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With Covered California, reaching out on L.A. College campuses

With the Feb. 15 deadline for open enrollment in Covered California fast approaching, teams from Dakota Communications were on the campus of Los Angeles City College this week

Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

AIDS/HIV awareness efforts continue

With African Americans accounting for almost half (44 percent) of all people living wth HIV/AIDS in the United States and Black males ages 13-24 representing the highest percentages of new HIV infections (38 percent), National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held ...

Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases

The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.

Vaccinations are best way to prevent infectious diseases

Measles, whooping cough, influenza and other infectious diseases were once believed to be largely contained and/or erradicated in America. Now some parents, teachers and medical pratictioners are at odds over what are the best safeguards against communicable illness while maintaining ...

New Healthvana app launches in time for National Black HIVAwareness Day

National Black HIV Awareness Day is on Feb. 7 and the CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year. A simple, life-saving tool is Healthvana – a Yelp-like health app that helps users find free ...

Nationwide 9.5 million persons signed up for health insurance

Nationwide, 9.5 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace through the second month of 2015 open enrollment, according to a report released Tuesday by the United States Department of ...

Young sickle cell patients gain alternative treatment to blood transfusions

For young sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients at the highest risk of stroke, a daily dose of the medication hydroxyurea provides management of the disease that is just as effective as monthly blood transfusions, without the issues of iron overload ...

California measles outbreak grows to 68 cases

The measles outbreak in California is growing. The number of cases has increased to 68, with 48 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, state health officials reported Friday.

Three Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Reluctant to embrace Brussels sprouts? "I grew up eating them overcooked and thought they were horrible," admits Judy Simon, RD, CD. She's a clinical dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. But when she moved to Washington, ...

Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day

By the end of today, an average of six people will have died from alcohol poisoning, and it's a "surprising group" that's dying more than any other, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Save time on holiday meal prep

With so many holiday dishes requiring time-consuming special preparation, you may find yourself looking for ways to shave a little time. The key is to buy back precious minutes without sacrificing the taste and quality your loved ones expect when ...

Covered California unveils latest efforts to boost Black enrollment

Thousands of Angelinos each week continue to enroll in California Covered, the Golden State’s version of the Affordable Care Act, but African Americans locally remain just on the fringe of regular health care services, even as the process is being ...

Kids, parents and sweets—tips for healthy eating at holiday time

Limiting the sweets children eat could be more difficult than ever with Christmas right around the corner.

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.