Hepatitis C Reaches Historic Highs: More Than 75% of Infected are Baby Boomers; Spending on HCV Treatment Predicted to Surge More Than 200% by 2015

Hepatitis C Reaches Historic Highs: More Than 75% of Infected are Baby Boomers; Spending on HCV Treatment Predicted to Surge More Than 200% by 2015

Reasoning’s, resolutions and frightening factoids about the escalating incidence of Hepatitis C, including populations most at risk; what is perpetuating the epidemic; devastating personal health and socioeconomic impacts; the ease, importance and availability of testing; curative treatment options; exorbitant drug costs now as high as $1,000 per pill; and important pending legislation

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Artesia on Our Minds -- Diary of an Immigration Detention Camp

Artesia on Our Minds — Diary of an Immigration Detention Camp

Earlier this month immigration attorney Helen Lawrence joined a team of 10 Bay Area lawyers for a week-long stint providing free legal aid to immigrant detainees being housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. The center holds between 400-500 inmates, all women and children who began arriving in July as part of a larger wave of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

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In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children

In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children

OAKLAND, Calif. — Edwin can hardly understand Spanish and is slowly learning English, but his biggest dilemma now is finding a way to save his mother from the violence in his native Guatemala, and how to pay the $7,000 he owes lawyers.

Edwin, 14, is a native Mam speaker (the Mayan language of his ethnic group). In spite of his youth, he has already made a dangerous escape from the gang violence of his homeland, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and spent two months in the El Centro Service Processing Center, an immigrant detention facility south of Los Angeles.

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Q&A: Understanding Ebola

Q&A: Understanding Ebola

Ed. Note: Since a 2-year-old child fell ill in Guinea last December, the Ebola virus has spread through West Africa, first with an outbreak that seemed to have died out in May and then with an explosive second wave of infections that spread throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Nigeria and Senegal have so far been able to stop the spread of the disease, as have the United States and Spain, but cases continue to multiply exponentially across West Africa. United Nations officials say 19,000 health care workers will be needed there by Dec. 1, when the large Ebola treatment centers being built there by the U.S. are up and running.

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Palliative Care: How Chinese Americans Find Comfort at Death’s Door

Photo: Article author Geoff Chin with his late father. NAM/American Commercial News/New America Media, News Feature, Geoff Chin In Chinese LOS ANGELES–My father was in a coma after his brain surgery due to some complications. The doctor wasn’t sure when he would awaken-if ever. My siblings and I were caught off-guard. During one of the…

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General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine

General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine

The Greek National Tourism Organization is responsible for promoting Greece as a worldwide destination. We strive to promote, the authentic Greek brand, by all suitable means, in the ever-changing competitive global environment. With our marketing strategy as a guideline, we communicate the unique Greek experience, while at the same time, following the current global trends we create synergies all over the world towards this end.

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