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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

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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

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

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls' Bodies?

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2010, 1:27PM

The latest research suggests an array of social and environmental factors may be causing girls bodies to develop prematurely, especially girls of color.

Topics: Environment, Health, On Gender

Michelle Obama: Let's Make Schools Feed Kids Real Food

Michelle Obama: Let’s Make Schools Feed Kids Real Food

by Kai Wright on August 2 2010, 12:43AM

The First Lady plugs the policy-meat on the bones of her childhood obesity campaign.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

What's Really Killing Black People?

What’s Really Killing Black People?

by Kai Wright on July 22 2010, 2:44PM

ColorLines commenter Victor points to a troublingly long list of things.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

Sick Neighborhoods Create Barriers to Health for Men of Color

Sick Neighborhoods Create Barriers to Health for Men of Color

by Michelle Chen on July 22 2010, 2:25PM

Exploring community wellness as a collective whole, we see a grim prognosis emerging from the social systems surrounding Black and Latino men and boys.

Topics: Health, On Gender

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 11:28AM

The bill isn’t the comprehensive answer, but it does reflect a broader perspective on the link between children’s health and what we put on their plates.

Topics: Health, On Gender, Schools & Youth

HIV in Poor U.S. Neighborhoods as Intense as Developing World

HIV in Poor U.S. Neighborhoods as Intense as Developing World

by Kai Wright on July 19 2010, 11:21AM

But neither HIV nor the poverty to which it’s tied is evenly distributed between races.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

ABC Responds, but Doesn't Correct D.L. Hughley's HIV Myth

ABC Responds, but Doesn’t Correct D.L. Hughley’s HIV Myth

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2010, 1:21PM

Gay and AIDS activists continue calling for The View to give its audience real information.

Topics: Health

The Insurance Industry's Stealth Attack on Health Reform

The Insurance Industry’s Stealth Attack on Health Reform

by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 16 2010, 11:08AM

Why you should care about “Medical Loss Ratio.” No, really.

Topics: Health

Tell ABC to Correct D.L. Hughley's HIV Myth Making

Tell ABC to Correct D.L. Hughley’s HIV Myth Making

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2010, 11:07AM

Gay and AIDS advocates are demanding The View correct Hughley’s inaccurate assertions about “down low” men and HIV among Black women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Waiting Lists for HIV Drugs in the U.S.--Again

Waiting Lists for HIV Drugs in the U.S.—Again

by Jamilah King on July 2 2010, 8:00AM

It’s not just the economy. Treatment assistance programs for low-income and uninsured people living with HIV have been chronically underfunded, even in good times.

Topics: Health