Ebola Weakens Already Fragile Nations

Ebola Weakens Already Fragile Nations

Washington Informer, News Analysis, Barrington M. Salmon, Posted: Sep 21, 2014

Fourteen years of war in Liberia has left the country with a broken, tattered infrastructure that is being further weakened by a massive Ebola outbreak.


Latino Workers Dying at Higher Rates in Job Accidents, Report Shows


FairWarning, News Report, Stuart Silverstein, Posted: Sep 18, 2014

Worker advocates blame weak federal and state regulation and a trend of employers increasingly giving dangerous jobs to temporary workers.

Teen Invents Device to Help Keep Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients Safe


Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Kenneth Shinozuka is only15-years-old, but he already has a goal in life: He aims to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Until that day comes, it seems that Shinozuka spends his time trying to find ways to make things just a little easier for patients with Alzheimer’s as well as those who take care of them.

More than 40 Percent of Minnesota Workers Lack Access to Paid Sick Days


TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Some 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time, a new report finds. Those who have the most difficulty taking time off from work when they are sick include low-income workers and those employed in food service and other jobs where they are in regular contact with the public.

Adult Obesity Rates Increased in Six States, Report Finds


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Calif. Filipinos Struggling With Promising New Low-Income Care Program


Asian Journal/New America Media , News Report, Christian Esteban, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Low-income California Filipinos and advocates say new state health program is confusing, but holds promise for better care.


Immigration Reform Stalled, But CA’s ‘Health For All’ Bill on Its Way Back


New America Media, Video, Story by Anna Challet/Video by Michael Lozano, Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) is renewing his pledge to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrants in California.


Low-Income Calif. Care Program Faces Language, Cultural Barriers


Alhambra Source/New America Media, News Report, Kyle Garcia, Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Advocates for San Gabriel Valley’s low-income Latino and Chinese elders say California’s new Cal MediConnect program needs better outreach.


UC Student Looks to Fill Medical Gap in Central Valley


New America Media, Profile, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Sep 06, 2014

For UC Merced junior Benny Escobedo, opportunities to practice medicine in the Central Valley are only going to expand.


Advocates: Confusing Calif. Care Program Calls for Better HIV Outreach


Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Report, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: Sep 06, 2014

Low-income people with HIV are among Californians who can gain from a new care plan. But they need to get educated on often confusing choices.

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