Mexico sends the most immigrants to the U.S., and is arguably the foreign country that has the most at stake should comprehensive immigration reform pass Congress. For many Mexicans, the most anticipated part of reform is the chance to reunite with family members living in the U.S. without papers who they haven't seen for years, and in some cases, decades.
Kim Jong Un came into power in North Korea after the 2011 death of his father, Kim Jong-il, but in a recent article for The Atlantic, journalist Donald Kirk suggests that Kim Jong Un may not actually be calling the shots.
Aside from the difficulty of surgery, being an amputee may also prove challenging for these patients to navigate the world of private insurance, which can have spotty coverage for advanced prosthetic devices.
Many residents of South L.A struggle with chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure but don't know how to deal with them. While they need a doctor's care, its often difficult to find one at community clinics, leaving the bulk of the care administered by another type of healthcare worker .
Marcelo Suarez -Orozco, Dean of U.C.L.A.'s Graduate School of Education, has spent a good chunk of his career studying how immigrants kids adapt to society here. He co-wrote, with his wife and colleague Carola, an op-ed about it this week in the New York Times.
California's Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a new tool on Tuesday, to help pinpoint communities that may be particularly vulnerable to pollution. It's the first environmental index of its kind in the nation, measuring a broad range of pollutants and health indicators in every zip code across the state.