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Articles by Viji Sundaram

Youth Depression a ‘Tough Pill’ for Indian American Parents to Swallow

For one young Indian American, taboos around depression led to years of suffering in silence.
category Family/Inter-generational News

Over 10,000 Californians to Lose Health Coverage

Some Californians who purchased insurance on the exchange are in danger of losing their health plan.
category Health

Majority of California Voters Support Health Care for the Undocumented

A majority of California voters support the expanding health coverage to include undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll.
categories HealthImmigrationPolitics

Lack of Asian-Language Materials on Exchanges Leaves Many AAPIs Uninsured, Say Advocates

Language barriers have left hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders uninsured.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

State’s Spurning of $6 million Could Hurt Medi-Cal Renewals

California turned down a $6 million grant to keep those previously enrolled, as well as those newly enrolled poor people, on the state's Medicaid program.
categories HealthPolitics

Language Barrier Could Cost Asians Health Insurance

Notices from the CMS informing people they could lose their insurance if they don't provide proof of legal residence are in English and Spanish only.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

No Guidelines from State About DACA Medi-Cal Eligibility

The California Department of Health Care Services' failure to issue the guidelines has resulted in hundreds of young immigrants being turned away.
categories HealthImmigrationPolitics

Mental Health Issues in California Kids Go Largely Untreated

A new study shows more than 8.5 percent of California children have mental health needs, yet only a quarter receive timely mental health treatment.
categories HealthYouth

Study: Pets a Prescription for Health, Happiness Among Elders

UCLA researchers studying "best practices" for how to deliver holistic health care to seniors found pets were a big source of social support.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

In California, Health Care is Often Lost for Lack of Translation

With health care coverage expanded to an additional 2 million Californians through the Affordable Care Act, community clinics are seeing a need for interpreters like never before.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations
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