Friday, March 27, 2015
California Failed to Comply with HIV Law, Judge Ruled
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that California failed to comply with a 2002 state law requiring it to extend Medi- Cal coverage to HIV-positive Californians, it was announced recently. ... read more >>
Air Quality has Negative Impact on Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Despite improvements over the past 30 years, Southern California has substandard air quality that has been linked to a host of negative impacts on infants and children, according to a UCLA ... read more >>
Some Doctors May Give Up Vaccines Because of Cost
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children are considering dropping that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a new survey. A second survey ... read more >>
Nap Without Guilt: It Boots Sophisticated Memory
Written by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking ... read more >>
Few Options Remain When Job Insurance Disappears
Written by Tom Murphy (AP) 06 November 2008
Leah Smith shells out more than $730 a month for health insurance but you won't hear her complaining. Among the jobless, Smith is one of the lucky few with solid health insurance that she can ... read more >>
AIDS-Hit Swaziland Promotes Circumcision
Written by Clare Nullis (AP) 06 November 2008
Nelson Mdlovu strides out of the small clinic with a spring in his step and a smile on his lips just minutes after being circumcised. Mdlovu swallowed his fears to line up with nine other equally ... read more >>
AIDS treatment should start sooner, study finds
Written by Marilynn Marchione Associated Press 30 October 2008
People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans. ... read more >>
Study Says Lack of African-Americans in Science Field Hurting Industry
Written by J. Coyden Palmer (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 25 September 2008
 A study that surveyed Fortune 1000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) executives representing leading science and technology companies in the United States, was released ... read more >>
Preventing the Unwelcome Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 June 2008
A cancer diagnosis — whether it’s yours or a loved one’s — can be one of the most frightening moments in life. Most people faced with cancer feel anxiety and fear about the disease ... read more >>
FDA: Older Psych Drugs have Fatal Risks in Seniors
Written by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press 19 June 2008
The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Monday that prescribing a certain group of psychiatric drugs to seniors suffering from dementia can increase their risk of death. Antipsychotic drugs are ... read more >>
TV drug ads may have to zoom in on side effects
Written by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press 22 May 2008
The Food and Drug Administration is considering requiring TV drug advertisements to carry a toll-free number where patients can report serious problems with their medication. FDA consulted a panel of ... read more >>
What Everyone Should Know About Communicating with Teens
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 March 2008
Free Introduction Presentation Monday, March 17 Parents facing tensions and conflicts with their teens, can learn how to effectively communicate with their child to gain cooperation, become closer, ... read more >>
Faison And Faison Dental Clinic Receives Grant from L.A. Care
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2008
Los Angeles, CA - The Faison and Faison APDC has received a grant from L.A. Care Health Plan to provide comprehensive dental treatment to special needs children and adults, including those living in ... read more >>
Foundation Steps Up it’s Campaign Against Drugs
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 28 February 2008
Kids at the Taste of Soul are very happy to have the Truth About Drugs booklets to learn more about the harms of drugs.The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is now offering training and also has free PSAs ... read more >>

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Halle Berry Hosts Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Jenesse Center
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 14 February 2008
Silver Rose Weekend Set April 27 -28 As if she hasn’t already done enough during her years as chair of Jenesse Center’s annual fundraising gala, and more recently chair or its $2.5 million ... read more >>
Doctors Report Transplant Breakthrough
Written by Alicia Chang, Associated Press 31 January 2008
In what’s being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their ... read more >>
Organizations Gearing up for Black AIDS Day
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 31 January 2008
“Prevention is Power” is the theme for this year’s National Black AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, the mission- to build the capacity and increase awareness, participation and support ... read more >>
Hysterectomy Unnecessary with New Fibroid Treatment
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 24 January 2008
There is a safer, easier alternative to hysterectomy in the treatment of fibroids according to specialist Dr. Bruce McLucas founder of the UCLA- based Fibroid Treatment Collective. Emboliza-tion, a procedure ... read more >>
Los Angeles Welcomes 21st Century Hospital
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Awards $250,000 to Fund Innovative Community Agencies Representatives from all corners of Los Angeles will participate in the grand opening dedication ceremony of Kaiser ... read more >>
Black Barbershop Health Outreach: Black Men's Only Hope?
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
 State Assembly Member Curren Price participates in the health screening at the Black Barbershop Health Outreach.Let’s face it. Black men, already among the leaders in acquiring many preventable ... read more >>
Cancer Survivor Hopes to Inspire with New Book
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 20 December 2007
“I have been many things in my life... a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, student, poet and photographer,” wrote Debra Griffen, author of “A Journey to Wellness: ... read more >>
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Surgery
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 20 December 2007
A woman’s age and race can influence how quickly she receives surgery after a breast cancer diagnosis, U.S. researchers report. A team at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore also ... read more >>
Shoppers to Raise HIV Awareness, Funds
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and rapper Ludacris will be among the millions of shoppers participating in a fundraising event for World AIDS Day, on December 1. Khiel, a beauty product ... read more >>
Nursing Homes to Receive Letter Grades
Written by City News Service 29 November 2007
CNS - Letter grades similar to those posted in restaurants may be used soon at nursing and convalescent homes, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said. The board has approved a motion by Supervisor ... read more >>
Studies Continue to Link Red Wine to Heart Disease Prevention
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 29 November 2007
Women who drink wine have less inflammation in their blood vessels, a new study shows. The findings were released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers studied women after four weeks ... read more >>

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