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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 >>
4 Patients Get HIV From Organ Donor
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they’re ... read more >>
Diabetes Drug to Warn of Risk to Heart
Written by Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - The government slapped a prominent, though confusing, warning on the popular diabetes drug Avandia on Wednesday—telling patients that it may, or may not, increase the risk of heart attacks. ... read more >>
Thankful for a Second Chance
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
There’s no better gift than that of life, and to be given a second chance is an opportunity for which one Jacob Ramsey is absolutely thankful. After losing his wife, home and “mind” ... read more >>
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Fatter Kids
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - Here’s another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping ... read more >>
Centinela Hospital Changes Hands
Written by City News Service 08 November 2007
CNS - An Inland Empire-based company has purchased the struggling Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, which has seen a sharp rise in emergency patients since Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor ... read more >>
Faster Heart Care: How One State Did It
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2007
AP - In an ideal world, every heart attack would end like Willard “Ziggy” Hill’s. Within 90 minutes of arriving at a small community hospital in North Carolina, he was having a blocked ... read more >>
AIDS Project Los Angeles Elects Seven Community Leaders to Board of Directors
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
New Members Include a Mayor, Judge, Clinic Director and Entertainment ExecutivesAIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) recently announced the election of seven new members to its board of directors, drawn from ... read more >>
Medical Researchers Urged to Speed Up Vaccine's Safety Investigations
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The Oral Cancer Foundation is urging medical researchers to speed up investigations on the safety of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted virus that it said causes cancer of the mouth.The foundation’s ... read more >>

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