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Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

After Obamacare Enrollment, Three Critical Steps

After Obamacare Enrollment, Three Critical Steps

by LeeAnn Hall on April 9 2014, 12:40PM

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to eliminate health disparities so people of color are no longer living sicker and dying younger. If we do our job, no mother will ever have to choose between paying the rent or taking her sick child to the doctor.

Topics: Health

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

Good Health Is Good for the Economy

by Imara Jones on April 2 2014, 7:00AM

With its potential to increase wellness and decrease illness among Americans on the economic margins, the long-term effects of the Affordable Care Act could be a big deal for the economic well-being of America’s working poor.

Topics: Economy, Health, Obamacare

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare's Racial Justice Impact

The Known Unknowns of Obamacare’s Racial Justice Impact

by Kai Wright on March 31 2014, 10:12AM

There are at least three crucial, unanswered questions as the first enrollment period ends.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Obamacare

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2014, 6:04PM

South Dakota lawmakers show they care about female Asian babies by cracking down on women’s health rights.

Topics: Health, /NOW

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

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