Tag Archives: health care

Slideshow: Top news stories of 2009

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Associated Press had the very cool idea of allowing Facebook users to weigh in on its annual “Top Stories” list this year. When AP-member editors release their top ten picks for the year’s most important stories in a couple of weeks, the public’s list will be released, too. The differences will be interesting. “Important” […]

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8 Years Later, 9/11 Questions Still Linger

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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The week before last I attended a rally held by Beyond Ground Zero and 9/11 Environmental Action to announce the results of a survey of lower Manhattan residents to gauge the lingering health effects of 9/11. Though the survey was limited in scope – only about 211 respondents – the real reason for the rally […]

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One risky vaccine.

Posted on 07. Oct, 2009 by .

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Flu viruses take a ride on cilia in the human body (photo courtesy National Geographic) The flu. Who doesn’t expect to catch it at some point in the flu season? In mid-September the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the newest vaccine against the flu. This time it was for the infamous H1N1, or swine flu. Doctors and health […]

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HELP!! I'm in My Twenties and Uninsured

Posted on 27. Sep, 2009 by .

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The healthcare debate is crucial for many twenty-somethings who are struggling with no insurance. Most of them have either been dropped from their parent’s coverage or are unemployed and cannot afford to buy the high premiums insurance companies charge. New Yorker Chris Prentice is no exception. [audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/87/files/2009/09/healthcare-voxpop1.mp3] Peggy Truong, a Canadian citizen, is satisfied with […]

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Look Who Showed up to the Healthcare Debate: Jesus

Posted on 19. Sep, 2009 by .

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[First of all this is Dan Chung… my legal name is Yong so get over it :p.] There is one sure sign that the United States is entrenched in heated debate: Jesus shows up. It is true for the current health care debate. “I believe Jesus would vote yes for a public option but some […]

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David Brooks Says It's Not About Race

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .

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“It’s not about race,” says David Brooks in a Times Op Ed today prompted by the recent anti-government protests at the capitol. Many have argued the gatherings showcased a thinly-veiled racism, and that Obama’s skin as much as his policy motivated protesters with placards voicing opposition for a public option or big government. President Jimmy […]

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the newsmap: picturing the big picture

Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by .

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Images speak to us. If they didn’t, public discussion of the ethics of publishing war photos or images of torture would hardly warrant mention. But in all the talk of images and visual culture, we sometimes forget how sophisticated design and imagery shape our lives. Imagery need not be photographic to have a great impact. […]

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