LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo

LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo

Korea Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Nicole Chang, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The “Well-Dying” program advance-care planning in Los Angeles is helping Korean elders challenge their culture’s taboo on discussing death.

Documentary Puts Smog on Front Pages of Chinese Newspapers


China Daily , News Report, Posted: Mar 04, 2015

A former celebrity TV presenter has released a self-funded documentary about smog, inspired by her sick daughter.

US Proposes Effort to Analyze DNA from 1 million Americans


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

In the near-term, the goal of the analysis is to create more and better cancer treatments, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, according to Reuters. In the longer term, the project would provide data on how to individualize treatments for various diseases.


For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations


The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.


Elder Abuse Rising in Care Facilities Mixing the Frail and the Disturbed


The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Seniors unable to afford private care homes are increasingly victimized by other residents placed in poorly funded homes with dementia or mental illness.


Loving the Puget Sound to Death


New America Media, News Feature, Madeline Ostrander, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act, regulators haven’t kept up with the pollution that growing populations put on America’s shorelines.


California “Ambassadors” Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help


KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Ethnic elders in Fremont, Calif., become “Ambassadors” to help other seniors, many recent immigrants, obtain needed community services.


Stanford Program Educates Indian American Elders on End-of-Life Care


India-West/New America Media , News Feature, Reena Rathore, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

As more seniors move to the U.S. from India to help their children’s families, one program is helping some plan ahead in case they face life’s end.


Many Florida Parents Unaware of Free Health Coverage for Kids


New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Advocates say many children in Jacksonville aren't signed up for the KidCare program because parents don’t know it exists.

Millions Affected in Anthem Data Breach


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 09, 2015

Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health-care provider, began informing the public Wednesday, Feb. 4, of a data breach compromising the information of about 80 million customers and employees.

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