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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

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Carson hosts enrollment center for Covered California sign-ups

An enrollment center for Covered California is open through Feb. 15, 2015 at the South Bay Pavilion in Carson. Open to all legal residents of Los Angeles County, interested parties may visit and sign-up for healthcare coverage from 10 a.m. ...

The blacklisting of Black nurses

While their profession faces severe personnel shortages over the next 10 years, highly-qualified Black nurses across the nation are reportedly being unfairly cut from their jobs or reduced to the status of migrant workers, forced to survive on below-livable wages ...

Giving thanks

The following locations will serve meals on Thanksgiving Day. Most serve food early. For more locations near you, call 211.

First AME church shows appreciation to Rev. and Mrs. ‘J’ Edgar Boyd

More than 350 members of First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME) were on hand for a spirit-filled, outdoor reception to welcome Senior Minister “J” Edgar Boyd for another year at the helm of the 142 year-old congregation.

‘Water Year’ off to slow start; San Diego goes ‘toilet-to-tap’

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported this week that the brief rains in central and northern California were not nearly enough to provide relief to three years of extensive dry weather. In fact, the state’s water reservoirs are at critically low ...