My old neighborhood of Beachwood is about three miles from the closest supermarket. There are only two corner stores that sell produce, and they are usually overpriced, have a small selection, and sometimes that produced isn’t refrigerated. Some people are forced to buy this food because they do not have transportation to go shop elsewhere.
Nearly 3,000 people in West Africa have died from the Ebola virus this year, the largest outbreak in history. About half of those deaths have been in Liberia. That’s brought the suffering to Minnesota, home to one of the largest Liberian enclaves in the U.S.
When I was a freshman, I had to take and pass a health / sex-ed class. But that requirement was cut two years ago because of funding constraints. Now, the lack of sexual health knowledge is clear on my campus.
In partnership with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations, Youth Radio’s Health & Wellness Department Interns went on a photo-walking tour around…
Rachel Swinehart, 18, has commandeered her family’s living room in Cedar Rapids Iowa, filling it with large, plastic tubs containing stuff like pink bedding and a coffee maker. She’s about to head off to Shenandoah College, a small arts school in Virginia. In many ways, organizing her stuff is the easy part. Talking about the risks of college life — that’s a bit harder.
“Ahek-ahe ahek-ahek” Just one sign that I know my lungs are shutting down. I was diagnosed with asthma as a baby. By the time I entered grade school, the emergency room became my second home. Since childhood, I’ve been to the emergency room over 50 times because of my uncontrollable asthma attacks.
For some people, picking out an outfit is as simple as throwing on a shirt and putting on a pair of jeans. But 16-year-old Youth Radio Reporter Dani Tarver is not one of them. By 5 o’clock in the morning, she’s already “late” for her daily routine getting ready for school.
Whether it’s in response to California’s recent drought, or just to be economical, here are seven weird ways young people, like me and my peers, are saving water today.
A crew of young health professionals visited Youth Radio on June 12th to speak on a Health Careers Panel for interns aspiring to pursue a career in health.