprah Gets Schooled on HIV and Has Her Own Aha! Moment

by Jorge Rivas on October 8 2010, 2:24PM

An HIV-positive woman explains to Oprah that not everybody has it as well as Magic Johnson.

Topics: Health, Oprah

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

Concerns Loom as Health Care Reform Goes Into Effect

by on September 23 2010, 2:47PM

Advocates worry that millions of society’s most vulnerable still left out in the cold.

Topics: Health

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 3:14PM

Maybe with another few hundred thousand newly uninsured people next year, Washington will finally figure out that ignoring the pain won’t make it go away.

Topics: Health, On Gender

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

by Michelle Chen on September 7 2010, 9:30AM

Slowly but steadily, state lawmakers have worked to limit women’s reproductive freedom in the past legislative session.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

Insured or Not, Women and Children's Health Shortchanged

Insured or Not, Women and Children’s Health Shortchanged

by Michelle Chen on September 3 2010, 9:10AM

The escalation of insurance costs is old news by now, but in light of the recession, the pattern doesn’t augur well for a half-baked reform plan.

Topics: Health, On Gender

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

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 5:03PM

For some, it’s never an issue of choice.

Topics: Health

Health Care and the

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

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

by Michelle Chen on August 24 2010, 9:52AM

Research shows the emotional impact of years of poverty, instability and government neglect.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 6:36PM

Hospital officials deemed the mother unfit because she spoke an indigenous language.

Topics: Health, Immigration

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

by Kai Wright on August 15 2010, 11:50AM

Commenter Gordo chimes in with a smart idea from Minneapolis: Mini-markets

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems Photo

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on August 13 2010, 3:30PM

We’re glad Michelle Obama’s got our back, but here’s what some folks are doing on their own—and what you can do too.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

by Michelle Chen on August 13 2010, 9:45AM

It’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, and bloggers are sounding off about self-determination and controlling their own reproductive destinies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

It's Not Just Bullets Scarring Chicago Public Housing Residents

It’s Not Just Bullets Scarring Chicago Public Housing Residents

by Michelle Chen on August 13 2010, 9:00AM

Urban Institute study shows years of trauma may leave families with wounds that don’t heal.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Prejudice Makes You Crazy, Study Finds

Prejudice Makes You Crazy, Study Finds

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 12 2010, 12:35PM

Putting hard data behind an obvious truth.

Topics: Health