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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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Santa Clara Health Officials Warn Against H1N1 Fatigue

New America Media, News Report, Video, Suzanne Manneh // Video by Mike Siv, Dec 24, 2009

County health officials fear that those who still need the H1N1 vaccine will decide not to get it.

Californians Go Hungry Without Food Stamps

New America Media, News Report, Edwin Okongo, Dec 23, 2009

California's participation rate of qualified applicants in the food stamp program ranked second to last among all 50 states. And it isn't because they don't need the assistance. A new report found that bureaucratic regulations may be preventing eligible families from accessing the service.

San Diego Braces for More Fatalities in H1N1 Outbreak

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Dec 22, 2009

San Diego had the first reported case of H1N1 flu, and since April, 834 people have been hospitalized and 57 people have died herehigher than the mortality rate of any seasonal flu in the past 10 years, according to County Public Health officials.

A Doctors Word--Prevent Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D., Dec 22, 2009

By all accounts, Frances Vasquez ought to be a diabetic. At age 47, she was overweight and had high blood sugar. But she radically changed her lifestyle through nutrition and exercise and prevented the disease.

Fearing New Law, Arizona Immigrants Forego Health Services

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez , Dec 22, 2009

Arizona's new law requires state workers to report undocumented immigrants who apply for public benefits, like health care, even when it's for their citizen children. The effects are disastrous, say health and immigrant advocates.

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Advocates Fight for Elder Patients Rights, Safety

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman / Video: Cliff Parker, Dec 21, 2009

Hospitals routinely cut corners when patients are discharged to their homes without adequate plans. A California coalition and other groups around the United States are organizing to inform elders and others of their rights and to create ways to ensure the safe recovery of patients.

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New America Media, Blog , Michael Kroll, Dec 16, 2009

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Advocates Fear Recession Could Weaken Gains for Kids

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Dec 16, 2009

Since 1995, the health of California's children has improved, but researchers warn that the current recession could reverse some of those gains.

Will Fighting Global Warming Kill Jobs or Save Lives?

TheLoop21.com, News Analysis, Alyssa Giachino, Dec 16, 2009

As President Obama arrives at the Copenhagen Climate Summit this week, he will once again have to straddle international and domestic concerns, most likely to the satisfaction of none.


Foreclosure Crisis Brings Unwelcome Pests

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Dec 14, 2009

Foreclosures are driving people out of their homes. But as homeowners move out rats and mosquitos are moving in.

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