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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

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 30 2010, 11:48AM

Michelle Obama will ask for help on her obesity campaign at the NAACP’s gathering this summer.

Topics: Health

Learn Your Status for National HIV Testing Day

Learn Your Status for National HIV Testing Day

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 28 2010, 6:26PM

African Americans represent half of all new HIV infections. Here’s a tool to find a testing site near you. Look up yours and pass it on.

Topics: Health

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

by Michelle Chen on June 21 2010, 11:58AM

This year, maternal health advocates got the heartening news that the death rate of women in childbirth was declining worldwide, while the rate of child survival was improving ahead of earlier projections. But while the epidemic of maternal and child…

Topics: Health

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

by Michelle Chen on June 15 2010, 10:10AM

So much of America’s economic activity takes place on faraway shores, from call centers in Mumbai to sweatshops in Shanghai. Still, you’d think that making a baby would be one job that’s hard to offshore. But today, for a fee,…

Topics: Global Affairs, Health

In the Wake of Health Reform, Abortion Under Attack

by Michelle Chen on June 4 2010, 10:00AM

When health care reform finally limped past the finish line on Capitol Hill, the compromises littering the final bill left many activists disillusioned, but some hoped that action on the state level could keep the progressive reform movement moving…

Topics: Health, Politics

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

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

What kind of a woman gets an abortion these days? The Guttmacher Institute has released a report that tracks abortion rates across different demographic groups. One of the most stunning findings, particularly in light of the newhealth care reform legislation,…

Topics: Health

NY Dems Say Let Them Eat… Fresh Fruits and Veggies

by Juell Stewart on April 19 2010, 9:00AM

New York Democrats Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Nydia Velazquez are joining Michelle Obama’s campaign to get healthy food options available to the 23.5 million Americans who live in areas lacking fresh fruits and vegetables. Last week, Gillibrand and…

Topics: Health

Activists Call for HIV/AIDS Relief for Haiti

by Jamilah King on April 1 2010, 12:37PM

While over 100 countries and international aid organizations pledged $10 billion to Haitian reconstruction yesterday, New York City religious and health groups teamed up with Haitian AIDS activists to call attention to what they’re calling the “failure” of AIDS…

Topics: Global Affairs, Health