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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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Health Disparities Hit Poor, Minority Women

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Dec 02, 2009

Middle-aged women not yet old enough for Medicare are four times more likely to be in poor or fair health, according to a study of four million low-income women.

CDC to Boston Media: H1N1 Vaccines Coming

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram/photos and video by Josu Rojas, Dec 01, 2009

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tried to allay the widespread fears that there wouldnt be enough vaccines for everyone in Massachusetts who wants to be protected against the H1N1 virus.

Latino Voters See Universal Health Care as Top Priority

La Opinin, New Report, Pilar Marrero, Nov 30, 2009

A new poll finds that health care reform is now more important than the economy and immigration for many Latinos, and a solid majority is in favor of universal health care that includes a public option. Traduccin al espaol


HIV-Positive Immigrants Make the Final Trip Home

La Opinin, News Feature, Claudia Nez, Translated by Elena Shore, Nov 30, 2009

An estimated 100,000 immigrants in the United States carry the virus that causes AIDS, and more than a fifth of them are Mexican. In the next few years, Mexican health authorities expect the return of as many as 14,000 infected people. Traduccin al espaol

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A Doctor's Word -- Deciphering the New Mammography Guidelines

New America Media, Commentary, Erin Marcus, M.D. , Nov 29, 2009

The new mammography guidelines should spur more discussion about when and for whom it makes sense to get screened.

CDC Advises Atlantans to Protect Communities from H1N1

New America Media, News report, Video, Anthony Advincula, video by Mike Siv, Nov 22, 2009

Pres. Barack Obama declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a briefing for ethnic news media in order to debunk fears about flu shots and encourage mass vaccinations.

Breast Cancer Research Neglects Environmental Links

New America Media, News analysis, Joan Reinhardt Reiss, Nov 22, 2009

The current dispute over breast cancer screening guidelines obscures the elephant in the room: environmental causes of cancer.

Hispanic Caucus Troubled by Health Provision on Undocumented Immigrants

Hispanic Business, News Report, Rob Kuznia, Nov 21, 2009

The proposed Senate health care bill would prevent undocumented immigrants from buying insurance from an exchange that would be created for people who don't receive health insurance from their employers.

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America's House of Lords Debates Health Care

New America Media, Commentary, Steven Hill, Nov 21, 2009

The health care debate has been like a tennis match, bouncing from the Senate to the House and back again. Now it's back in the Senate, as the United States tries to end its status as the only advanced economy without universal health care for its people.

New America Now: Health Care Special

New America Now, Audio, Nov 21, 2009

As the health care reform bill heads to the Senate, New America Now presents a special on Health Care in the United States.

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