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Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

What We've Learned From Obamacare

What We’ve Learned From Obamacare

by Kai Wright on March 26 2014, 7:00AM

The grand experiment of making a market-driven system accessible to the working poor is off to a bad start.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas' Health?

Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas’ Health?

by Dani McClain on March 17 2014, 7:00AM

From cooking tips to domestic violence resources, text messages in Spanish from Únete Latina are helping some of Fresno’s Latinas take good care of themselves.

Topics: Health

Campaign Aims to Treat Pregnant Women Who Battle Addiction

Campaign Aims to Treat Pregnant Women Who Battle Addiction

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 2:06PM

Campaign emphasizes treatment over criminalizing women.

Topics: Health, /NOW

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

What to Remember on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

What to Remember on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 2:00PM

The Centers for Disease Control released new data on what’s called the “HIV care continuum.”

Topics: Health, /NOW

The PTSD Crisis That's Plaguing America's Poorest Neighborhoods

The PTSD Crisis That’s Plaguing America’s Poorest Neighborhoods

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:09AM

And the hospitals that aren’t equipped to deal with it.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 7:45AM

A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.

Topics: Health

Is White Still Right?

Is White Still Right?

by Carla Murphy on January 16 2014, 11:58AM

The New Year is bringing new attention to a very old question.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama's Navigators?

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama’s Navigators?

by Brentin Mock on January 14 2014, 10:00AM

Obamacare includes a program that employs people to help connect hard-to-reach, uninsured citizens to healthcare resources. What’s wrong with that?

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 4:58PM

We now have the age and gender demographics on Obamacare. Still, nothing on race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, /NOW

Watch This Woman's Inspiring Time-Lapse Video of 100 Days at the Gym

Watch This Woman’s Inspiring Time-Lapse Video of 100 Days at the Gym

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 11:26AM

It’s not just a vain attempt to lose weight and look slimmer, but a glimpse into one woman’s journey toward more self-confidence.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

Childhood Asthma Soars in Poor Communities of Color

by Carla Murphy on January 3 2014, 10:50AM

A Dateline NBC investigation looks at how some parents are fighting one asthma exacerbator: poor housing.

Topics: Health, /NOW

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

A Bleak Year for Reproductive Justice

by Von Diaz on December 31 2013, 12:11PM

After another challenging year for reproductive rights, many states are looking at fresh battles in 2014.

Topics: Health, 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

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

How Obamacare Is Failing Poor Folks

by Imara Jones on November 19 2013, 7:00AM

While media focus on what the White House is losing, we have to remember that gaffes in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act make it that much harder for poor people of color to get adequate healthcare.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2013, 9:00AM

Sharline Chiang chips away at the stigma around Asian Americans and mental illness.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

Obamacare Website Will Get Fixed, Says POTUS

by Brentin Mock on October 21 2013, 1:47PM

President Obama is aware of the struggles people are having with the website for the new affordable healthcare law.

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a 'Hood Budget

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a ‘Hood Budget

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 11:45AM

You can eat well without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Topics: Health, /NOW