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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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Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait for Health Care

New America Media, News report, Vivian Po, Mar 03, 2010

The waiting line for a pediatric specialist can range from 16 to 114 days. Autistic children will have to wait an average of 54 days to see a pediatric neurologist; diabetic children have to wait 56 days to see a pediatric endocrinologist, and children with heart conditions have to wait 39 days.

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Indigent Health Care Program Battered by Recession

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Feb 25, 2010

Californias county health care programs for the poor face growing demand from the newly unemployed and uninsured. At the same time, funding for services is evaporating in the economic downturn, raising alarms from public health officials and providers.

Churches Ease Immigrant Fears in Wake of New Arizona Law

New America Now, News Report , Valeria Fernndez , Feb 23, 2010

A new Arizona law that requires state employees to report undocumented immigrants to ICE may be scaring parents away from applying for health insurance and public benefits for their U.S.-born children.

Cutting for Stone in Ethiopia

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Feb 22, 2010

Bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese tries his hand at fiction in Cutting for Stone, a novel about the power of medicine to heal even when it can not cure. Cutting for Stone explores how medicine affects both doctor and patient.

Fighting the War at Home

New America Media, Commentary, Jeremy P., Feb 21, 2010

A soldier returns safely after surviving sniper fire and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the hypervigilance and suppressed emotions that kept him alive have taken a heavy toll. Jeremy P. wrote of his experiences for the Veterans Workshop, a New America Media writing project for military veterans.

Mexican Americans Most Active in U.S.

HealthDay News, Feb 20, 2010

Mexican Americans are the most likely to meet national health goals for physical activity, according to a new study that challenges previous research that found that whites tended to be the most physically active.

Ethnic Seniors Grapple with Depression--Alone

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Feb 18, 2010

Depression is a serious problem among ethnic elders who are often less likely than white seniors to get appropriate and effective treatment. Poverty, lack of insurance or access to treatment and the pervasive stigma of mental illness in many cultures are frequent barriers to help.


Stimulus Boost Health Clinics Budgets in Massachusetts

New America Media/Brazilian Journal, News report, Marcony Almeida, Feb 18, 2010

Roughly one of every eight dollars that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration committed to community clinics is bound for Massachusetts. Lowell Community Health Center was granted $9.35 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

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Doctor: Haiti Lacks Critical Health Infrastructure

New America Media, Interview, Dr. Erin Marcus, Feb 13, 2010

An American doctor who has carried out relief work in Haiti for two decades discusses the barriers to providing medical care after the earthquake,

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