health

5:08pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it

Photo from the Institute for Social and Economic Development

The Central Valley, a large swatch of California between the coast and the Sierra mountains, was until recently, in a state of emergency. The region was in a long drought. The recession didn’t help. People were hungry.

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6:12pm

Thu March 6, 2014

Do young "invincibles" need health insurance?

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio
March 6th, 2014 According to Young Invincibles.org, as of February 12th, 800,070 youth nationwide have signed up for health care through the Affordable Care Act. Youth Radio participants explain why health care is important to them and why the word "invincible" is not something they identify with.

4:46pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together

Chuck and Josh Lampert
San Francisco StoryCorps

12:18pm

Wed February 19, 2014

Candy flavors put e-cigarettes on kid's menu

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Jenny Bolario
Electronic-cigarettes are often billed as a safe way for smokers trying to kick their habit. But it's not just smokers who are getting their fix this way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 middle schoolers who tried one say they've never smoked a cigarette.

6:33pm

Tue February 4, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Reporter’s Notebook: My uncle’s battle with HIV

Jasmin Lopez' uncle David.

When I was eight years old, I rode on one of Mexico’s passenger trains from Mexicali to Guadalajara with my uncle, David. All summer, we visited towns and family throughout the country, learning more and more about our heritage and each other. At the time, I had only heard of him through the occasional family story, so I was unaware of my uncle’s estrangement from our family. I’m not sure what the circumstances were that allowed us to travel together, but I’m grateful for them. I was able to spend a summer on an unforgettable adventure with an uncle that I wouldn’t see again.

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