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Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

USDA says 1 million fewer students are eating federal lunches since 2012

Know Your Digits

The Community Health Councils recently kicked off a new campaign designed to help county residents know their blood pressure facts.

Hearing set for Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles

The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles (PHLA) is scheduled to go before the City Planning Commission today to make a recommendation to the City Council on whether this plan should be adopted or not. If adopted, the PHLA will ...

When depression affects your kids

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

Back-to-School & Family Health Fair planned in Compton

Families are invited to attend the Back-to-School & Family Health Fair in Compton this Saturday, Aug. 9. Moms will watch as health professionals give their children dental screenings.

WIC celebrates anniversary

On Aug. 9, the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program will host a back-to-school family health fair at the Compton WIC center, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will concentrate on children's health and the importance of breastfeeding during a ...

American woman infected with Ebola arrives in U.S.

Nancy Writebol's family says it was making funeral plans for her last week as she lay stricken with Ebola in Liberia amid the disease's deadliest recorded outbreak.

Ebola is here: 5 reasons not to panic

Donald Trump is tweeting that "We should not be importing (Ebola) to our homeland."

Hepatitis has major impact on Blacks

Like so many other medical maladies, hepatitis C (HCV) is having a disproportionate impact on African Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which joined forces with National African American Hepatitis C Action Day on July ...

Free whooping cough shots offered

With a new compliance law in effect, officials from local school districts are reminding parents and guardians that all students entering seventh grade will need proof of a T-dap booster (whooping cough) shot before starting school. DTap boosters are available ...

High blood pressure may protect the very old from dementia

New research suggests high blood pressure may not be all bad. Elevated levels might help to stave off mental decline among the extreme elderly, a U.C. Irvine study suggests.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise

Tuberculosis cases have been on the rise, primarily among the homeless, but there are plenty of county hospital beds for those who need to be quarantined, health officials told the Board of Supervisors this week.

Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals.

Low Vitamin D levels linked to high blood pressure

Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study published online June 25 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Obamacare failing for Blacks, says new report

According to a recent survey, the Black population is not benefiting from Obamacare as compared to other demographic groups.

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