Mandatory health insurance for international students not comprehensive

I recently wrote about international student health insurance (below). What has your experience been? What do you do when you have to see a dentist? Or when insurance doesn’t cover your ailment? Please share in comments below. When the twenty-two-year-old student’s heart started racing, she figured that she was just fatigued after a long day … Continue reading


Black women and young women most affected by new breast cancer guidelines

The Black Women’s Health Imperative, a health advocacy group, has called the new recommendations for delaying the start of mammograms until age 50 a death sentence to black women. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), published a report this month detailing new recommendations for breast cancer. In its assessment the taskforce found insufficient evidence … Continue reading

africa / Economy / Refugees

African Development Center moves to bigger home in Minneapolis

Ten years ago, just a handful of African immigrants tricklied into the Twin Cities. In 2009, conservative estimates put the number of African immigrants at about 100,000. On the West Bank and in suburbs like Brooklyn Park, they are becoming part of the fabric of their communities. Sixteen years ago, Hussein Samatar, a refugee from … Continue reading