Posts Tagged as "Medical Care"

Mandela’s Illness Exposes Little End-of-Life Planning in Modern World

Jul. 17, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram

PALO ALTO, Calif. – For weeks now, the media has been pouring out news about former South African President Nelson Mandela’s illness and repeated hospital stays...

National Infant Immunization Week: Chicago Continues Push for Vaccinations

Apr. 25, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Alex Moe, Posted: Apr 24, 2012

CHICAGO – On the eve of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Chicago was awarded “Most Improved City” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for reaching nearly a 75 percent vaccination rate for infants in 2011, representing a 7 percent increase over the previous year...

One Elder’s Path From Online Games to Health Gains

Apr. 17, 2012 / By
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St. Louis American/New America Media, News Feature, Rebecca S. Rivas, Posted: Apr 17, 2012
Photo: Jerry King, 77, started using the “lifeline” of the Internet to research medical questions in 1999 after her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer...

California at Forefront of Implementing Affordable Care Act

Mar. 23, 2012 / By
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New America Media, Video, Report: Viji Sundaram / Video: Josue Rojas, Posted: Mar 23, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Today, as the nation commemorates the second anniversary of the signing of the landmark health care reform law by President Obama, California has perhaps more reason to celebrate than most other states for being at the forefront of enacting the law...

Growing Old, Sick and Latino in the South Without Papers

Mar. 19, 2012 / By
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Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Johanes Roselló, Posted: Mar 16, 2012

Traducción al español

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Dispatch From Pelican Bay: Why I Joined the Hunger Strike

Oct. 16, 2011 / By
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SF Bay View, First Person, Alfred Sandoval, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

On September 26, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California resumed their hunger strike to bring attention to what they say are inhumane conditions and to call for an end to solitary confinement in prison.