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Flu during the holidays—not a pretty picture

One infant has already died from the flu since mid October, and the flu season hasn’t even reached its peak. The greatest flu activity in this country occurs between December and February.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital initiates community health program ‘Know Your Basics’

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) recently announced the launch of the Know Your Basics Community Wellness Campaign on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The six-month campaign will provide health screenings and enrollment events at 23 ...

Dinner tips for picky eaters

When it comes to promoting a healthy diet, it can be difficult to convince children to eat their fruits and vegetables. The last thing you want to do is take away from quality family time by persuading picky eaters to ...

Don’t turn a blind eye

Today, diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States or more than 9 percent of the population. In addition, another 86 million American adults—more than one out of three individuals—have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at ...

Community calls on Price

The South Central Neighborhood Council presented a resolution to 9th District Councilman Curren Price calling on him to introduce a motion in the city council directing the Los Angeles Police Department to release the autopsy reports of Ezell Ford and ...

A new twist on a traditional holiday recipe

Everyone loves traditional holiday fare—mom’s stuffing, grandma’s sugar cookies, or that best-kept secret recipe that keeps friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?

Nurse's discharge leaves one Ebola case in U.S., though larger battle continues

A nurse's release Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital leaves a single person in the United States now battling Ebola, though she and others—including President Barack Obama—stressed the fight against the deadly virus isn't over.

Savor pumpkin pie spice all season long

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors—pumpkin pie spice.

Hairdo trumps exercise for many Black women, study finds

Many Black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.

USC introduces new Center for Convergent Bioscience

USC president and prominent philanthropist C. L. Max Nikias and newly recruited scientists today will inaugurate a new era in bioscience research on USC’s campus with the construction of a facility that will fast-track advances in health.

Foundation offers health grants

The California Wellness Foundation has launched a new Advancing Wellness grants program that will focus on three interconnected goals—Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. The grants program ...

Turkey Talk: Take leftovers beyond a sandwich

After spending hours roasting your turkey to perfection, it (and you) deserves more than a sandwich the day after. With a little creative pre-shopping and stocking of refrigerators and cupboards, you can take your day-two turkey from boring to amazing—and ...

Blood donations needed before the holiday decline

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

Time to review your Medicare coverage

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.

Fun family meals in minutes

Make dinnertime simple, delicious and fun by using different proteins, such as shrimp, for tried-and-true dishes like tacos, pasta or even slider sandwiches.

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