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Health fair at Dorsey High

The First Annual Community Health, Wellness, and Resource Fair was held at Dorsey High School this past Saturday. The purpose of the event was to bring health awareness to students and the community.

Is your doctor hiding something from you?

A bill that would require medical practitioners to notify their patients if they are on probation for serious infractions moved forward this week after winning approval from a California senate committee.

‘Superbug’ thrives in treatment plants in Los Angeles

A growing number of studies show that sewage treatment plants are not killing the superbugs embedded in the millions of gallons of raw sewage being released by Southern California hospitals into municipal sewers,

New bill could tax soft drinks

A Santa Monica Assemblyman and two other legislators introduced a bill Wednesday that would impose a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California, although similar efforts have failed to

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases rise in L.A. County

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise across the nation,

Physicians say the same things to Black and White patients, but nonverbal cues show bias

Physicians give less compassionate nonverbal cues when treating seriously ill Black patients compared with their White counterparts,

‘Walkable’ neighborhoods boost heart health, stamina

Two new studies suggest that your heart health may depend, at least in part, on the sidewalks and public transportation available in the community where you live.

Breast cancer equally common now among Blacks, Whites

Breast cancer is now as common among Black women as among Whites, although Black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society (ACS) report says.

Covered California targets African Americans, Latinos

Covered California still faces a major challenge enrolling African Americans and Latinos as the state’s health insurance exchange launches its third open-enrollment period Nov. 1.

Breast cancer guidelines change

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently published a new breast cancer screening guideline for women at average risk for developing breast cancer in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Covered California unveils new campaign to attract more Black enrollees

Covered California will launch its third enrollment period this weekend with an increased focus on African American enrollment. The state’s heathcare exchange has not attracted a sufficient amount of Black enrollees and will introduce a new marketing and outreach campaign ...

‘America’s Biggest Health Fair’ arrives at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Walmart has made a commitment to make healthcare and healthier food more affordable and accessible, and the company showcased these efforts last Saturday at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza with their “America’s Biggest Health Fair” event.

Anyone can get skin cancer; learn how to protect the skin you’re in

You may have heard that people with light skin, light-colored hair, and blue or green eyes have a greater risk for developing skin cancer. But did you know that people with darker skin are at risk for skin cancer too? ...

Love at first crunch: How crickets could be the future of food

Eleven years ago, a series of health concerns forced me to leave my carnivorous ways behind. Since then, I've been one of those annoying people to dine with, vacillating between being vegan and vegetarian before finally landing in the world ...

Mayor launches program to target homelessness

Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday announced what he said are the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house ...