Free ADHD lecture planned at AV Hospital

Although the recognition of ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) Awareness Month...

Free flu shots in Culver City

Free flu vaccinations are available from 9-11 a.m. Oct 25...

Women’s health expo in Carson

The city of Carson and the Carson Citizens Cultural Arts Foundation will host...

Breast Cancer More Lethal For Black Women Than Whites Because of Insurance Coverage

Differences in insurance are a major reason why Black women are more likely to...

Center to promote ‘health equity’

Los Angeles County health officials have launched the...

Striking out Sickle Cell

The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation celebrated the one-year anniversary of a new...

Federal audit gives California bad marks on monitoring foster youth

The federal government has given California bad marks on monitoring the well-being of children in foster care.

Coalition declares ‘HIV war’

The Coaliton of Mental Health Professionals Inc. reports that there are more than 52,000 people living in Los Angeles with HIV and half of them take advantage of healthcare. About 16 percent of those infected don't know that they are, ...

New poll tracks perceptions of Sickle Cell disease among Blacks

Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University have announced results from a new national poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around Sickle Cell disease (SCD) among African Americans.

Centinela Medical Center receives ‘Seal of Approval’

Centinela Medical Center in Inglewood has announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart

Jenesse Center launches Purple Purse fundraiser for domestic violence

Since 1980, Jenesse Center Inc. has been helping families to escape and overcome the trauma of domestic violence.

Women’s health group celebrates its 20th year

Black Women for Wellness (BWW) on Oct. 19 will host an anniversary celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. at Traxx Restaurant at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, 800 N. Alameda St.

Woman awarded $417 million in Johnson & Johnson suit

A Los Angeles jury this week awarded $417 million to an ovarian cancer patient who alleged her disease was caused by the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

Medical group advocates for increased Black breastfeeding

This week marks the fifth annual Black Breastfeeding Week, a health awareness program presented by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) based in Washington, D.C. The NACCHO has launched an initiative, R.O.S.E. (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere), ...

Sickle cell researcher honored

The County Board of Supervisors this week honored a researcher who developed the first drug approved in the U.S. to treat sickle cell disease in children. Pioneering hematologist Dr. Yutaka Niihara—who works at county-operated Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a nonprofit ...