"He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance. Otherwise, he is underinsured. Despite chronic poverty that cries out for relief, he often slips through the cracks of a frayed social safety net. Medicaid, focused on pregnant women and children, rarely includes him. He bears a disparate burden of disease. He dies early and struggles frequently against structures that render him invisible."
Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:28
EarthTalk®, E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening?-- Jim Merrill, Provo, UT
Global warming isn't just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
A new cessation program introduced to help tobacco users quit
Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:21
ClearWay Minnesota recently launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. The new services now include free access to text messages, email support, a downloadable quit guide and free "starter kits," which provide a two-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help tobacco users quit. In addition, tobacco users can now speak to a quit coach over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support and help quitting.
Aftermath of the grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, the Adrian Peterson controversy, and the treatment of Minnesota State Sens. Bobby Joe Champion and Jeff Hayden by the local media. Guests: Rev. Randolph Staten, Rev. Alfred Babington-Johnson, Reyes Romero, Dr. Paulette Sankofa, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis.