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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

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

by Akiba Solomon on July 27 2012, 9:49AM

This week’s International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation’s capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here’s hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

by Jamilah King on July 26 2012, 10:00AM

Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn’t find them, but she kept bumping up against love.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Danny Glover Speaks of Personal Loss at Int'l AIDS Conference

Danny Glover Speaks of Personal Loss at Int’l AIDS Conference

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 10:00AM

“This is something that we all should get involved in,” Glover said at the International AIDS Conference, whose own brother has been HIV positive for more than 20 years.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Progress on Condom Use Among Youth Slows, Drops Among Black Teens

by Kai Wright on July 24 2012, 12:36PM

After a decade of squabbling over sex ed and access to condoms, a federal health study shows a trend line suddenly inching in the wrong direction.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, /NOW

FDA Approves Truvada, First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 3:24PM

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Topics: Health, /NOW

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let's Get Both.

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let’s Get Both.

by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM

In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?

Topics: Economy, Health, How We Eat, Movement

Holly Robinson Peete Rips 50 Cent Apart on Autism, Gets Him to Apologize

Holly Robinson Peete Rips 50 Cent Apart on Autism, Gets Him to Apologize

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 12:02PM

Rapper 50 Cent rarely apologizes for his controversial remarks but this time around not only did he delete controversial tweets, he apologized too.

Topics: Health, /NOW

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

by Akiba Solomon on July 3 2012, 10:45AM

By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.

Topics: Gender, Health, Obamacare

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 6:22PM

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Topics: Health, /NOW

How the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

How the Supreme Court’s ‘Obamacare’ Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM

Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health, Obamacare

What Today's Ruling Means for the Health of People of Color

What Today’s Ruling Means for the Health of People of Color

by Kai Wright on June 28 2012, 10:39AM

The conversation about health care reform has been steadfastly colorblind from the start. But to the degree we’re talking about the uninsured, we’re talking in starkly racial terms.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, /NOW

CDC Trying Out Free Rapid HIV/AIDS Test at Rural and Urban Drugstores

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 5:16PM

Throughout the two-year initiative, CDC will provide training for staff in community pharmacies and retail clinics in 12 urban areas and 12 rural areas with high HIV prevalence or significant unmet HIV testing needs.

Topics: Health, /NOW

N.C. Senate Killed the Compensation Program for Survivors of State Eugenics Program

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 2:42PM

North Carolina’s plan to compensate people who were sterilized under the state’s eugenics program is probably not going go through because the State Senate scratched it off the budget Wednesday.

Topics: Health, /NOW

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them Photo

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM

We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health