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Venus Foods recalls pork sausage products

Venus Foods Inc., is recalling approximately 25,380 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not ...

FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat

Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human food.

Doctor’s office building coming to MLK campus

For the first time in its long history, the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus is poised to get a medical office building to house physicians as well as other healthcare providers as part of a broader plan to transform ...

Mini donuts recalled by Walgreens

Walgreen Co. is recalling Nice! Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts, because it has received consumer complaints alleging that mold was observed on some products. Consumers in possession of this product should return the product to any Walgreens store for a full ...

Vaccinations: Losing the option to opt out

Singer Chaka Khan’s sister, Tammy McCrary, believes there is a link between her 17-year-old son’s autism and a measles mumps and rubella (MMR) shot a pediatrician gave him when he was a two-year-old toddler. Before agreeing, with reluctance, to the ...

Heart and Stroke Ball planned

It’s not a secret: African Americans are affected by heart disease and other related illnesses more than any other racial group. In an effort to bring awareness to this issue, the American Heart Association will host its second annual Los ...

Sensational seafood on the grill

The fresh, enticing flavors of the sea are calling. This summer, amp up your outdoor dining experience with recipes that offer a nutritious and delicious alternative to garden-variety grilled fare like burgers and steaks. Low in fat and sodium, and ...

Sickle Cell Disease Foundation raises funds for Camp Crescent Moon

More than 500 people attended the fifth annual Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California Walk-a-Thon this past Saturday at Los Angeles Southwest College. The purpose of the event was to raise $50,000 to send children affected by sickle-cell disease to ...

Fitness zones are providing locals an alternative to gyms

Many Los Angeles residents are hitting the local parks for their resistance training. But instead of lifting heavy weights or laboring away on expensive machines that have cables attached to steel plates, the equipment at the parks use good ole ...

Few sickle cell patients recieve beneficial drug

Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study.

Salad season is here

Yes, salads are year-round staples, but when the weather turns warm, they take on a more prominent position on menus.

Refreshing garden goodness

Though it may be weeks or even months before you can enjoy the bounty of a flourishing garden, you can get a jump on your craving for fresh veggies with ingredients that deliver the same refreshingly wholesome flavors.

Asthma rates similar among Black children in urban, rural areas

Asthma rates are essentially identical among Black children living in Detroit and rural Georgia, researchers report. The finding challenges the common belief that living in a city boosts the chances of developing the respiratory condition, the study authors said.

Black women less likely to struggle with depression than Whites

Black women are much less likely to report suffering from depression than White women are, a new study suggests.

L.A. Controller audits paramedic billing

Los Angelese City Controller Ron Galperin released an audit of the City of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) billings and collections processes. The report found that billing a larger share of insurance providers, together with the expansion ...