Health

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on health care and policy in America. For more information on NAM's healthcare coverage coverage, contact Viji Sundaram at vsundaram [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Re-Visiting Richmond's Church Shooting Tragedy

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers and Min Lee, Apr 28, 2010

This week, one of the teens who opened fire on a Sunday church service in Richmond Ca. appeared in court for the first time. In the shootings aftermath, young people are flocking to New Gesthsemane Church of God and Christ.

Lauren Von Der Poole

Vegan Chef Pushes Slow Food, not Soul Food

New America Media, News Report, Sarah Damian, Apr 21, 2010

A young African-American chef encourages, Washington, D.C. youth to cook healthy vegetarian food.

Soda Tax

Californians Support Soda Tax

New America Media, News Report, Inga Buchbinder, Apr 20, 2010

A majority of Californians would support an additional tax on beverages that contain added sweeteners, but support varies by geography.

health reform

A Doctor's Word: Uneasy About the Real Beneficiaries of Obama’s Health Care

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D. , Apr 17, 2010

President Obama's health care bill is a welcome step towards addressing health disparities in the U.S. But there is concern about who will benefit the most.

Indiana Challenged in Delivering H1N1 Vaccination Message

New America Media, News Report/Video, Khalil Abdullah; video by Esther Gentile, Apr 11, 2010

If Indiana data parallels other states, H1N1 deaths among African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately high, attributed to a greater prevalence of diseases like diabetes and asthma that weaken the immune system. The release to media of data by race could have emphasized the need for vaccinations among African Americans and eased their long-held suspicion of public health initiatives.

Asian American Health

Grouping All Asians Together Could Be Bad For Health

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Apr 05, 2010

Extensive new research shows that research lumping “Asians” together perpetuates their image as a healthy “model minority” and hides critical differences. Differentiating Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders can save lives.

Spices

Caution Advised About Lead in Indian Spices and Powders

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith, Apr 02, 2010

Recent reports about traces of lead being found in Indian spices and ceremonial powders has led to a lot of confusion.

A Doctor's Word: How to Keep Your Blood Pressure Down

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Apr 02, 2010

High blood pressure is rampant, and it’s one of the most common reasons why people develop strokes, heart problems, and kidney failure. But if you make necessary lifestyle modifications -- and take prescribed medications you can overcome it, writes Dr. Erin Marcus in her Doctor's Word column.

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