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Stories by Viji Sundaram
Viji Sundaram is the Healthcare Editor at New America Media.
Cavities, Cavities, in Kids' Mouths—and Not an Affordable Dentist to Be Found
Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: New America Media
“In California, we have kids’ teeth rotting out of their heads,” said an independent reviewer of California's dental care.
California Bill Would Fund Trauma and Mental Health Services for Students
Posted on: Feb 1, 2016, Source: New America Media
California schools will once again be able to offer mental health programs for students if a newly introduced bill finds support.
What It Means For Your Health When Your State Refuses to Expand Medicaid
Posted on: Apr 20, 2015, Source: New America Media
Nearly 60 percent of African Americans and 40 percent of Latinos live in states that have not expanded the program.
Mental Health Patients Will No Longer Be Discriminated Against Under ACA
Posted on: Oct 6, 2013, Source: New American Media
When the Affordable Care Act fully unrolls, it will require insurers to offer mental health care benefits equal to physical health benefits.
California High Schools Scrap 'Plastic Foods' in Favor of Real Nutrition
Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: New America Media
In Escondido, school chefs are now cooking 10,000 meals a day from scratch, and seeing academic and behavioral improvement as a result.
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