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How to beat smoking, other bad habits with better self-control

Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even ...

Surprising signs you’re suffering from allergies and tips to manage them

When you think of seasonal allergies, sneezing may come to mind first. But there's a lot more to allergies than "achoo," say experts. According to allergist Dr. Myron Zitt, there are many ways allergies can manifest. Here are a few ...

June 27 is National HIV Test Day

Tomorrow is National HIV Test Day, and Blacks are still at high risk for contracting the disease. Following are facts to know: * More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

First asthma symposium set

Breathe California of Los Angeles County will hold its first asthma symposium May 5 in conjunction with the recognition of World Asthma Day. The two-hour event will be held at the California Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

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