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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.

Sam’s Club to hold free diabetes screenings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and of those, 8.1 million are still undiagnosed. Further, there continues to be a large number of adults (86 million) aged ...

Adults with diabetes

A recent national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that most American adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives to protect against diseases like pertussis, hepatitis, shingles, and pneumococcal disease. Some ...

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.