A panel of African American doctors are calling on President Barack Obama to ban the sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes. The physicians cited government data that indicates that the flavored cigarettes are heavily preferred and marketed to Black smokers.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) will host one of the largest meetings for patients, where leading prostate cancer physicians and specialists share insights on the latest research and treatment.
The newly merged Providence St. Joseph Health system announced this week a $100 million initiative to pay for mental health counseling and research in California and six other states.
Millions of Californians are newly eligible for a health care benefit that could determine the treatment they receive in their final days - and most don’t know it.
Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), ranking member of the Financial Services Committee and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, sent a letter to Mary Anne Penner, director of stamp services at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), urging ...
Cedars-Sinai has been tapped to play a critical role in bolstering the country’s front line of defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant announced Tuesday.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. While it’s best to stop as early as possible, kicking the smoking habit at any age will enhance the length and quality of your life.
The Los Angeles Unified School District was awarded nearly $1 million to inform eligible students about opportunities to sign up for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health announced this week.
Bolstered by the federal health care reform law, the number of low-income kids getting full health coverage in California continues to grow, as it does in the nation as a whole, a recent study found.
Angelenos can take meaningful, personal steps to address L.A.’s homelessness crisis through Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new Welcome Home Project. The effort aims to recruit 100 residents to host gatherings of friends, neighbors, and colleagues and collect household supplies for formerly ...
The federal government’s plan has drawn intense reaction and lobbying, and much of the debate centers on whether it gives too much power over drug prices to government regulators.
A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of before: mechanically tenderized. This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the ...
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has put a focus on making his community healthier, and he brought out many community organizations and elected officials to assist him at the Crenshaw Health Fest which was held this past Saturday at the Baldwin Hills ...
We’ve made great progress treating people who are infected with HIV, but if they get cancer they’re less likely to get the care they need, a recent study found.
Since becoming the pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in 2011, Pastor Shane B. Scott has been preaching about a healthy lifestyle