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Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children

Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children

Home visitor programs help new parents raise healthy children and overcome poverty, substance abuse, depression and domestic violence. The federal home visiting program provided guidance to 160,000 parents and children in 2016 – but its funding is now in doubt.

August 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
More immigrant children in U.S. illegally to receive health care

More immigrant children in U.S. illegally to receive health care

Twenty-seven states allow immigrant children with legal residency to access Medicaid, and those states are entitled to matching federal Medicaid dollars. But the bigger need, advocates for immigrants say, is for children without legal residency, whose family incomes are often low enough to otherwise qualify them for Medicaid.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

Southern states have the highest rates of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease, and the most people dying from it. As AIDS death rates decline in the U.S., they are also declining in the region, albeit more slowly.

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Quantity over quality? Minorities shown to get an excess in ineffective care

Quantity over quality? Minorities shown to get an excess in ineffective care

Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services.

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

Women across all races are more likely to seek care than men. But the gender gap in the Hispanic community is especially troubling to health care providers. Studies show that Latino men are much less likely than Latinas to get treatment.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost in translation: When parents and pediatricians don’t speak the same language

Lost in translation: When parents and pediatricians don’t speak the same language

By Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News When Margarita Ruiz takes her children to the doctor’s office, she has no choice but to trust that nurses and front desk staff are translating medical orders accurately. She doesn’t speak English, and her children’s pediatrician speaks very little Spanish. Ruiz, of Rosemead, Calif., said she feels grateful that […]

March 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

By Pam Ramsden, Lecturer in Psychology University of Bradford,  Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing American journalist who is proud of his abusive online posts, was permanently banned from Twitter last year after a particularly offensive tirade. Yiannopoulos has often been described as a professional troll. So what makes a troll – professional or […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

Obamacare came to Montana Indian Country and brought jobs

By Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio Kaiser Health News The Affordable Care Act created new health coverage opportunities for more than half a million Native Americans and Alaska Natives — and jobs have followed on its coattails. In Montana, this is playing out at the Blackfeet Community Hospital. It’s the only hospital on the Blackfeet reservation, […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

By Sophie Quinton This story was a collaboration between Stateline and Politico. WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More