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New York City Tries to Shame Its Teens Into Not Having Babies

New York City Tries to Shame Its Teens Into Not Having Babies

by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:22AM

Featuring heart-tugging images of toddlers, a new multiracial ad campaign links teen pregnancy to financial strain, heartbreak, fatherlessness and undereducated children. Reproductive justice activists call the tough-love message counterproductive.

Topics: Health, Politics, Youth and Race

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2013, 12:01PM

The Navajo Nation is on its way to becoming the first tribe to manage its own federally funded medicaid program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Louisiana Cuts Health-Care for HIV Patients, Low-income Moms and Children

Louisiana Cuts Health-Care for HIV Patients, Low-income Moms and Children

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 5:01PM

State officials say they only cut programs that were also available through other federally funded programs but acknowledged some residents will lose care:

Topics: Health, /NOW

Where Do You Draw the Line Between Privacy and Public Safety? [Reader Forum]

Where Do You Draw the Line Between Privacy and Public Safety? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 28 2013, 9:03AM

Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Older Asian American Women Have Highest Suicide Rate

Older Asian American Women Have Highest Suicide Rate

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2013, 4:57PM

Asian American women ages 65 and older had a higher suicide rate - 6.5 per 100,000 - than any other racial or ethnic group.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Study Finds 90% Jump in ADHD Diagnosis Amongst Black Girls

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 2:18PM

A new study of health records from California found the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010.

Topics: Health, /NOW

5 Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

5 Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

by Samara Azam-Yu on January 22 2013, 8:48AM

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Samara Azam-Yu reflects on helping her peers deal with the complex, messy realities of reproductive health in a world without equity.

Topics: Health, War on Women

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Topics: Guns, Health

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 4:04PM

In 2010, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections, 12,200 were among youths.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

by Akiba Solomon on November 29 2012, 1:22PM

Humor blogger and Red Pump Project co-founder Luvvie Ajayi blends fun and fashion with the serious topic of HIV/AIDS and stigma.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic] Infographic

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on November 29 2012, 9:54AM

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation’s most fundamental inequities.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kai Wright

December 1 is World AIDS Day, Find Events Near You

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 3:36PM

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner's Office

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner’s Office

by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 3:58PM

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services.

Topics: Health, /NOW

GMA's Robin Roberts' Interview with Sister Sally-Ann on MDS-Bone Marrow Treatment

GMA’s Robin Roberts’ Interview with Sister Sally-Ann on MDS-Bone Marrow Treatment

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 3:24PM

“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts says she’s doing better everyday.

Topics: Health, /NOW

HIV-Positive DREAMer in Urgent Need of Medical Care Stuck in ICE Custody

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 3:28PM

A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 11 2012, 9:52AM

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

Private Prison Company’s New Profit Source: Mental Health

by on September 6 2012, 10:00AM

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Topics: Health

Making Mental Health Awareness Year-round

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 6:31PM

So July, and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, are over. What are you doing to take care of yourself today?

Topics: Health, /NOW