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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.

Who are the American Ebola patients?

As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus.

Coming soon: Help with the ‘re-up’

Individuals and families that are having issues renewing Medi-Cal coverage can count on more assistance in 2015.

MLK Hospital partners with Triple Step Toward the Cure

With the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) has partnered with non profit organization Triple Step Toward the Cure to raise awareness about an aggressive form of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer ...

Dallas Ebola patient identified

Thomas Eric Duncan is the man being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital for Ebola, his half-brother, Wilfred Smallwood, told CNN's Danielle Garcia. Duncan is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Donate blood with the Red Cross in support of organ transplant

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month in October.

New guidelines for sickle cell disease

An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disorder.

New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

On the day the new Ebola clinic in Liberia opened, ambulances waited outside. Inside the ambulances were desperately ill patients who had come for treatment but instead would be left to lie on the ground as others walked by.

Care Harbor LA offers free healthcare to thousands

It’s been three years since Kameron Lyons, 21, has seen a dentist. The Cal State University Long Beach senior says that she has suffered through extreme pain in her mouth for the last three months that prevents her from eating ...

HHS announces $60 million in grants to help consumers navigate healthcare Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. ...

Water bond measure set, will appear on November ballot

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) board this week threw its support behind a $7.5 billion water bond that will appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill may be a crucial step for the state to survive the continuing drought.

New burden to shoulder

Nineteen-year-old Diyon Clark has relied on the state’s medical insurance safety net all of his life.