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Giving thanks

The following locations will serve meals on Thanksgiving Day. Most serve food early. For more locations near you, call 211.

First AME church shows appreciation to Rev. and Mrs. ‘J’ Edgar Boyd

More than 350 members of First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME) were on hand for a spirit-filled, outdoor reception to welcome Senior Minister “J” Edgar Boyd for another year at the helm of the 142 year-old congregation.

‘Water Year’ off to slow start; San Diego goes ‘toilet-to-tap’

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported this week that the brief rains in central and northern California were not nearly enough to provide relief to three years of extensive dry weather. In fact, the state’s water reservoirs are at critically low ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Triple negative breast cancer impacts women of color

Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope ...

Could you have sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule that delivers oxygen to blood cells throughout the body.

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