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Thursday, den 14. March 2013

Right-wing media are furthering attacks on possible Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez by demonizing an immigrants’ rights organization he was involved with. But CASA is a respected Latino advocacy organization whose work helping immigrants has won a multitude of awards for outstanding community service.  The Associated Press  reported  on March 9 that President Obama is likely to nominate Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, to serve as the next Labor secretary.

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Saturday, den 12. January 2013

As President Obama gears up for a reinauguration that, right up to Election Day, conservatives truly believed would never happen, the right is trying to figure out what went wrong and what can be done to set things right. A schism has emerged between those who think Republicans and conservatives simply need to tweak their messaging (a majority of Republicans believe this ) versus those who think the party needs to update its policies (a majority of all Americans agree on this point). Both these factions get find their voice in separate columns from prominent conservatives today.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

An estimated 4,800 people will receive care from a free four-day Los Angeles health clinic next week, The Lead Type reports . The clinic will run from next Thursday to Sunday to provide a variety of health services — including immunizations, women’s health screenings, dental cleanings, and eye exams — to Americans who don’t have medical insurance and can’t usually access this type of care: Some people began lining up as early as Friday to ensure they obtain a wristband, which will be required for admission to the clinic. Distribution of the wristbands is expected to begin at 1 p.m.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

The average American child consumes about 270 calories from sugary soft drinks and juices each day, which adds up to a total of about 7 trillion calories each year , according to a Harvard researcher. At the Obesity Society’s annual meeting last week, Dr.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

In a major shift within the employer-sponsored health benefit model, Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. will begin offering employees a choice of health plans on “corporate exchanges” beginning in 2013

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

A new wave of anti-obesity ads launched this week in Minnesota is gaining new criticism for shaming parents instead of helping to address the nation’s obesity crisis.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

What do you get when you combine the tech industry with the health care industry? One answer is “ mHealth ,” which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines as “the use of mobile and wireless devices to improve health outcomes, healthcare services, and health research.” Mashable estimates that there are about 40,000 mobile health apps currently available for tablets and smartphones — comprised of a wide range of apps that can help patients access their health records electronically, log exercise time, monitor blood pressure levels, track pregnancies, and check nearby pollen levels, among other things

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Thursday, den 27. September 2012

Of the least-insured metropolitan areas in the United States, seven of the top ten fall in states where the Governor has refused to accept the expansion of the Medicaid program offered up under Obamacare. Texas Gov.

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Thursday, den 27. September 2012

One of the advertisements researchers believe are disproportionately reaching black youth A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health points out that — despite the fact that African-American youth drink less alcohol than youths from other racial groups — African-Americans between the ages of 12 and 20 are disproportionately exposed to greater amounts of alcohol advertising . The study’s authors note that black youth tend to consume more media, which contributes to their increased exposure, but research also suggests that alcohol advertising is specifically targeted at African-American teens. The study notes that there are other factors — particularly religious commitment, ethnic identity, and socioeconomic status — that impact youths’ decision about whether or not to drink alcohol, and marketing campaigns represent just one influencer among many

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Thursday, den 27. September 2012

Coinciding with World Contraception Day , former President Bill Clinton announced on Wednesday a new agreement that will reduce the price of long-acting birth control for millions of women worldwide. The trade deal, announced jointly with the Clinton Foundation and several world leaders at the UN, will cut the price of Bayer-manufactured progestrogen implants by half or more in exchange for a six-year purchasing commitment.

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