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Oct 31st

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Children demand real child health reform legislation in Congress for all children

As legislators on Capitol Hill make crucial decisions right now to reform America's broken health care system, thousands of children across the country raised their voices demanding health coverage for all children during the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® annual National Day of Social Action. A summer literacy enrichment model, the CDF Freedom Schools® program provides free summer and after-school reading and cultural enrichment programs for thousands of children at sites from California to Maryland and from Minnesota to Texas and Florida. Each child is required to engage in a service activity. They also are empowered to be an active citizen and raise their voices for just treatment for themselves and others. All learn about the vital role children played in the Civil Rights Movement in ending legal segregation in our country.
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Bridget's battle

Desni and Bob Crock want their two-year-old daughter Bridget to have everything she needs to fight the rare cancer that's attacking her lung, but they find themselves fighting a second battle at the same time—a battle to survive financially because of soaring health care costs.
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AIDS activists not surprised by D.C.’s No. 1 ranking

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Given the District of Columbia’s predominantly Black population, ignoring the AIDS epidemic for years and its large number of homosexuals, no one should be surprised that the nation’s capital has the highest AIDS rate in the United States, a leading AIDS activist says.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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(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.
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