• desert Health

    Growing Up in a Health Desert

    Nov 19, 2015

    Olivia Rodriguez

    A recent study shows a growing gap between Latinos and the number of Spanish speaking doctors available to serve them. In the majority Latino Eastern Coachella Valley, health access is made worse by the fact that there is no hospital here.
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    Growing Up in a Health Desert

    Nov 19, 2015

    Olivia Rodriguez

    A recent study shows a growing gap between Latinos and the number of Spanish speaking doctors available to serve them. In the majority Latino Eastern Coachella Valley, health access is made worse by the fact that there is no hospital here.
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    Losing My Friend to Suicide, and No One's Talking About It

    Oct 26, 2015

    Amalia Lopez

    It’s easy to forget that we are mortal until someone in your life disappears. <br/> My first encounter with youth depression came during my sophomore year in high school. I was only a witness and yet its impact was powerful enough to rip my life apart.
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    Losing My Friend to Suicide, and No One's Talking About It

    Oct 26, 2015

    Amalia Lopez

    It’s easy to forget that we are mortal until someone in your life disappears. <br/> My first encounter with youth depression came during my sophomore year in high school. I was only a witness and yet its impact was powerful enough to rip my life apart.
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  • nora_health4all Health

    My Summer Spreading The #Health4All Message

    Sep 15, 2015

    Nora Ramirez

    South Kern is home to many farmworkers who lack access to health care. After I learned that many undocumented residents also lacked knowledge about programs that may benefit them or their families, I decided to spend part of my summer vacation doing something about it.
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    My Summer Spreading The #Health4All Message

    Sep 15, 2015

    Nora Ramirez

    South Kern is home to many farmworkers who lack access to health care. After I learned that many undocumented residents also lacked knowledge about programs that may benefit them or their families, I decided to spend part of my summer vacation doing something about it.
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  • e-cigarette Health

    Teens who Try E-cigarettes are More Likely to Smoke, USC Study Finds

    Aug 19, 2015

    Boyle Heights Beat Reporter's

    Teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking regular cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, Boyle Heights Beat reports.
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    Teens who Try E-cigarettes are More Likely to Smoke, USC Study Finds

    Aug 19, 2015

    Boyle Heights Beat Reporter's

    Teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking regular cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, Boyle Heights Beat reports.
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    What One Organization Is Doing To Reduce HIV/AIDS In Long Beach

    Jun 23, 2015

    CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters

    Getting tested can be scary. But as National HIV Testing Day is this Saturday, June 27, VoiceWaves spoke to one Long Beach group that is working to make a difference in prevention locally.
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    What One Organization Is Doing To Reduce HIV/AIDS In Long Beach

    Jun 23, 2015

    CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters

    Getting tested can be scary. But as National HIV Testing Day is this Saturday, June 27, VoiceWaves spoke to one Long Beach group that is working to make a difference in prevention locally.
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    Fix Long Beach Offers Low-Cost Pet Services

    May 19, 2015

    Ben Novotny

    When Denise Ritchie and her daughter moved into their new apartment on an unexpectedly cold day, they heard crying from the unit down below. What they found was an abandoned dog with nothing but a bowl of water.The two decided to adopt the dog and named him Winkie. But paying for the necessary procedures to take care of him posed a challenge.
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    Fix Long Beach Offers Low-Cost Pet Services

    May 19, 2015

    Ben Novotny

    When Denise Ritchie and her daughter moved into their new apartment on an unexpectedly cold day, they heard crying from the unit down below. What they found was an abandoned dog with nothing but a bowl of water.The two decided to adopt the dog and named him Winkie. But paying for the necessary procedures to take care of him posed a challenge.
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  • comfort station Health

    15 Years Later, Comfort Station for Farmworkers a Reality

    Feb 06, 2015

    Amber Amaya and Ivan Valenzuela

    A new structure being built in Mecca, Calif. will provide field workers a safe place to shower and do laundry. The comfort station fulfills a promise Riverside County made 15 years ago to provide a permanent comfort station in this unincorporated community in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
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    15 Years Later, Comfort Station for Farmworkers a Reality

    Feb 06, 2015

    Amber Amaya and Ivan Valenzuela

    A new structure being built in Mecca, Calif. will provide field workers a safe place to shower and do laundry. The comfort station fulfills a promise Riverside County made 15 years ago to provide a permanent comfort station in this unincorporated community in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
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  • agua4all Health

    Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    Jan 29, 2015

    Amber Amaya

    Agua 4 All, a pilot project that aims to bring clean drinking water to rural communities across California, launched Wednesday at the San Jose Community Center in Thermal, Calif.
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    Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley

    Jan 29, 2015

    Amber Amaya

    Agua 4 All, a pilot project that aims to bring clean drinking water to rural communities across California, launched Wednesday at the San Jose Community Center in Thermal, Calif.
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  • Robert Health

    #FeelBetter: How Hardcore Music Helps Me Cope with Depression

    Jan 14, 2015

    Alyssa Castro and Andres Reyes

    Robert Cervantez, 19, says he’s been dealing with feelings of depression since middle school. After Robert began resorting to self-harm as a coping mechanism, his family tried conventional therapy but it didn’t seem to help. Ultimately, it was a particular brand of music and the community around it that provided him a much needed cathartic outlet.
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    #FeelBetter: How Hardcore Music Helps Me Cope with Depression

    Jan 14, 2015

    Alyssa Castro and Andres Reyes

    Robert Cervantez, 19, says he’s been dealing with feelings of depression since middle school. After Robert began resorting to self-harm as a coping mechanism, his family tried conventional therapy but it didn’t seem to help. Ultimately, it was a particular brand of music and the community around it that provided him a much needed cathartic outlet.
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  • depressed college student Health

    What It’s Like To Navigate College When You’re Depressed

    Jan 07, 2015

    Wendy Menjivar

    As Sunday night arrives most college students prepare their backpacks with books for the coming week. For Cal State Long Beach Student Rachel Keeney, she takes her dosage of Zoloft as she packs her materials and gets ready for bed. Keeney suffers from depression.
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    What It’s Like To Navigate College When You’re Depressed

    Jan 07, 2015

    Wendy Menjivar

    As Sunday night arrives most college students prepare their backpacks with books for the coming week. For Cal State Long Beach Student Rachel Keeney, she takes her dosage of Zoloft as she packs her materials and gets ready for bed. Keeney suffers from depression.
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