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 By Viji Sundaram    News    December 4, 2012

No-Cost Health Care Plan Takes Burden Off Low-Income

BERKELEY, Calif. – A routine physical in 2004 at LifeLong Medical Care, a community health center in West Berkeley, showed Kelly Parker, unemployed and uninsured for almost two years, that she was overweight and had diabetes. Doctors at the center quickly put Parker, then 30, on medications, urged her to go on a diet and...


As End Nears, Cancer Patient Struggles With Cost of Long Term Care

ALBANY, Calif. – The long and hard-fought battle Eileen Hadidian has been waging against bone cancer for more than 10 years seems to be drawing to a close. Doctors earlier this month said she is probably just a few days, or maybe even just a few hours, away from death. When that happens, the 64-year-old Lebanese American woman will become just another statistic in a health...

 By Viji Sundaram    News    November 6, 2012

Popular School Meal Program Eschews "Plastic Foods" for Fresher Fare

ESCONDIDO, Calif. – It’s lunchtime at San Pasqual High, and students file out of the cafeteria carrying trays of food laden with items that would have made First Lady Michelle Obama proud: a southwestern salad of black beans, salsa, mixed green lettuce, corn, shredded chicken, a carton of milk and baked corn chips. Those who had opted for the oriental salad had pieces of...


Will Natarajan Be the First Indian American Mayor of Fremont, Ca?

FREMONT, Calif. – A clipboard in hand, wearing a black blouse, jeans and sneakers and with a pencil tucked behind her ear, mayoral candidate Anu Natarajan spent a recent Sunday precinct walking, like she has been doing for several weeks now, a handful of “Team Anu” volunteers in tow. She was hitting the homes of the still...

 By Viji Sundaram    News    October 15, 2012

Pesticides Harm Kids' Health and Intelligence, Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO – Exposure to pesticides is one key reason why children today are more likely to have a wide range of such diseases and disorders as cancer, autism, birth defects and asthma than children of a generation ago, according a study released yesterday. ‘We have waited much, much too long to make the health of our children our national priority,” lamented Kristin...


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