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Donating Bone Marrow. Also, Parkinson’s Disease.

MONDAY, APRIL 16 PROGRAM # 8308 12:00 PM PT Donating Bone Marrow. Six-year-old Julian Morales from Miami is afflicted with Dyskeratosis Congenita, a rare and progressive condition. The disease leads to failure of the bone marrow, premature aging and, often, early death. Life can be saved through bone marrow transplantation, but there is a critical […]

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Trabajador municipal en labores de reemplazo de tubería del sistema de municipal de distribución de agua a las viviendas. Foto: www.chicagotribune.com.

(Español) Chicago enfrenta problema similar al de Flint, con peligrosos niveles de plomo en el agua

(Español) “La ingestión de concentraciones aun mínimas de plomo en el agua puede causar daños permanentes en el desarrollo del cerebro de los niños y contribuye a enfermedades del corazón, a fallas en el hígado y otros problemas de la salud más tarde en la vida”.

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Charlsa Bentley toma cinco suplementos por día. "Es difícil saber qué es efectivo y qué no", dice ella. (Cortesía de Charlsa Bentley)

Older Americans Are Hooked On Vitamins Despite Scarce Evidence They Work

Although the Western diet has a lot of problems — too much sodium, sugar, saturated fat and calories, in general — it’s not short on vitamins, said Alice Lichtenstein, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

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Porfiria López, beneficiaria de Obamacare, muestra las medicinas que se toma para sus 5 padecimientos.

California Healthcare for All Initiative Gets a Boost

Eight years after President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into effect, California continues to defend the state insurance marketplace created by that law, called Covered California.

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Staying Alive: How To Fight An Opioid Addiction

More than 42,200 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, victims of a crisis that’s being fueled by the rise of a powerful synthetic opioid called fentanyl, which is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin.

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(Español) Día de César Chávez y jóvenes LGBT, la lucha por los distintos derechos civiles

(Español) Alexis dice que cuando se trata de jóvenes que son suicidas, que están lidiando con su identidad LGBTQ, lo que se necita hacer, hablar de este tema más abiertamente.

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Inmigrante es atendida por un médico en California. Foto: www.nation.time.com.

(Español) ¿Salud universal para todos? Avanza lentamente un nuevo plan en California

This entry is only available in Español.

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New Push for Universal Health Care.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 PROGRAM # 8296 12:00 PM PT New Push for Universal Health Care. A coalition of community groups and leading legislators announced a new push for universal health care in California and lawmakers are crafting a package of twenty bills. Meantime, the legislature has not moved forward on pending proposals to overhaul the […]

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Tania Yanes holds her mother’s hands on Sunday, November 27, 2016. “I try to make her feel comfortable, feel safe.” said Yanes. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Changing The Way We Look At Dementia

“It’s about increasing awareness and empathy so that if you encounter someone in the community who needs some help, you have some basic skills,” said Meredith Hanley, project lead for Dementia Friends USA.

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Fixing the Parks. Also, Omnibus Bill Passes Without Dream Act.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 PROGRAM # 8291 12:00 PM PT Fixing the Parks. Green spaces and parks are known to help reduce health costs and combat asthma and diabetes. Still, only one third of people in the US can walk to a park within ten minutes. In Fresno, capital of the worst air pollution in the […]

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