Posts Tagged as "health care"

Sophia’s Hope: A Swab of The Inside of Your Cheek

Jun. 9, 2015 / By
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Those who are not Caucasians are more likely to die of leukemia or of other blood cancers.

Should You Or Shouldn’t You? The Vaccination Debate

Mar. 16, 2015 / By
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A recent local measles outbreak involved a student from CSULB, who came back from winter break in January with the measles. The student, who has not been identified, has since recovered but exposed at least 20 other students.

Young & Not Invincible: Health Dept. Responds to Youths’ Statements on Affordable Care Act

Mar. 19, 2014 / By
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One in four young people currently don’t have healthcare, according to a study by the Young Invincibles, a national organization committed to mobilizing and expanding opportunities for young people age 18 to 34...

A Case for Investing in Mental Health Services to Prevent Violence

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last November, there has been a continued national discussion prioritizing mental healthcare as a means to end violence in communities...

Despite Eligibility, Many Youth Remain Uninsured

Dec. 12, 2013 / By
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As of New Year’s Day, healthcare in America will never be the same.

Beginning Jan. 1, insurers will finally be required to cover medical health on par with mental health...

Undocumented People Left Behind in Affordable Care Act

Sep. 19, 2013 / By
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Perla Flores, 27, knows first-hand what barriers exist for low-income, uninsured immigrants seeking healthcare.

Flores has experienced chronic acid reflux since she was 14-years-old, a condition that causes pain in the esophagus...

How to Stay Fit for Free in Long Beach

Aug. 4, 2013 / By
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[ Ed Note: Communities of color are less physically active than the general population, putting them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, according to the Department of Health & Human Services...

The Affordable Care Act: What’s at Stake for Long Beach

Jul. 12, 2013 / By
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The Children’s Clinic has been offering healthcare to many under-served families in Long Beach since 1933...

The Basics: What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

May. 13, 2013 / By
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The city of Long Beach is expected to greatly benefit from the Affordable Care Act when the law goes into full effect next year...

LB Students Ask For Wellness Centers in High Schools

Mar. 1, 2013 / By
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For two months last year, 17-year-old Polytechnic High School Senior Amanda Em was sick and didn’t seek treatment...

Long Beach Veterans Share Their Stories

Jan. 27, 2013 / By
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Coming back from war is hard, here are some stories.

By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Alyson Bryant

Last year the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Democracy Now...

Social Security, Medicare Safe From Fed Cuts—Until March

Jan. 14, 2013 / By
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L.A. Watts Times/New America Media, News Analysis, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Jan 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES–The dreaded “fiscal cliff” of government spending cuts and tax raises that was to take effect on January 1 has been averted for now, thanks to an agreement by the White House and Congress reached last week...