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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Donald Trump is tweeting that "We should not be importing (Ebola) to our homeland."
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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 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.
According to a recent survey, the Black population is not benefiting from Obamacare as compared to other demographic groups.
Family reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect and turn relationships into strong, eternal ties. This year, try starting a new tradition—share your health history with your family.
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.