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Nov 28th


Health coverage: Making too little, making too much?

The James family in Fort Worth, Texas, should be celebrating right now. After losing his last job due to the difficult economy, Jason James, who worked as a supervisor at a warehouse company, had been searching for new employment for months. When he finally found a new position, his job offer coincided with wife Misty receiving a raise at her job. It was a happy time for the couple―until they realized that their combined income was now over the Texas Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) income limit for their family, $44,100 for a family of four or 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Joint Center joins with Congressional Tricaucus in seeking comprehensive healthcare reform

WASHINGTON—The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute joined leaders of the Congressional Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander Caucuses Tuesday in calling for significant attention to the health needs of communities of color as Congress considers comprehensive healthcare reform, saying otherwise, the health inequities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities will persist.

Minneapolis stroke survivor is 1 of 13 volunteers honored nationally by American Heart & Stroke Association

Minneapolis stroke survivor is 1 of 13 volunteers honored nationally by American Heart & Stroke AssociationWesley Moses, of Minneapolis, was one of 13 volunteers from around the country honored at the American Heart & Stroke Association’s annual Power To End Stroke – Power Awards in Atlanta on June 12.

On May 26, 2007, at the age of 48, Moses woke up with a numb left hand and a limp when he walked. He didn’t realize he had a stroke in his sleep.


(Health and Wellness) Recycling can be a way to save and protect the environment

Although recycling has been an environmental and health concern for numerous centuries, many people do not recycle.  Recycling can be a way to save and protect the environment.  Teaching our children about the value of recycling can only benefit generations to come.

Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In May 2008 the US House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD] and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group, was passed in recognition that:

(Health and Wellness) Water, carbohydrates, proteins and fat: Understanding the four essential nutrients

Being a person who is fascinated with health, I have always been curious as to why we need water, proteins, carbohydrates and fats; what are their benefits and how much do we need per day?  Most if not all of us have heard of these terms at some point or another, but do not fully understand them?  This article will give you more information that will hopefully answer the questions you have regarding water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Minnesotans in desperate need of public health care option

President Barack Obama held another Town Hall meeting on health care reform Wednesday, and Minnesota supporters of reform want Congress to listen. Eliot Seide, executive director of Minnesota AFSCME Council 5, says health care premiums have increased 90 percent in eight years, meaning 1 million Minnesotans pay more than 10 percent of their income on health care.
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