Asthma: It Can Take Your Breath Away!

By SOLEDAD AGUILAR-COLON, age 11 Children getting their breathing tested for asthma. PHOTO: Long Beach Public Library Asthma is a lung disease that causes breathing difficulty. Scientists have proven that pollution is a major cause of asthma. Pollution can be any...

Philippines Finally Passes Health Bill for Women

By LILY COOK, age 15 PHOTO: Facebook/RH Bill Portal After a decade-long struggle for women’s basic reproductive rights in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino signed a reproductive health care bill to take effect in January 2013. The bill will ensure that...

President Obama’s Record

By AMANDA VENDER It has been two years since President Barack Obama was elected. Let’s take a look at the promises he made on four key issues and what he has accomplished so far. Healthcare 2008 Promise: Affordable health insurance for all; no one will be rejected...

Healthcare Reform Becomes Law

By CARLI M. SMITH The new healthcare reform law may bring the number of uninsured Americans down to 14 million. In March, 2010, the Healthcare Reform Bill was signed into law. But, the law that passed is different from the President’s original proposal. Congress...